The Cowboys join the Sooners as the only Big 12 team with winning conference records each of the last five years. Over those five years, OU is 32-10 in league play. OSU is 30-12, Texas is 26-16, KSU 24-18, Tech 21-21 and Baylor 17-25. Before bolting to the SEC, Missouri was 20-13 and Texas A&M 15-18.
Going to Austin would once have been a daunting task for the Cowboys. But OSU has won 13 of its last 18 Big 12 road games, including two victories at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
Before Nov. 16, the Cowboys host TCU, while Texas plays OU in Dallas. After Nov. 16, OSU hosts OU, while the 'Horns go to TCU. So who knows what the league will look like the third Saturday in November.
But here in summer, trying to figure out a conference that once was easy to decipher but now is hard, we're left to conclude that the game most likely to decide the conference champion is OSU at Texas.
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