About five or so years back, college football fans coined the term "Clemsoning," for when ranked Tigers teams would lay eggs against inferior opponents. Clemson has seemingly bucked this trend, winning a number of huge games in recent years. According to ESPN's FPI, the team that may be taking up the "Clemsoning" mantle is Oklahoma. College GameDay host Rece Davis tweeted out a very interesting stat about OU's inability to take care of business about lesser opponents in recent years, after the Sooners' shocking loss to Texas.
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Texas, which entered the game at 1-4, was OU's first loss of this season. In recent years, the Sooners have lost to unranked Texas A&M (2010), Texas Tech (2011), Texas (2013), and Oklahoma State (2014) teams. The validity of "throwing the records out" for rivalry games may be hard to quantify, but for Oklahoma, that seems to be a pretty solid rule.