Depending on how voters vote and computers compute this weekend, No. 3 Oklahoma State still might have a chance to play in the Jan. 9 Allstate BCS National Championship Game. At the very least, the Cowboys will earn a trip to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl with one more victory.
First, the Pokes will have to beat No. 10 Oklahoma in Saturday night's Bedlam game in Stillwater, Okla., which they haven't done since 2002.
Both teams have prolific offenses and porous pass defenses. The Pokes haven't played since a 37-31 loss in double overtime at Iowa State on Nov. 18, which put a serious dent in their BCS title hopes. OU is coming off a 26-6 victory over the Cyclones last week.
Even without injured tailback Dominique Whaley and star receiver Ryan Broyles, the Sooners will outscore the Pokes in a wild shootout. Quarterback Landry Jones will out-play OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden, leading the Sooners to their ninth consecutive victory over OSU.