It all comes down to this. A best-of-3 series between No. 2 regional seed Oklahoma and No. 3 regional seed Ole Miss will settle the champion of the College World Series. Suffice it to say, neither was exactly on the radar for the title heading into the NCAA Tournament.

But both teams have deployed the timely hitting and heavyweight pitching to be champions. What are the stories to watch for this weekend in Omaha? Here are 5 things to keep an eye on.

1. Can Oklahoma be the first softball/baseball CWS tandem champ?

Yes, the Sooners have the chance to make some NCAA history. The softball Sooners rolled through the Women’s College World Series earlier this month. Those Sooners were the defending national champs, the No. 1  overall seed, and led by the NCAA’s all-time home run queen Jocelyn Alo, they dominated the field, winning the finals 16-1 and 10-5 over Texas.

The baseball Sooners were a No. 2 seed in Gainesville and had to sneak past Florida 5-4 to reach the Super Regional round, where they bested No. 4 overall seed Virginia Tech in 3 games in Blacksburg, Va. In Omaha, the Sooners are 3-0 but have made waves mostly with their surprising pitching. Despite the team having an ERA over 5, they’ve allowed just 3 runs combined in the past 2 games.

While there are universities that have won national titles in softball and baseball (including Oklahoma), no school has ever won both titles in the same season. It would be quite a feather in the cap of the soon-to-be SEC Sooners.

2. Can Ole Miss keep the title in the Magnolia state?

On the other hand, as we noted earlier in the week, Ole Miss is trying to complete the 6th ever double play of different schools from the same state winning back-to-back CWS titles. That particular feat hasn’t happened in almost 20 years, since Rice and Texas went back to back in 2002-2003. It would certainly be doubly impressive as neither school had a prior CWS title.

3. Can Dylan DeLucia keep a historic hot streak going?

Ole Miss’ pitching staff has been up and down throughout the season, but junior righty Dylan DeLucia is certainly finishing strong. His CWS stats to date: 2-0, 16 2/3 innings pitched, 8 hits and 1 run allowed, 0 walks, and 17 strikeouts. Given that DeLucia threw 113 pitches in blanking Arkansas to advance to the Finals, his availability against the Sooners is probably contingent on a Game 3 being played Monday. Even then, he’d be coming back on short rest, and might be a bullpen option instead of a starter. But plenty will hope to see if DeLucia can improve on his 0.54 ERA in Omaha.

4. Can Hayden Dunhurst keep OU from running wild?

One of the contrasts of the series is Oklahoma’s run-heavy approach (145 stolen bases on the season) contrasts heavily with Ole Miss’ approach (just 33 steals). But the Rebels, and particularly primary catcher Hayden Dunhurst, have done a decent job against opposing runners. For the season, Ole Miss has thrown out 29.6% of attempted steal attempts. Only 2 SEC teams (Auburn and Texas A&M) did better in combatting opposing running games. The Sooners have only stolen 3 bases in Omaha, but whether Dunhurst can keep them honest on the base paths could be key.

5. Does Tim Elko have one more big moment left?

Ole Miss slugging first baseman Tim Elko is easily one of the most respected players in the SEC. Playing out the stretch of last season on a torn ACL demonstrated Elko’s deep and abiding love of the sport, and his team-first ethic. Elko has tended to be in the middle of any big moments for the Rebels. But he’s actually been quiet in Omaha. So far, he’s 3-for-16 with a homer and 3 RBIs in the College World Series. A repeat of his 7-for-9 performance in the Gainesville regional (including 3 homers in a game against Arizona) would both deeply help the Rebels’ effort and further enhance his status as an Ole Miss legend.