Welcome to a new series on what must take place for Oklahoma State to reach #1 this year. Who must win in order for the Cowboys to sit atop the college football world? Who are we, as OSU fans, pulling for?
Last week we looked at Boise and today we’ll be moving southward to take a gander at their west coast brethren from Palo Alto.
Stanford opens the season with a pair of killer non-conference games against San Jose St. and Duke. I guess I can at least credit them for going to Duke in what might double as the single most cerebral gathering of 300 lb. humans in the history of the world.
Then they go to Arizona, who will be coming off a 10-day rest after playing OSU, before hosting UCLA and Colorado. I don’t really see a loss in there so far. I mean are we really banking on Arizona’s porous D to take down the Heisman frontrunner three weeks into the season?
To Washington State in October in what should be a padding of Mr. Luck’s Heisman resume and home against Washington the week after. Uhhh…still no losses.
Then it gets interesting. At SC and then up to Corvallis for Oregon State’s annual “oh, you’re in the hunt for a national title, well you should have come here in early September instead of November” game.