SoonerNation Picks: Oklahoma vs. Iowa

December, 30, 2011
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Oklahoma 28, Iowa 24
Iowa gives OU everything it wants, but the Sooners and Landry Jones make enough plays offensively in the fourth quarter to hold on, giving Bob Stoops another 10-win season.

Pick to click: Playing back safety, Tony Jefferson forces a couple of turnovers and makes a couple of big hits, setting up what could be an All-American season in 2012.
- Jake Trotter

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AP Photo/Sue OgrockiTony Jefferson could play deep safety against Iowa in the Insight Bowl.
Oklahoma 35, Iowa 17
Roy Finch brings needed balance to the Sooner offense with a 100-yard rushing game. The sophomore has two big runs to help open up passing lanes for Jones who finishes with a 300-yard game and two touchdown passes. OU's speed on defense is overwhelming for the Hawkeyes who get one of their touchdowns after a Sooners turnover but struggle to consistently move the football.

Pick to click: Roy Finch shows why he needs to be a core member of the Sooners offense for the remainder of his career with 121 rushing yards, 54 receiving yards and one touchdown in the win.
- Brandon Chatmon

Oklahoma 27, Iowa 16
It might take a while for the offense to gel, but quarterback Jones will be determined to make sure his Bedlam performance is a distant memory. The Hawkeyes don't have the offensive firepower to get in a shootout, and though not the goal at the start of this season, OU does notch another 10-win campaign to its ledger.

Pick to click: It's going to be a wide receiver, so I'm going with Kenny Stills. The last month had to have done wonders for Stills, Kameel Jackson and Trey Franks in building chemistry with Jones. Stills shows what the future can bring with a touchdown and a 125-yard receiving game.
- Bob Przybylo

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