The Oklahoma Sooners will look to make it seven-straight championships as the favorites to repeat in the Big 12 Conference for the upcoming 2021 season.
Junior quarterback Spencer Rattler is near the top of many 2022 NFL Draft boards, and with guys like Drake Stoops and four redshirt seniors on the offensive line, they might be almost a bit undervalued here. While the rest of the league has improved, on talent (except Texas) most teams are quite far behind what’s in Norman.
Those same Longhorns now have Steve Sarkisian as their head coach, and he inherits a team that’s got plenty of bodies but not a lot of sustained success the past decade. After a 7-3 season and a bowl win in 2020, athletic director Chris Del Conte fired Tom Herman anyway and threw even more chaos into the punchbowl. Junior Casey Thompson has only 29 career pass attempts, but he looks to step into the starting quarterback role as the season begins.
But UT-Austin is actually the third choice behind quarterback Brock Purdy and head coach Matt Campbell at Iowa State. The Cyclones played for the Big 12 title last season, and Campbell turned aside plenty of job offers to stay and give it one more year in Ames in an attempt to win ISU’s first conference title since 1912 (that’s not a typo). Running back Breece Hall has amassed 2469 career yards in just two seasons, and the only underclassmen on offense are two redshirt sophomores on the offensive line.
Here are the odds to win the 2021 Big 12 Championship from DraftKings Sportsbook:
Big 12 Championship Odds
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