There are really only two possibilities for the BSDITS as far as Bowl things are concerned. The Fiesta or the Cotton. I want so badly to believe that we can win out, but the rational, life long OSU fan in me reminds me to be realistic. So, hope for the best; prepare for the worst. In this case the worst is still not too bad (Cotton Bowl). Here's how it breaks down:
Most of you already know this, but this is how it is: OSU is 10-1 (6-1 in conference). OU, Missouri, and Nebraska are 9-2 (5-2). So, assuming that Nebraska beats Colorado this week (seriously, they should), the winner of Bedlam will meet them in the Big XII CG.
If OU and Nebraska win, that puts us, and them at 10-2 (6-2). However, they still have to play each other in the CG. The winner of that game goes to the Fiesta Bowl with an 11-2 (7-2) record and first place in the Big XII. The loser would have a 10-3 (6-3) record. With OSU idle, we would still have a 10-2 (6-1) record putting us at 2nd in the Big XII. The Cotton Bowl takes the 2nd place team in the Big XII.
Therefore, there is no way OU can make it to the Cotton Bowl. Either they win out and make it to the Fiesta or they lose the CG wind up in 3rd place and go to the Alamo (or worse since they would be tied with other Big XII teams).
I can feel some of the people crazy enough to read this far starting to slip away, but stay with me. If OSU beats OU, and then loses the CG, we still end up 2nd and go to the Cotton Bowl.
If Nebraska loses to Colorado, and Missouri beats Kansas, then Missouri would meet the winner or Bedlam in the CG. Even if we lose Bedlam and Missouri plays OU in the CG, the loser would still have three conference losses and we still make the Cotton Bowl.
This bullshit talk about there being a 3 way tie in the South with OSU, OU, and A&M is retarded. If OU wins, they will be ranked higher in the BCS than OSU and A&M and go to the CG. There is ZERO chance for anything else to happen with the biased way the BCS is set up.
The best way to avoid all of this shit is to beat OU, for Nebraska to beat Colorado (like they should), for us to then beat Nebraska to win the Big XII, and let the rest of the conference sort through the rubble of a season in which the BSDITS totally owned. GO POKES!