Get Joseph Randle involved early and often
Randle is still the Big 12′s top running back, but he’s coming off two consecutive games where he did not reach 100 yards (43 against K-State, 74 against WVU). He hasn’t had a streak like that this season. Look for him to have a big game against Tech’s middle-of-the-road rushing defense.
Keep special teams special
Last week against WVU, the Cowboys’ special teams were a huge momentum booster. Gilbert’s kickoff return for a touchdown. Two forced turnovers that gave OSU great field position. In an expected shootout, a big play on special teams could really swing the game.
Uniform prediction: Orange helmet (OSU logo), black jersey, orange pants
After going with the gray look last week, I expect we see a lot of orange and black for the home finale. The orange helmets have been a hit with fans, so why not bust them out again at BPS?
Final score prediction: OSU 41, Tech 34
This is different than what I projected in Thursday’s newspaper, but the score for that was too low. I do think Tech covers the spread, though.