Driving in the closing laps of a race while leading can have a similar effect.

The best-case scenario for the Big 12 would be for TCU to be an undefeated conference champ, but don’t forget TCU still has to travel to Oklahoma on Nov. 11. It’s the only remaining game on the Horned Frogs’ schedule that they aren’t favored to win, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Meanwhile, the Sooners still have opportunities to impress the selection committee with wins against Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia.

In order to have a chance at running the table, Oklahoma has to quickly and drastically improve its pass defense. The Sooners were fortunate to beat Baylor two weeks ago after surrendering 463 passing yards, and they allowed Iowa State, which was using its third-string quarterback, 368 yards.

There’s no immunity to the effects of losing, no matter how much success you have. Losing always hurts.

So why is that first one so difficult?

Because wanting to win, if it exists for too long, becomes needing to win.

Needing to win builds self-imposed pressure that manifests itself into distractions, which lead to mistakes.

Chase became too conservative in the last five laps of Sunday’s race at Dover, and that’s not me being critical of him, it’s me being an analyst.

In football, they call it prevent defense, which often causes players to alter their approach and intensity, to relax and sometimes give up big plays and the lead.

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