As the season began, no one knew what to think of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Would the quarterback situation work itself out? Would they contend for a conference title? Are they the best team in the state? Most of those questions have yet to be answered but the grueling part of the schedule is now underway and we will find those answers soon enough.
The Texas Longhorns came into the season with conference title expectations on the mind. After beginning just 1-2, the Longhorns looked to be out of the race by default, but an unbeaten start in conference play following six straight victories has people talking about Texas as the team to beat in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State has gone with Clint Chelf in the past four games after J.W. Walsh started the season off slowly. Chelf has passed for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns in limited time while also throwing four picks and completely just 50 percent of his passes. Josh Stewart will provide some help for whoever starts at quarterback as he is one of the top wide outs in the nation. Stewart has 40 catches for 510 yards and just two touchdowns this season, but he has the potential to be even better. Desmond Roland leads all rushers with 506 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Texas began the season with a bit of a quarterback controversy with David Ash and Case McCoy battling it out for the starting job. Ash got the first shot at starting and did a solid job in the first two games but gave way to McCoy to keep the job after that. Colt McCoy‘s younger brother has passed for 1,471 yards and eight touchdowns while throwing six interceptions and completing 60 percent of his passes. Top running back Jonathan Gray will sit out the rest of the season with an achilles injury — he had 80 yards and four touchdowns on the year.
Defensively, the Cowboys rank 20th in yards allowed per contest while ranking 44th in the nation in yards allowed per game. The Longhorns rank 51st in the nation in points allowed per game as well as 53rd in the nation in yards allowed per game.
Oklahoma State will travel to Texas to take on the Longhorns at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 16. The game will be broadcasted on FOX.
PREDICTION: Oklahoma State 34, Texas 35