To borrow a golf analogy, Alabama was the "leader" in the clubhouse, all but clinching a spot in the national title game, while LSU had to play a conference title game against Georgia. Oklahoma State sat third and seemingly, had no chance to pass idle Alabama to earn a spot in the championship game opposite LSU.
Well, to further the golf analogy, Oklahoma State went out and shot the football equivalent of a 59.
To be more accurate, the Cowboys put up 44 points while dismantling a good Oklahoma team, by 34 points. The fans used the opportunity to storm the field and dismantle the goal posts.
Voters had to take notice of this impressive display, as No. 3 Oklahoma State made its case to rise to the No. 2 ranking, and get its shot at LSU in the national title game.
Here are five reasons Oklahoma State deserves a title shot...