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Even though opponents are winning, it doesn't look like that's going to matter a whole lot in regards to OSU's future in 2014.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Here's our weekly review of the Cowboys' opponents. All rankings are AP.

Florida State Seminoles

Record: 7-0 (ACC Atlantic, 4-0)

Last Game: vs #5 Notre Dame

Result: W, 31-27

Next Opponent: at Louisville

National Ranking: 2

Comments:

So Mississippi State didn't play. Florida State did, and beat a top 5 team with huge name recognition in a dramatic finish. The Bulldogs jumped the Seminoles. I guess voters didn't like the PI penalty against the Irish.

Missouri State Bears (FCS)

Record: 4-3 (MVFC, 1-2)

Last Game: vs South Dakota

Result: W, 31-12

Next Opponent: at Illinois State

National Ranking: NR (FCS)

Comments:

The Bears righted the ship with an easy win. This weekend could be really rough, as they travel to take on undefeated (6-0) Illinois State, who beat South Dakota State 45-10, who beat Missouri State 32-28.

UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) Roadrunners

Record: 2-5 (Conf USA - West, 1-2)

Last Game: at La Tech

Result: L, 27-20

Next Opponent: vs UTEP

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

After taking a 10-3 lead, the Roadrunners gave up 24 unanswered points, including 21 in the 3rd quarter. This season has taken a drastically different turn for Coker's bunch.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Record: 3-4 (Big 12, 1-3)

Last Game: vs Kansas

Result: W, 34-21

Next Opponent: at #10 TCU

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

Hey Kliff, did you watch any of the TCU - OSU game?

Iowa State Cyclones

Record: 2-5 (Big 12, 0-4)

Last Game: at Texas

Result: L, 48-45

Next Opponent: vs #17 Oklahoma

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

I'll admit, that was a tough way to lose. You've got OU coming to town after a loss, so they won't be sleep walking. You've still got Nov 8 to look forward to, although it will be in Lawrence.

Kansas Jayhawks

Record: 2-5 (Big 12, 0-4)

Last Game: at Texas Tech

Result: L, 34-21

Next Opponent: at #12 Baylor

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

If I'm Bill Self, I'd hold an open scrimmage in the Phog on Saturday. Guaranteed sell out.

TCU HORNED FROGS

Record: 5-1 (Big 12, 2-1)

Last Game: vs #15 Oklahoma State

Result: W, 42-9

Next Opponent: vs Texas Tech

National Ranking: #10

Comments:

Wow, beat OSU so bad they fell out of the polls. With Tech coming to town, should keep rolling.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

Record: 5-2 (Big 12, 3-1)

Last Game: vs #4 Baylor

Result: W, 41-27

Next Opponent: at Oklahoma State

National Ranking: #22

Comments:

Mountaineers finally getting their due. This is a pretty darn good football team, and they're headed for Stillwater to play a Cowboys squad in search of a lot of answers on offense. This will be two games in a row against former assistants. It will likely be two butt whippings in a row.

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS

Record: 5-1 (Big 12, 3-0)

Last Game: at #11 Oklahoma

Result: W, 31-30

Next Opponent: vs Texas

National Ranking: #11

Comments:

First in the Big 12, and Snyder has something figured out for his road games in Norman. Let's hope they aren't dozing when Texas comes calling, because I think Charlie might actually have things turning around a tiny bit for the Longhorns.

TEXAS LONGHORNS

Record: 3-4 (Big 12, 2-2)

Last Game: vs Iowa State

Result: W, 48-45

Next Opponent: at #11 Kansas State

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

Swoopes to Shipley helped pull off the miracle against the Cyclones. They'll need plenty of that in Manhattan.

BAYLOR BEARS

Result: 6-1 (Big 12, 3-1)

Last Game: at West Virginia

Result: L, 41-27

Next Opponent: vs Kansas

National Ranking: #12

Comments:

Well at least West Virginia fans didn't burn down a compound of some sort. That would have been rude. Kansas is dumb enough to show up, so you'll be able to take it out on them. Don't worry, we won't be watching.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

Record: 5-2 Big 12, 2-2)

Last Game: vs #14 Kansas State

Result: L, 31-30

Next Opponent: at Iowa State

National Ranking: #17

Comments:

Sooners have quickly become fodder for the top teams in the league. Don't worry, OSU is about to join you.

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