The 2011 college football season was a big one for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and it culminated in the first Big 12 Championship in history for the school in football. A repeat in 2012 may not be as unlikely as one would think.
The Cowboys did lose a lot in terms of experience since last season. However, they have possibly the most talented team they've had in the last decade this season, and the defense should be even better this season.
It might be a longshot, but this year's version of the Cowboys could very well compete for and win a Big 12 title. Here are three reasons why.