With the season nearing it’s end, it’s time to start looking at where OSU may be heading in the post season.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are bowl eligible for a school record 11th straight season. They currently sit at 7-2 overall (5-1 in conference) with three games to go. Win out, and OSU is the Big 12 Champion and would head back to the Sugar Bowl for a second straight season. Lose a game (or more) and who knows where the Cowboys will spend the post season. As of right now, it seems most prognosticators have OSU finishing in the top three of the league, and going to one of two bowls:
ESPN: Russell Athletic Bowl vs Virginia Tech (Dec. 28th)
Russell Athletic Bowl vs Florida State (Dec. 28th)
Bleacher Report: Russell Athletic Bowl vs Virginia Tech (Dec. 28th)
Sports Illustrated: Russell Athletic Bowl vs Florida State (Dec. 28th)
SBNation: Alamo Bowl vs Washington State (Dec. 29th)
CBS Sports: Russell Athletic Bowl vs Florida State (Dec. 28th)
Athlon Sports: Alamo Bowl vs Washington State (Dec. 29th)
The Alamo Bowl in San Antonio is awarded to the 2nd place team in the Big 12, while the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando is awarded to 3rd place. At this point most everyone (myself included) don’t see OSU falling past a third place finish in the league.
Personally, I would like to see OSU end up in the Sugar Bowl against either Texas A&M or Auburn (obviously). If I had to choose between Russell Athletic or Alamo, give me the trip to Orlando for a chance at revenge against Florida State.
OSU has never played in the Russell Athletic Bowl before. The Big 12 only entered into an association with the bowl back in 2013.
The Cowboys have played in the Alamo Bowl three times, going 1-2. The last appearance was in 2010 in a 36-10 victory over Arizona.