When Week 3 kicks into full swing, one of the marquee match ups on the schedule is between the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman.
The game has clear College Football Playoff implications and a loss could mean the 1-1 Sooners are eliminated from national title contention. As a result, the team is looking for any advantage they can get in the game and one of their biggest will be the support of the home crowd.
To echo that sentiment, former Oklahoma center Ty Darlington delivered a passionate message to Sooners fans, urging them to show out in full force for this weekend’s epic clash.
“Make these Ohio State players talk about this game and the time they came to Norman, Oklahoma. Make them talk about that for the next 20 years of their lives. And when you’re looking back on this 20 years from now, don’t tell your kids you watched this game or you were at this game. Tell them you were a part of this game, that you made an impact and you influenced the outcome,” Darlington pleaded to the fans.
“So Sooner Nation, let’s win this thing. Let’s do it all together: all 85, 000 (fans) plus the 105 (players) on the sidelines. Let’s get after it. This is going to be a lot of fun. Boomer Sooner.”
If the Sooners answer Darlington’s rallying cry, we could be in for one of the most electric atmospheres of the college football season.
Kickoff between Oklahoma and Ohio State is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.