The Oklahoma State Cowboys will win the Big 12 conference and secure a BCS Bowl berth with a victory over in-state rival Oklahoma this Saturday, December 7th. The Cowboys get the Sooners at home, kicking off at Noon ET on ABC. Should Oklahoma pull off the upset, then the Texas vs. Baylor game later in the day at 3:30 pm ET would be a de facto Big 12 Championship game.
Sat., Dec.7, 2013 @ 12:00pm ET
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Ok
- Who’s Favored?
OSU by 10.5 ~ 62.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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Oklahoma State is the most complete team in the Big 12, and really showed that they can play defense in their dominating victory over Baylor a couple of weeks ago. The Cowboys limited the high-scoring Bears offense to just 17 points, which was 45 points below their average.
Oklahoma has had a quiet season, but still sits at 9-2 on the year and rebounded nicely since the blowout loss to Baylor in mid-November. The Sooners have scored 89 points over the course of their last two games, as the offense has found a nice rhythm. But to get a tough win on the road against Oklahoma State, they will have to do a lot of things right. Oklahoma has not thrown the ball well this season, and that is something that they might have to emphasize on getting going to keep the Cowboys defense honest. Oklahoma State was able to shut down the Baylor rushing attack which averaged more yards than Oklahoma’s. The Sooners rank 15th in the country in rushing, averaging 242 yards per game.
The Cowboys find themselves ranked No.6 in the latest release of the BCS Standings, which is probably too far back to hop up into the BCS Championship. What could have been if not for the inexplicable loss to West Virginia back at the end of September. But this is a team that is playing very well right now, and capping off the end of the season with a victory over Oklahoma would likely mean a Fiesta Bowl appearance.