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OPPONENTS 901

We knew when the season started this would be a brutal stretch for the Cowboys. Two games...0-2...and it's not getting any easier.

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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: Bye

Result: N/A

Next Opponent: at Louisville

National Ranking: 2

Comments:

Florida State gets back in the mix with a trip to Louisville. The Cardinals are quietly 6-2 (4-2, ACC), so this is no cake walk for the Seminoles.

Missouri State Bears (FCS)

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

Last Game: at Illinois State

Result: L, 21-7

Next Opponent: at Indiana State

National Ranking: NR (FCS)

Comments:

MSU predictably lost on the road to one of the best FCS teams in the country. Their OSU-like gauntlet continues with another road trip, this time to Indiana State, whose only losses are to Indiana, Illinois State, and North Dakota State. SEC? The MVFC is pound for pound the toughest conference in the country.

UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) Roadrunners

Record: 2-6 (Conf USA - West, 1-3)

Last Game: vs UTEP

Result: L, 34-0

Next Opponent: Bye

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

Only team whose season has gone in the tank quicker than OSU's.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Record: 3-5 (Big 12, 1-4)

Last Game: at #10 TCU

Result: L, 82-27

Next Opponent: vs Texas

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

31 points allowed in one quarter? Got outscored 45-7 in the second half? Relatively speaking, the Longhorns might only score 50 in Lubbock. Kliff has some major problems.

Iowa State Cyclones

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

Last Game: Bye

Result: N/A

Next Opponent: vs #20 Oklahoma

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

After the bye week, expect the Cyclones to use OU as a tune up for the showdown with the Jayhawks on Nov 8.

Kansas Jayhawks

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

Last Game: Bye

Result: N/A

Next Opponent: at #12 Baylor

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

Glad you got the bye week to prepare.

TCU HORNED FROGS

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

Last Game: vs Texas Tech

Result: W, 82-27

Next Opponent: at #22 West Virginia

National Ranking: #10

Comments:

Knocked OSU out of the polls last week, but that wasn't enough for Doug Meachem. Actually tried to annihilate Tech's football program this week. Next Saturday in Morgantown should be entertaining.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

Record: 6-2 (Big 12, 4-1)

Last Game: at Oklahoma State

Result: W, 34-10

Next Opponent: vs #10 TCU

National Ranking: #22

Comments:

Took care of business, now get to back up that Baylor win against the hottest offense in the Big 12.

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS

Record: 6-1 (Big 12, 4-0)

Last Game: vs Texas

Result: W, 23-0

Next Opponent: vs Oklahoma State

National Ranking: #11

Comments:

Other than a good win in Norman, have feasted on the bottom of the conference. That will change AFTER OSU comes to Manhattan this Saturday.

TEXAS LONGHORNS

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

Last Game: at #11 Kansas State

Result: L, 23-0

Next Opponent: at Texas Tech

National Ranking: NR

Comments:

You put up 48 against Iowa State, so 50+ should be in the cards against Tech in Lubbock.

BAYLOR BEARS

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

Last Game: Bye

Result: N/A

Next Opponent: vs Kansas

National Ranking: #12

Comments:

Kansas has had an extra week to prepare, so you better be careful. Wait, did I just really type that?

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

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

Last Game: Bye

Result: N/A

Next Opponent: at Iowa State

National Ranking: #20

Comments:

Big 12 title hopes are down the tubes, so what's left to play for...Bedlam?

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