Share “OSU still controls its own destiny”

OSU still controls its own destiny

OSU beat writer Brandon Chatmon writes that Cowboy fans shouldn't worry just yet: Oklahoma State still controls its own destiny in the Big 12 South race.
By Brandon Chatmon Modified: October 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm •  Published: October 24, 2010

STILLWATER — Take a deep breath Cowboy fans.

Oklahoma State still controls its own destiny.

"That was the main thing me and Orie (Lemon) were saying at the end of the game and in the locker room," quarterback Brandon Weeden said. "We're 6-1, we're sitting in a good position in the Big 12 South."

Despite a loss to Nebraska on Saturday, the Pokes' goals of a Big 12 South title and league championship remain alive. The Cowboys are 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12.

* Baylor sits atop the Big 12 South with a 3-1 record. The Bears visit Stillwater on Nov. 6. Baylor has been a surprise in the Big 12, but its three conference wins came against North foes Colorado, Kansas and Kansas State. In Baylor's lone Big 12 South matchup, it lost 45-38 to Texas Tech.

* Oklahoma is tied with OSU for second place in the South with matching 2-1 conference records. The Sooners visit Boone Pickens Stadium on Nov. 27 in a Bedlam matchup that could end up being the Big 12 South title game. The Cowboys appear to be the Sooners biggest remaining test, which puts added pressure on OSU to win every game before Bedlam.

* Texas sits in fourth place with a 2-2 conference record. OSU travels to Austin on Nov. 13. The Longhorns are inconsistent and surprisingly bad at home with back-to-back home losses to UCLA and Iowa State. The Cowboys' visit to Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is not quite as daunting as it once appeared.

Continue reading this story on the...


Big 12 South Standings and remaining schedule

As the Big 12 North has proved to us over the years, it doesn't matter how crazy things get in the Big 12 South in 2010. Someone has to represent the division in the Big 12 Championship game. Here's a closer look at the Big 12 South standings and the remaining schedules for those six teams.

Rank, Team, Overall Record, Big 12 record.

1, Baylor, 6-2, 3-1

At Texas, at OSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

2, Oklahoma, 6-1, 2-1

Colorado, at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, at Baylor, at OSU

2, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 2-1

At Kansas State, Baylor, at Texas, at Kansas, Oklahoma

4, Texas, 4-3, 2-2

Baylor, at Kansas State, OSU, Florida Atlantic*, Texas A&M

5, Texas Tech, 4-3, 2-3

At Texas A&M, Missouri, at Oklahoma, Weber State*, Houston*

6, Texas A&M, 4-3, 1-2

Texas Tech, Oklahoma, at Baylor, Nebraska, at Texas

* denotes a non-conference game.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Dez Bryant let the nation know Cowboys-Giants was over
  2. 2
    Bedlam football: TV, time still open for OU vs. OSU on Dec. 6
  3. 3
    Jameis Winston won't be penalized by ACC for ref bump
  4. 4
    Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is going to Florida...to get some sun
  5. 5
    Main Street reopened as protesters gather outside Norman High
+ show more