The Oklahoma State Cowboys enters their game against Oklahoma this weekend as the underdog.
For the most part, the Cowboys have been overlooked despite having one of the best passers in the country in Mason Rudolph. In a week that is rich with matchups between top 25 programs, Finebaum is picking the Cowboys to topple the fifth ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
“Oklahoma State makes a statement: Hey, what about us?!” he said while appearing on College GameDay.
Both teams have lost one game this season, and this could very well be the deciding game in the Big 12. Clearly a cut-above the rest of the competition in the conference, OSU’s loss to TCU, and overtime victory to Texas stands as the only blemishes on their weekly scheduled blowout victories.
Meanwhile, the Sooners have had a problem with paying down to their opponent this season. Their penchant for playing with fire came back to bite them against Iowa State earlier this year, and they’ve had a number of close calls throughout the season. A convincing victory over Oklahoma State would do wonders for their case in College Football Playoff race.
Finebaum is picking the Cowboys over Sooners. The two teams kickoff this afternoon at 4 pm.