Headed into the season opener, the Oklahoma State Cowboys carry with them a good deal of offensive firepower. Featuring a talented quarterback, an improved offensive line and a slew of playmakers, the 2015 edition of the Cowboy offense looks to be a huge upgrade from last year's campaign.
BUY: THE COWBOYS SCORE MORE THAN 50 POINTS ON THURSDAY
Last year, a talented Chippewa defense held their opponents to 25 PPG. With the loss of top playmakers and a change in schematics (Chips going back to a base 4-3), it is very possible that the CMU defense doesn't perform to last year's standards. For the Cowboys, the offensive outlook is very bright, as alluded to earlier. With a lot of youth on the Chippewa defense, OSU has the potential to outmatch the home team at every position. A capable quarterback and receiving core against a young secondary. An eager running back stable versus a Serpa-less defensive front. Things are setting up in favor for the Cowboys, and if all things go as they should, the Orange and Black will be putting on a show for the fans in Mt. Pleasant.
SELL: THE COWBOYS SCORE LESS THAN 50 POINTS ON THURSDAY
Even though most people would give OSU's offense the advantage over the Chippewa defense, it would not be wise to assume that CMU completely lacks defensive talent. With Third Team All-MAC players like Tony Anesse and Joe Ostman and stud newcomers like freshman LB Malik Fountain, the Chippewa D has the potential to at least slow down the Cowboys.
If players like these keep the Cowboys from getting into rhythm, it is unlikely that we'll see a Savannah State 2015. Also, it's important to remember that OSU hasn't played real football in over half a year; so why it is doubtful that they struggle for the whole game, there are multiple scenarios in which they stay below 50.
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