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Three Things For OSU To Improve On Against The Team Down South

It’s Bedlam week in Oklahoma and the Cowboys have a lot they need to improve on if they want to keep it close with the 6th ranked Sooners.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State suffered an embarrassing loss to Baylor last weekend in Waco. Oklahoma pulled out an impressive win over Texas Tech on the road. On paper, Oklahoma should win this one big. Take a look below to see how Oklahoma State can close the gap.

1. Limit the Big Play

This was also #1 on the docket last week. Baylor quarterbacks feasted on A.J. Green last weekend, while Rodarius Williams played maybe his best game of the season so far. The secondary will get burned next weekend, Oklahoma is just too explosive for that not to happen, but this group needs to play well together. If they can force a few three and outs and keep Oklahoma off the scoreboard early, they might hang around for awhile.

2. Penalties

Oklahoma State had 12 penalties for 133 yards against Baylor last weekend. Penalties have been a theme for Oklahoma State this year, and undisciplined teams don’t win against OU, especially in Norman. A lot of these penalties came against A.J. Green, who had the worst game of his collegiate career against Baylor. OSU has to play a clean game of football if they want to beat OU.

3. Justice Hill

Justice rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries against the Bears. After an Instagram post Hill made earlier this week, it’s time for him and his offense to put their money where their mouth is. Part of this will depend on how many touches Hill gets, which isn’t entirely up to him. However, whenever he gets a chance, and he will get more than a few on Saturday, he has to make the most of them. This is a weak OU defense that Hill should be able to take advantage of.