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CFB Expert Names Oklahoma's "Biggest Game" Next Season

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NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma football enters 2018 looking for another Big 12 title and berth in the College Football Playoff. Is this the year they get over the hump and win a national title?

Well, not losing Kyler Murray to baseball is good news for the Sooners. If they had lost him as their replacement for Baker Mayfield, it could have had major consequences.

OU has a pretty challenging schedule this year. The Sooners open with a dangerous FAU team and then host Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins. There's the annual rivalries with Oklahoma State and Texas, and road trips to Iowa State and West Virginia.

However, none of those six teams will be the "biggest game" on Oklahoma's schedule, according to USA Today's Paul Myerberg.

For Myerberg, the biggest tilt will be the one at TCU on Oct. 20. That comes right after OU's bye at the midpoint of the season.

Oklahoma’s year starts with a bang: Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic first and then Chip Kelly and UCLA, with both games coming at home. We’ll know by the end of September whether Kyler Murray is up to the task at quarterback. The Sooners’ most important game might be Texas, since the Longhorns should be better in Tom Herman’s second season. But it’s TCU that figures to be OU’s biggest threat in the Big 12 Conference.

You can read the rest of Myerberg's analysis on the top 10 here.

Oklahoma will open its 2018 season up against FAU on Sept. 1.

The game will kick off at noon ET.