Oklahoma State’s season won’t end of the positive note that was possible just weeks ago when College Football Playoff appearance was the end goal.
The same can be said for literally all but four teams in the entire nation, though, meaning the Cowboys 2017 season is far from a lost cause. After starting the season 7-1, an Oklahoma State squad that once aspired to appear in the aforementioned playoff or simply a New Years Six bowl of any kind will almost surely now have to settle for something less.
With an 8-3 record and Oklahoma State currently on pace to finish as the third-best team in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma and TCU, the Cowboys may soon be headed back to San Antonio, as Sports Illustrated projects an Alamo Bowl appearance for the Pokes against USC.
The last time Oklahoma State was there in December, things worked out well. Pitted against No. 10 Colorado, Oklahoma State absolutely smothered its old Big 12 foe en route to a 38-8 victory and its 10th win of the season. This time around, a similar situation may soon present itself, as the eight-win Cowboys will close the regular season against Kansas before entering the postseason with a chance at a third straight 10-win season.
If the projections prove true, though, win No. 10 won’t come easy, as the Trojans boast an equally elite quarterback in Sam Darnold, who has a variety of weapons of his own.
Who’s up for a shootout in the Alamodome?