Oklahoma losing as big favorite is nothing new

The Oklahoma Sooners suffered an embarassing loss to the rival Texas Longhorns over the weekend, dropping the latest edition of the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

The loss knocked Oklahoma out of the top ten.

While it was a big loss for the Sooners, it has sadly become a common trend to see Oklahoma fall to teams ranked much lower.

Thanks to an interesting stat tweeted out by College GameDay host Rece Davis, we learned that the Sooners have lost five games as clear favorites in the last five seasons which is more than any other school in the FBS.

From our stats/analysis FPI group: OU has 6 L's in last 5 seasons in which they entered game with at least an 80% chance to win, most in FBS

— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) October 12, 2015

The teams able to get the best of Oklahoma have been Texas twice, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

Hopefully for the Sooners fan base and head coach Bob Stoops, Oklahoma will be able to reverse that trend in the coming seasons.

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