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Oklahoma State football predictions: Why Kansas State is the Cowboys' biggest game.

Football 2014 — The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel forecasts the Oklahoma State Cowboys’ season.
by Berry Tramel Published: August 28, 2014

Projecting the 2014 college football season for the Oklahoma State Cowboys:

MVP: Ryan Simmons. Outside of this middle man, the Cowboys are decimated at linebacker,

Best player: Kevin Peterson. In the Big 12, a solid cornerback is worth his weight in gold.

Most overlooked: James Castleman. The strong defensive tackle has helped turn the D-line from a position of weakness into a position of strength.

Best newcomer: Tyreek Hill. The Cowboys will move the speedster all around, trying to find him open space.

Biggest game: at Kansas State on Nov. 1. Of OSU’s four big games against Boone Pickens Stadium, this is the most winnable.

Best win: Texas in Stillwater on Nov. 15. Beat the ‘Horns, and it’s four wins in five years vs. UT.

Trap game: Oct. 18 at TCU. The Cowboys’ only road game against a mid-level Big 12 team. OSU’s road games are against the elite (OU, Baylor, K-State) or the dregs (Kansas).

Record: 8-5.

Post season projection: Texas Bowl vs. Texas A&M.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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