Oklahoma football: The Oklahoma State Cowboys are not completely terrible


Bedlam week is finally here, and the Oklahoma Sooners have one last shot to add some sprinkles to this very vanilla season.

OU has beaten the Texas Longhorns, the


Tennessee Volunteers, West Virginia in Morgantown, set an FBS single-game record, and they’ve made every OU fan in to a morning person on Saturday.

Though, OU has one last thing on their regular season to-do list.

Beat the snot out of Oklahoma State.

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OU’s season has been mediocre at best. Sure, they’ve won eight games and a 10-win season is still a possibility. However, it wasn’t a championship season and a share of the Big 12 title is out of the question.

Oklahoma can still sweep its two biggest rivals, and they can even prevent Oklahoma State from making a bowl game for the first time since 2005.

While the Cowboys have struggled, do not prematurely write-in a “W” next to Oklahoma State on your physical copy of the 2014 Oklahoma football schedule that you have pinned to your refrigerator (oh wait, that’s just me?).

The Cowboys really aren’t THAT bad. To an extent, they are doing what OU did a year ago.

Injuries have plagued this young Pokes squad, but they might have a winner in Mason Rudolph as their first-string quarterback and OSU could very well “peak” at the right time.

Oklahoma State is coming off a loss to the Baylor Bears, but for what it’s worth, they still managed to get fourteen more points up on the board against Baylor than OU did.

The Cowboys’ offense hasn’t been as “fun” as in past seasons, and the Pokes are on a five-game losing streak.

Oklahoma State is a weird team. They’re young, they’ve shown spurts of what could be a solid ball team, but there’s a lot missing.

Mike Gundy, as nauseating as he is to some Sooner fans, isn’t really a bad coach, but Gundy’s luck has taken a turn for the worse this year. He’s truly given no one any reason to pick the Cowboys.

However, if there’s one thing Gundy does well, it’s keeping it close against Oklahoma. In his tenure, Gundy’s Cowboys have been in it each year with OU for the most part. And to be quite honest, Gundy probably should have a three-game win streak over the Sooners going in to this 2014 match-up.

However, a senior by the name of Blake Bell has been a huge thorn in the side to the Cowboys and has helped OU rally back-to-back years to knock off OSU.

Pokes fans might not be too happy that Bell’s status is looking good for Saturday, but regardless of Bell’s heroics, this is a game OU should be able to win.

Oklahoma’s defense, though, will need to figure out Mason Rudolph as quickly as possible. Plus, the Sooners will need more than Samaje Perine to beat Oklahoma State.

While I wouldn’t put it past Perine to have 200+ rushing yards on Saturday, this is a week OSU gets up for each and every year. Their season literally depends on this one game.

OU has to take Oklahoma State like they do every team, and I’m sure the preparations are in place for a Bedlam beatdown.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will kick off at 2:30 pm CT on Fox Sports 1, which is so kind of the Big 12 and the TV networks to finally allow the fans to sleep in on Saturday.

This should be a good ball game, but I think the moral of this story is to not take the Cowboys lightly. However, I don’t think anyone is expecting OU to bring the wood much the rest of this season after the way it’s played out.