2017 Football Preview – Big 12 – Cowboys
Looking for 2017 Oklahoma State Cowboys predictions? The Cowboys are the little brother in the state of the Oklahoma so they never seem to get the respect they deserve. This year they host Bedlam and with an elite quarterback leading the way they could easily be B12 champs and maybe more.
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The program has had a lot of success under Mike Gundy but this might be his best yet.
2017 Oklahoma State Cowboys Predictions: Team Strengths
Awesome Set of Triplets: The Cowboys just might have the best set of QB/RB/WR in the college game in seniors Mason Rudolph and James Washington and sophomore Justice Hill.
Rudolph is an NFL prospect and experienced senior at QB. He is a sleeper for the Heisman especially is OSU has a special season.
Washington is also a pro prospect and one of the most productive receivers in the game. He is on a lot of All America teams heading into the season.
All Hill did was set a freshman rushing record for the Cowboys last season. He rushed for more than 1100 yards but only caught 5 passes. Looks for him to be more of all around threat this season.
Defensive Front: The Cowboys may have lost their most productive defensive players from a year ago but they have confidence in their defensive line heading into the season.
On the outside they have two junior starters in Jarrell Owens and Cole Walterscheid who have shown that they can be impact players and now just need to do it with more consistency.
In the middle they have some beef in DeQuinton Osborne and Fua Leilua. Osborne was third on the team in sacks a year ago even though he was in a reserve role.
2017 Oklahoma State Cowboys Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Can the Corners Cover?: Last season the Cowboys were 98th against the pass and they are starting new corners this season.
Sometimes those stats can be a little misleading but the guys on the outside could be the weak link on the team.
Adrian Baker is a transfer from Clemson. He had a couple of interceptions as a sophomore and is looking to make his mark in the B12.
The other starter looks like it will be A.J. Green. He was only in one game a year ago and they expecting him to step up.
When the Cowboys have had strong seasons in recent past they have been a gambling defense that is willing to trade some yards for game changing plays. To do that the corners have to be able to cover and close on the ball,
Oklahoma State’s season might come down to the final game of the year and by that time hopefully these two are playing with a high level of confidence.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction: 11-1
This is a really good OSU team and in some polls they are ranked ahead of their rival Sooners.
Most experts have those two programs as 1 and 3 in the B12 so regardless of who wins Bedlam their could be a rematch.
That signature game will be played in Stillwater this season and I think the Cowboys will get it. Their schedule is not overwhelming but I could see a loss when they have back to back road games against Texas and WVU in October.
The offense should be very good once again and might score even more than the 38ppg they averaged a year ago. If the defense puts up better numbers than they did a year ago this team has playoff potential.
2017 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule
- 8/31/17 7:30 PM ET TLSA
- 9/8/17 8:00 PM ET @USA
- 9/16/17 12:00 PM ET @PITT
- 9/23/17 TBD TCU
- 9/30/17 TBD @TTU
- 10/14/17 TBD BAY
- 10/21/17 TBD @TEX
- 10/28/17 TBD @WVU
- 11/4/17 TBD OKLA
- 11/11/17 TBD @ISU
- 11/18/17 TBD KSU
- 11/25/17 TBD KU
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