Texas vs. Oklahoma State: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2012

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 8: David Ash #14 of the Texas Longhorns throws a pass against the University of New Mexico Lobos on September 8, 2012 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-1) are hosting the No. 12-ranked Texas Longhorns (3-0) in an early-season Big 12 showdown.

This exciting matchup pits two major programs with youth and talent—although an abundance of inexperience—against one another with potential BCS implications riding on the outcome.

Let's take a look at where you can watch the game, a few players to keep an eye on, make a prediction for the final score and so much more. 


Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Okla.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:50 p.m. ET

Watch: Fox

Live Stream: Fox Sports

Radio: Free Football Radio

Betting Line: Texas -3 (via ScoresAndOdds.com)


Major Injury Report (via CollegeInjuryReport)


LB Jordan Hicks—Hip—QST

PK Anthony Fera—Hip—QST

RB Joe Bergeron—Shoulder—QST


Oklahoma State

QB Wes Lunt—Knee—QST


BCS/Top 25 Implications

The Pokes are currently on the cusp of the AP Top 25 poll and ranked No. 22 in the USA Today coaches’ survey.

If the team wants to get serious about putting together a respectable season, this is one of the most critical games on its schedule.

Texas is ranked No. 12 in the AP and No. 11 in USA Today rankings after a strong 3-0 start.

However, the Longhorns have yet to be truly tested, and their defense will have its hands full with the O.K. State offense on Saturday.

The winner of this contest will have a leg up in the Big 12 race, as this is the first conference game for both programs.


Texas Player to Watch: David Ash

The Longhorns signal-caller has completed 55 of 72 pass attempts for a whopping 703 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He’s thrown no interceptions and has truly matured as a pocket passer since splitting time with Case McCoy last year.

He must continue to be perfect and keep the Texas offense rolling on Saturday, as the Pokes aren’t going to have a major problem scoring points.

If Ash can’t help his team get on the scoreboard, they aren't going to be able to leave with victory.


Oklahoma State Player to Watch: Joseph Randle

While the Pokes are normally a pass-first team, Randle has been instrumental in helping true freshman QB Wes Lunt get acquainted to Big 12 football.

Through three games, he’s carried the rock 50 times, piling up 335 yards and four touchdowns, while catching nine passes for 77 yards in that same time period.

He needs to continue to get his touches and be a major factor in the offense, as his elite rushing ability will help keep the Texas defense honest.


Prediction: Oklahoma State 47, Texas 44

Oklahoma State gets the edge here as the home team. While it isn't favored in Vegas, it has won this matchup the past two years in a row and could easily make it a third on Saturday.

Because so much is on the line in the first major Big 12 conference battle of the season for both teams, it’s going to be an extremely hard-fought game.

Expect the home crowd to make a difference and the Pokes to walk away with a W. 


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