AUSTIN, TX – After a solid win against Kansas last weekend, the Cowboys hope to continue their five game winning streak when they head to the Lonestar State to take on Texas.
Bob Barry Jr. and crew are there to catch all the action. They arrived late this afternoon.
The two ranked teams will clash in Austin as the Pokes attempt to break the Longhorns’ undefeated record against teams in the Big 12 Conference.
Texas is coming off of an overtime win against West Virginia.
The Longhorns’ offense was able to make a crucial fourth-down conversion and a touchdown catch from Alex De La Torre put them in the lead.
Texas’ defense held on in overtime and sealed the game with an interception by Steve Edmond to win 47-40.
Now, the OSU Cowboys are preparing to take down the team that has been perfect when facing Big 12 foes this season.
Linebackers Shaun Lewis and Caleb Lavey will attempt to get to Case McCoy through the offensive line before he can make passes to Jaxon Shipley or hand the ball off to Malcolm Brown.
The Cowboys defense is ranked in the top 25 in third down defense, interceptions, turnovers gained, pass efficiency defense, tackles for loss per game, red zone defense and scoring defense.
However, analysts say it may struggle against Texas’ high-tempo offense.
Oklahoma State’s offense, led by Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh, have the ability to swing a game in their favor with a dual passing and rushing attack.
Texas defensive leaders, like Steve Edmond, Adrian Phillips, Desmond Jackson and Cedric Reed, will have their eyes set on receivers Josh Stewart and Tracy Moore.
However, OSU coaches say they are a balanced team that does not rely on one or two players to win the game.
OSU is one of only seven teams in the country that rank in the top 20 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense.
When it comes to putting points on the scoreboard, the Cowboys have already scored five non-offensive touchdowns.
Josh Stewart has scored two touchdowns this season on punt returns, while other Cowboys have blocked three kicks this year.
In addition to continuing their winning streak, an Oklahoma State player will also try to get into the record books with a win on Saturday.
Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert is just one kickoff return shy of the NCAA career record.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas Memorial Stadium.
The game is being broadcast on FOX.