Bowl projections 2021: Oklahoma football projected for Alamo Bowl vs. Pac-12 team

Caleb Williams. (The Oklahoman)
Caleb Williams. (The Oklahoman) /

Bowl projections for Oklahoma football have the Sooners meeting the Oregon Ducks in the Alamo Bowl.

Though Lincoln Riley’s Oklahoma football program is one of roughly eight teams left with any serious aspirations of making it into the College Football Playoff, they are not even projected to make it into the New Year’s Six.

The Sooners are 10-1 on the year with Bedlam on the horizon this Saturday. Should they beat the Pokes in Stillwater, these bitter rivals will meet in an immediate rematch in Arlington for the Big 12 Championship. If Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State two weeks in a row, that might be enough to propel them into the College Football Playoff. However, the Pokes are major playoff contenders.

Here is the latest bowl projection for the Sooners heading into rivalry weekend.

Oklahoma bowl projections have Sooners playing Oregon in the Alamo Bowl

Brett McMurphy of The Action Network has Oklahoma playing the Oregon Ducks in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.

This matchup is significant for a lot of reasons. McMurphy has his alma mater winning in Bedlam, meaning Oklahoma State will face Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Game.

With back-to-back wins over the Sooners and Bears, the Cowboys will make their first trip to the playoff.

As a result, he has Baylor taking the Big 12’s spot in the Sugar Bowl, where they will meet Ole Miss out of the SEC. As far as Oregon is concerned, he saw enough out of the Ducks in Salt Lake last Saturday. He expects the Utah Utes to win the rematch in Las Vegas to win their first Pac-12 Championship and head to the Rose Bowl where they will face the Michigan Wolverines.

Though Oklahoma does not always make the College Football Playoff, to not win the Big 12 and play in a New Year’s Six bowl is a prime example of a season gone awry.

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