It may seem that the Oklahoma State Cowboys’ next game should be smooth sailing, as they will travel to Tucson to do battle with an Arizona Wildcats team that is clearly in the rebuilding stages. However, we still have not seen this Cowboys team be tested, and it must take this game ultra-seriously to avoid an untimely upset.
Playing on the road is never easy, and it will not be a cakewalk for the Cowboys against Arizona. Rich Rodriguez has always had teams that could score and move the ball, and this Wildcats squad is no different. Despite only beating Toledo by seven in overtime, the Wildcats accounted for 624 total yards of offense. Stopping this team will not be easy.
The Cowboys have certain specific things they can do to almost ensure a victory. Containing the opponent’s runners and limiting turnovers are just a few ways to start. More will follow as we examine this matchup more closely.