After a roller-coaster season so far, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have a bye week to prepare for their mega showdown with the Texas Longhorns on September 29th. Utilizing a bye week efficiently is important, and there are many things this team can work on to prepare for the next game and the rest of the season.
While the Cowboys did manage to come out of the first quarter of the season with a winning record, no one can deny that the team has not gone through its fair share of disappointments. The loss at Arizona was one of the ugliest games the Cowboys have played in the Mike Gundy era, and the injury to starting quarterback Wes Lunt against Louisiana is anything but ideal.
However, the season is far from over, and this bye week will be integral in terms of how the Cowboys choose to approach the rest of the season. Texas will be the biggest test of the season for Oklahoma State by far, and how well the team prepares for it will play a huge factor in whether it wins.