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ESPN's Heather Dinich Says Oklahoma Won't Win Out With Current Pass Defense

Heather Dinich of ESPN.

Oklahoma's College Football Playoff chances are on life support.

Oklahoma lost at home to unranked Iowa State on Saturday - meaning the Sooners will likely have to win out and capture the Big 12 title to have a shot at playing in the College Football Playoff. But it isn't the loss that ESPN playoff expert Heather Dinich is concerned about - it's the reason for it.

Simply put, Oklahoma could not stop Iowa State's passing attack - despite the fact that the Cyclones were playing their third string quarterback Kyle Kempt.

On the day, Iowa State's quarterbacks finished 20-of-27 for 368 yards and three touchdowns. Dinich says there's no way Oklahoma wins the rest of its games with that going on.

Oklahoma, now 4-1, gets Texas in its big rivalry game next week. We'll see if Lincoln Riley & Co. can come up with a game plan to stop the Longhorns' passing attack.