Oklahoma State Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
Every once in a while, like going 7-6 in 2014 and 8-5 in 2012, Mike Gundy’s teams take a little bit of a breather before rising back up and rocking again.
It’s as if the program needs to gear it all up to make the big push needed to play at close to the highest of levels. But the Big 12 overall isn’t a killer, and despite the turnover, the Cowboys will come awfully close to making this a fourth straight ten-win season.
Of course the offense is going to take a step back – at least in terms of the passing game – but it’ll keep up in shootouts. The defense will be stronger and more aggressive – especially with all of the talent returning on the defensive front.
It’ll be a different sort of season. There won’t be as many high-flying shootouts, but with a good defense, a strong running game, and a little more attention paid to controlling the clock, the Cowboys will do just fine.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 8.5
Again, don’t assume that much of a drop-off, if any.
The Cowboys should roll through Missouri State and South Alabama, and while Boise State will be tough, that’s a home game. With five of the first six games in Stillwater, and the road game in the bunch at Kansas, they’ll get off to a huge start before having to go to Kansas State.
Assume a loss at Oklahoma – sorry – and two defeats among at Kansas State, Texas, West Virginia and at TCU. Last year’s team lost three games, and it was better than this one.
Eight wins is about right, with a fourth bowl win in five years making it a respectable nine-win campaign overall.