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2016 Schedule
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23hSharon Katz and Mark Schlabach

Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

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1dTodd McShay

McShay's top DB prospects for 2017

Todd McShay ranks the top 10 cornerbacks and safeties on his draft board heading into the 2016 college football season, including Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas.

Cowboys earn preseason respect

Oklahoma State is No. 21 in the preseason AP Poll. It's the first time the Cowboys have been ranked in the preseason since 2013. Last year, the Pokes went from unranked to No. 6 after ten straight wins. AP Top 25

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Tyron Johnson left LSU in search of a passing game that would fit his talents. He definitely found one in electing to transfer to Oklahoma State. ESPN's No. 30 overall recruit in the 2015 class has a chance to be a star for the Cowboys when he's eligible next season.

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6dJake Trotter

Ex-LSU WR Johnson transfers to Oklahoma St.

Former LSU wide receiver and 2015 ESPN 300 prospect Tyron Johnson has announced that he will transfer to Oklahoma State, sitting out this upcoming season and becoming eligible in 2017.

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6dMax Olson

Ranking the Big 12 safeties

A countdown of the top five playmakers from the secondary entering the season in the Big 12.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State true freshman Justice Hill has been creating a little buzz in Stillwater this preseason, and is now vying for carries in a five-way competition at running back that also includes Chris Carson, Rennie Childs, Jeff Carr and Stanford transfer Barry J. Sanders. Cornerback Ramon Richards says Hill is "explosive." Hill was a three-star signee out of Tulsa, Okla.

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8dSharon Katz

Six best CFB over/under bets

What are the best over/under value bets in college football? Sharon Katz gives six using ESPN's College Football Power Index.

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Gundy wants McCleskey more involved

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wants to find ways to get WR Jalen McCleskey the ball more often, even though it is a crowded position. James Washington will likely be the No. 1 target. Breakout players (Insider)

Owens will make progress this season

Don't expect DE Jarrell Owens to resemble recently departed All-American Emmanuel Ogbah at the start of the season. "He's not where Ogbah was, not yet, but we're hoping he can make progress," said Mike Gundy. Breakout players (Insider)

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10dTodd McShay

McShay's top QB prospects for 2017

Todd McShay ranks the top 10 quarterbacks on his draft board headed into the 2016 college football season, including Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

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You can always go home

There are 19 head coaches at the helm of the schools they attended, highlighted by stalwarts like Mike Gundy, in his 12th season at Oklahoma State, and new faces such as Kirby Smart in his first year at Georgia.

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13dJake Trotter

Ranking the Big 12 quarterbacks

Here's a look at the top 10 quarterbacks in the Big 12 heading into the regular season, led by Oklahoma Sooners star Baker Mayfield.

Team Stats

Passing Yards357.37th
Rushing Yards132.2110th
Points For41.29th
Points Against29.086th

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