Alone in first place, the Cowboys now find themselves in the driver's seat in the Big 12 South.
Much hinges on the team's trip to Texas, where no OSU team has won since 1944.
"We put it on the back burner," said senior defensive tackle Shane Jarka. "There is no sense in stressing over a game like this. It is just another game. It is a big game, but at this point in the season every game is a big game now."
COWBOYS MAKE MAXWELL CUT
Hunter and Blackmon are included among 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.
The Cowboys pair form the nation's only 1,000-yard rusher/1,000-yard receiver duo in the country so far. Hunter is the nation's third-leading rusher with 1,240 yards. Blackmon leads all receivers with 1,285 yards and an average of 160.6 per game.
The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate player of the year in memory of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell. Voters include head coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club and sportswriters and broadcasters from across the country.
The list of semifinalists will be trimmed to three finalists Nov. 22.
ROCK THE VOTE: WEEDEN
Weeden is among four players selected by a panel of ESPN analysts as candidates for the AT&T Player of the Week, after posting school records for completions (34) and passing yards (435) in a game against Baylor.
Fan can vote for Weeden by text messaging VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phones until 10:59 Wednesday. Message and data rates may apply.
The winner is announced at halftime of the Thursday ESPN College Football Primetime game.