OSU-Texas Tech: Critical Cowboy

Robert Allen, Austyn Iven and Terry Tush select their "Critical Cowboy" for this week's game against Texas Tech.

Since 2011, the average score in Oklahoma State's five games against Texas Tech – all Cowboy victories – has been 46-30. The Cowboys won 70-53 last year in Lubbock, and were victorious in the previous four games by scores of 45-35, 52-34, 56-21, and 66-6.

There's no reason to believe that Saturday afternoon's showdown between the Cowboys and Red Raiders will be any different when the two teams take the field at Boone Pickens Stadium. Texas Tech has the nation's No. 1-ranked passing offense (485.8 yards per game), is No. 2 in total offense (587.1), and No. 4 in scoring offense (46.2 points). OSU isn't far behind: No. 7 in passing offense (342.8 yards), No. 28 in total offense (484.0), and No. 13 in scoring offense (40.9 points).

Thus, it only makes sense that when selecting this week's "Critical Cowboy" the Go Pokes staff focused on the OSU offense. And don't be surprised if each of the three players selected have big games as the Cowboys look to win their eighth consecutive game over the Red Raiders.


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