Gina Mizell: Oklahoma State, Texas Tech game could decide bowl placement for Cowboys

The Oklahoman's OSU beat writer Gina Mizell took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a look at today's Q&A.
by Gina Mizell Modified: November 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm •  Published: November 16, 2012

The Oklahoman's OSU beat writer Gina Mizell took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a look at today's Q&A.

Gina Mizell 10:32 a.m. Welcome to Friday's Power Lunch Chat! Gina will be logging in at 11 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now.
Gina Mizell 10:58 a.m. Hey all, welcome to another OSU Power Lunch live chat. We are also chatting (verbally!) on our Football Friday Hangout. I will be trying my best to multitask. Let's rock n roll.
Will 10:59 a.m. OK Gina, I know we are beating a tired old horse here, so let's get it over with: Who will start a QB for OSU this weekend?
Will 10:59 a.m. oops, hit the wrong key. Didn't get to give my odds: Chelf - 70%, Lunt - 25%, Walsh - 5%.
Gina Mizell 11:07 a.m. I'm all for getting this out of the way right away. I'm with you on your odds, Will. I would be pretty darn surprised if Chelf did NOT start tomorrow, for a couple reasons. First, since Chelf has played well, why rush Lunt back? Wait until he's 150 percent healthy. And Gundy has admitted that Chelf has made the best decisions of the three and, frankly, has played better than he expected. Lunt is still the future of this program, but Chelf might be the best guy for the best three games.
Will 11:08 a.m. Is OSU Basketball vs. Tenn. on TV? What time? Do they still have enough healthy players left to field a team?
Gina Mizell 11:09 a.m. It's on ESPNU right now. About six minutes left in the second half and the Cowboys are up 54-38
LarryB 11:09 a.m. If the POKES end with 8+ wins, which bowl do you think is the likely destination?
Gina Mizell 11:13 a.m. Right now, the Alamo or Buffalo Wild Wings appear most likely. There's a slight, slight chance the Cowboys could climb to the Cotton or Fiesta Bowl, but that's super unlikely. There's a chance OSU could fall to the Holiday Bowl, especially if the BCS only takes one BCS team. Really, this game tomorrow could be regarded as the "battle for the Alamo."
Brian 11:13 a.m. Do you believe that Walsh will transfer after this season, or does he have another chance in the spring to win the job as starting QB?
Gina Mizell 11:16 a.m. Walsh wouldn't be the only guy I would worry about transferring. Clint Chelf is scheduled to graduate in December and could theoretically use the "Russell Wilson rule" and go to another school and play right away as a senior. How the season finishes out will likely determine what the spring will hold for as far as another QB battle. I don't know if either will transfer. I don't know if Walsh and Chelf know what they will do after the season. But it will certainly be interesting to watch.
Galileo 11:16 a.m. Question for the Friday Football hangout. Adrian Peterson is really tearing it up lately in the NFL. He's even getting mention by some as an MVP candiate. Would like to know the Friday Hangout crew's opinion on his chances for any NFL awards this season including MVP.
Gina Mizell 11:16 a.m. I shall throw it out there when we get a free moment.
Gina Mizell 11:23 a.m. Still got room for questions...
Alum in AZ 11:24 a.m. Still looking for that story on the hier-apparent for kicker... :)
Gina Mizell 11:25 a.m. That's something to address after the season. Kip Smith is indeed enrolled at OSU, but Bobby Stonebreaker is your current backup.
Galileo 11:25 a.m. Do know the pecking order for the Big 12 bowls? 1-Fiesta, 2-Cotton, 3-Alamo...??
Gina Mizell 11:25 a.m. 4-Buffalo Wild Wings (old Insight) 5-Holiday 6-Meineke Car Care (Houston) 7-Pinstripe 8-Heart of Dallas
Galileo 11:28 a.m. Thanks. I wonder why the Holiday has fallen so far down? It used to be one of the best non-major bowls out there. And San Diego is a great destination, better than San Antonio for example.
Gina Mizell 11:31 a.m. Yeah, it is interesting. Still a high tie-in for the Pac-12, but the BWW has climbed up the ladder for the Big 12. And you don't need to tell me how great San Diego is--I spent a summer interning there. It was glorious!
Will 11:32 a.m. AZ, perhaps we should be looking for a "hair Apparent" for kicker!
Gina Mizell 11:32 a.m. Funny!
Gina Mizell 11:33 a.m. Ok, folks, I've got a story to finish. Thanks for the questions today. Enjoy the game tomorrow if you're making the trip to Stillwater. Happy Friday!
by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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