Which brings us to the bad news part of this scenario.
The Cowboys are a banged up bunch. Quarterback. Wide receiver. Cornerback. All of those positions have been hit especially hard by injury, and because of that, the Cowboys have struggled to find consistency in this pass-happy league.
Can they patch those areas up enough to beat K-State, West Virginia, Tech and OU in consecutive weeks?
We will have a better idea by sundown Saturday.
TCU will be a stout test, and if OSU plays as well as it did a week ago, it will win by double digits. It will also have strung together a couple of solid victories. That's the sign of a team coming together.
But if OSU has some of the same issues that proved costly against Arizona and Texas, it will be tough to see the Cowboys winning any of those next four games, much less all of them.
We're about to start finding out what kind of team OSU has, for better or worse.
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