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OK, this is always a big game in Oklahoma, but when looking at the BCS rankings and the number of points Oklahoma State has given up this season, it may be easy to count the Cowboys out.
But the difference is that Oklahoma State has been playing better in the second half of the season while Oklahoma has been playing worse.
Oklahoma State has gone 5-1 since the five-point loss to Texas on Sept. 29, and the sole loss during that run came to then-No. 2 Kansas State. The Cowboys just routed Texas Tech, 59-21.
Then you look at Oklahoma.
In the past four games, the Sooners have given up 30 points to Notre Dame, 34 points to Baylor and 49 points to West Virginia. The defense that had a nice three-game stretch against Kansas State, Texas Tech and Texas has vanished into thin air.
Sure, Oklahoma has scored a combined 92 points the past two weeks, but that was against the defenses of West Virginia and Baylor, who are among the worst units in the nation.
Oklahoma State held Geno Smith to 6.7 yards per pass attempt two weeks ago, while holding Texas Tech's Seth Doege to 6.4 yards per attempt last week.
I wouldn't be surprised if Oklahoma State pulled this one off.