This Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will face off against the Texas Longhorns to begin each team’s Big 12 conference schedule. It will not be an easy game for Cowboys to win, but there are five important things they can do to make a victory possible.
The Longhorns have looked good so far this season, coasting to a 3-0 record. Their defense and rushing game are good as usual, and now quarterback David Ash looks like he has progressed enough to make the Texas offense a balanced one. This is a big game for both teams. The winner will have a leg up on the conference title race, while the loser will have proven itself unable to compete for that same conference title.
The Cowboys need to win this game if they want to compete for a conference title, even in a rebuilding year, and there are specific tasks they must accomplish to do so.