Oklahoma State was a two-point conversion away from upsetting Oklahoma in Norman. Instead, the Cowboys dropped to 5-5 on the season and are still fighting for bowl eligibility with two games remaining. OSU will host their final home game of the season at home against #9 West Virginia. Here’s what the Pokes need to become bowl eligible on Saturday.
1. Coach Aggressive
This is actually something Mike Gundy and his staff did really well against OU. I know the post is titled “3 things to improve on, however, this is going to be the key to winning on Saturday. If Gundy coaches a mostly conservative football game, the Cowboys won’t be able to keep up with West Virginia. The coaching staff will have to throw the kitchen sink at this game.
2. Kick the Football Through the Uprights!
I know, I know, the laces were out. It’s really a backbreaker to know a missed extra point potentially cost OSU the game in this one. Matt Amendola left four points on the board, and much like missed free throws in basketball, it came back to haunt the Cowboys. Speaking of basketball, it’s finally here.
3. Spread the Football Around
Tyron Johnson is finally getting the same amount of opportunities that Tylan Wallace is. Now it’s time to start including Dillon Stoner and Landon Wolf more. They have been fairly reliable for the Cowboys over the years. Spreading the football around more makes the offense less one dimensional. Justice Hill and Chuba Hubbard should also get plenty of touches running the ball as well.