The Big 12 has shown this year that it has outstanding depth. Two prime examples will be on display as Texas Tech travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State.
This matchup will be one of only three college football games between ranked teams.
Texas Tech recovered from consecutive losses to defeat Kansas at home. Oklahoma State is also coming off a home win over the struggling West Virginia Mountaineers.
With only a few games to go in the season, this should be a highly competitive contest from start to finish.
When: November 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Live Stream: FSN Online
Spread: Oklahoma State (-11) via Vegas Insider
Oklahoma State has a high-powered offense and should have a big advantage playing at home, but 11 points is a lot to cover in this game.
With the Red Raiders' ability to pass the football, there should be a lot of points scored, and it should be enough to keep the game close.
Injury Report via USA Today as of Nov. 12
S Terrance Bullitt (Undisclosed) Questionable
CB Jarvis Phillips (Undisclosed) Questionable
DT Dennell Wesley (Undisclosed) Questionable
DB Cornelius Douglas (Knee) Questionable
TE Jace Amaro (Chest) Questionable
OL Tony Morales (Knee) Questionable
FB Omar Ontiveros (Undisclosed) Out
QB Wes Lunt (Concussion) Probable
WR Tracy Moore (Ankle) Out
What's At Stake?
Neither team has a chance to win the Big 12, but there is still time to jockey for position within the conference. This will give the team more prestige and a chance at a better bowl game.
There is certainly a difference between playing in the Cotton Bowl and the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Both teams want to end the year on a good note, especially against a conference rival.
Oklahoma State Player To Watch: Joseph Randle
The Cowboys have had to deal with injuries to quarterbacks J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt, but Joseph Randle has remained a steady force throughout the year.
Randle is already over 1,000 rushing yards with nine touchdowns on the season. No other running back on the team has as much as one-quarter of his yards.
Unfortunately, the junior has been held under four yards per carry in each of the last three games. Oklahoma State will need the running back to get back on track to have a chance at victory.
Texas Tech Player to Watch: Seth Doege
The senior quarterback torched Kansas last week for 476 yards and three touchdowns.
Amazingly, this is not even a season-high for Doege, who also had 499 passing yards and six touchdowns against West Virginia.
He currently leads the NCAA with 34 touchdowns and is second with 3,345 yards. Just as impressively, he has completed 70.2 percent of his passes this year.
Doege will need to continue his great play in order to help pull the upset on the road.
Prediction: Oklahoma State 41, Texas Tech 34
Both of these offenses will come to play, but Oklahoma State will have the last laugh. The Cowboys have a lot more balance on that side of the football and the running game will allow them to control the clock as well as the game.
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