5. West Virginia
2013 record: 4-8
Last year vs. OU: 16-7, Oklahoma
Why this game is dangerous: West Virginia has been knocking on the door for two years now. The Sooners held on in a shootout two years ago in Morgantown, WV, for a one-point victory. Last year, quarterback Trevor Knight was exposed, but Oklahoma's defense held firm for a 16-7 victory. A trip back to Morgantown could be a sign of trouble for the Sooners, especially if Oklahoma has a hangover from its game against Tennessee or West Virginia still is riding a monsoon of momentum after an upset of Alabama in its season-opener.
Players to watch: West Virginia starting quarterback Clint Trickett, who transferred from Florida State, is a dynamic playmaker. Injured for much of last year, Trickett is a wild card and for the first time on this list could give Oklahoma a challenge. He might also be the best quarterback the Sooners will have seen up until that point of the season.
Prediction: While it's low on the list, this might be the best chance for Oklahoma to suffer an unexpected upset. West Virginia has athletes that the Sooners haven't had to face with the first four teams on the list, especially at running back, a position where the Mountaineers' No. 3 and No. 4 backs were both starters at one point. Ultimately, there are too many holes on defense for Oklahoma to exploit. This one will be more of a shootout that last year, but expect a wider margin – something in the neighborhood of 42-28.