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I don't want to be a broken record, but OSU will win 10 games this year...

 

Quote from Cowboy Steve on May 20, 2024, 6:56 pm

I don't want to be a broken record, but OSU will win 10 games this year...

 

I love the passion Steve but NO idea how anyone can be that confident in this league...! It's too crazy. What's the most underrated part of the team this year? What unit?

Arizona’s win total at only 7.5 feels like the most interesting team to me. They seem like a 9-10 win team on paper with their excellent returning QB and WR. I don’t know anything about their new HC but curious if he continues last season’s momentum from Jedd Fisch or if they take a step back.

Assuming they lose at Utah their next game vs. Texas Tech could really define their season - big swing game

Quote from Pete Mundo on May 20, 2024, 8:30 pm
Quote from Cowboy Steve on May 20, 2024, 6:56 pm

I don't want to be a broken record, but OSU will win 10 games this year...

 

I love the passion Steve but NO idea how anyone can be that confident in this league...! It's too crazy. What's the most underrated part of the team this year? What unit?

So, I would typically be reserved in having any sort of supreme confidence in this league, but I tend to agree with Steve in this instance. Oklahoma State returns 20 starters from last season and has one of the two best head coaches in the Big 12.

I just don't see them losing one of those final seven games. The hardest one, being against Texas Tech, is in Stillwater and the Pokes will have the upper hand there.

With injuries being the unpredictable factor, as long as they stay healthy, OSU should win 10 games. If they start 3-2 or better, I think they'll get there.

The first half of that schedule is the most difficult.

S. Dakota State is fresh off a D-II National Championship.

Arkansas has the chance to be a tricky game and the Razorbacks feel good about what they have right now.

Tulsa is always tough, and I really like what Kevin Wilson is building there.

Utah is the co-favorite for a reason, and if the game were in Salt Lake City, I don't think I'd pick the Pokes.

The K-State game is the one that I think will prove the most difficult in this stretch.

I think they go 4-1 to start, which gives them wiggle room to win at least six of the next seven games.

 

I honestly don't understand the 7.5 number on wins, but I also don't have the script that the guys in Vegas do... lol.

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I like that we've gone almost a week on this thread and not once has the buffalo in the room been mentioned... Colorado's win total isn't mentioned.

I went back and had to look. Here are the preseason win totals for Oklahoma State the last few years.

2019: 6.5

2020: I can't find anything on this, but it was also the dreaded COVID-19 season.

2021: 7.5

2022: 9

2023: 6

2024: 7.5

Outside of 2022 (which lost a lot from the 2021 team), Oklahoma State has hit the over. This 2024 team returns too much for a 7.5-win total which is why I think they will CRUSH the over. And as Bryan said, their schedule is back end friendly and that is always when Oklahoma State seems to be hitting their stride. Maybe Vegas knows something we don't, but my advice would be to HAMMER the over.

 

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Well at @dduke has be SOLD on the OVER for OSU.

See y'all in Vegas :-D

WVU is SO tricky. I want to hammer the over, but their schedule is BRUTAL.

Stay tuned I have interviews with Neal Brown and Sonny Dykes coming down on the YouTube page and podcast soon :-)

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Quote from TonyCFL on May 21, 2024, 10:02 am

I like that we've gone almost a week on this thread and not once has the buffalo in the room been mentioned... Colorado's win total isn't mentioned.

Well, since you brought it up... Lol

Let's look at the schedule and find more than four wins, shall we?  (Win total 4.5)

vs. North Dakota State (Aug. 29) - Win

at Nebraska (Sep. 7) - Loss

at Colorado State (Sep. 14) - Win

vs. Baylor (Sep. 21) - Win

at UCF (Sep. 28) - Loss

BYE (Oct. 5)

vs. Kansas State (Oct. 12) - Loss

at Arizona (Oct. 19) - Loss

vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 26) - Win

BYE (Nov. 2)

at Texas Tech (Nov. 9) - Loss

vs. Utah (Nov. 16) - Loss

at Kansas (Nov. 23) - Loss

vs. Oklahoma State (Nov. 29) - Loss

4-8 looks about right to me...

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BUT IF things break just right for CU.... 8-4? Like is their a team with a larger gap between the floor and ceiling than CU?

I am never real comfortable with all the "love" Utah gets in the preseason over the last several years.  For the most part they have not lived up to it. I like that the program is getting closer to being a household name but there are things to fix. If Rising stays healthy at least there is a QB that knows how to read his progressions but Utah still needs a strong running game to be successful.  It seems every year it takes about 5 games before the O-line is able to open holes for the RBs and it looks like a RB by committee year to me.  On top of that the Oklahoma State game is scheduled during that time the OL is trying to get settled in.  On the other hand the receiver group looks to be stronger than usual, at least on paper.

On defense I think the DL should be in good shape and the linebackers too, but there has been a lot of turnover in the backfield. Bishop and Vaki are big losses.  Hopefully the young guys and portal guys will make a good showing.

If only the Utes could get some of the big time recruits with the growth of the program but I think the pay for play atmosphere lessens those chances big time.

I won't put numbers on anything but I think it is legit they are a top 1/3 of the league going into the season but I am not on board with those who think they are going to cruise thru the Big12.  I am looking forward to whole new batch of opponents to play

 

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