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PFB Picks: Predictions for Oklahoma State’s Trip to UCF

The Bedlam win has given PFB staffers varying degrees of confidence about the Cowboys’ final three games.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

After winning the last Bedlam, what are the Cowboys going to do? They’re going to Disney World Orlando.

Oklahoma State plays UCF at 2:30 p.m. (Central) Saturday in the teams’ first meeting with each other. The Cowboys are tied for first in the Big 12 and close the year with three straight conference newcomers. Arlington is in play, but the Cowboys can’t afford much of a slip up. Here is how we think this game plays out.

Marshall Scott

Score: Oklahoma State 42, UCF 35

Game MVP: Ollie Gordon

Uniform: Orange (Pete)-White-White

Thoughts: I’ve got a bit of an eerie feeling about this one. Although UCF’s run defense is dookie and Ollie Gordon is, well, good, the Knights can move the ball on offense. So, the Pokes can’t afford a letdown after an emotional Bedlam win. With that being said, I’m not going to bet against Ollie Gordon at a time like this. I think it’s closer than the OSU faithful will want it to be, but when the Cowboys need to kill clock and move the ball on the ground, Gordon and the offensive line get it done.

Kyle Cox

Score: Oklahoma State 38, UCF 24

Game MVP:  Ollie Gordon (until someone else takes it)

Uniform: Orange (Brand)-White-Orange

Thoughts: I’m still riding high confidence-wise after the Bedlam win. Ollie continues to roll and the Cowboys knock another Big 12 noob off.

UCF just barely edged out a win over Cincinnati in the battle of winless Big 12 teams, and that was because of an incompletion on a late two-point conversion by the Bearcats. The Pokes are riding high on both confidence and momentum, and the chasm between these two teams is decent. I think the Cowboys go up big, late second-early third (maybe something like 35-17), and go on to win comfortably. I could see a late home TD that makes the score look better for the Knights.

Dekota Gregory

Score: Oklahoma State 41, UCF 30

Game MVP: Ollie Gordon

Uniform: Orange (Brand) – White – Black

Thoughts: This looked like a scary game at the start of the season before UCF took its Power Five licks. But the Knights can still be dangerous with quite a bit of talent and have stayed in a lot of games they’ve lost, including being a two-point conversion away from beating OU. That’s probably why Vegas has this matchup a lot closer than Cowboy fans think it should be. This gives me Cincinnati vibes, as it’s closer than expected at halftime, but then all of a sudden Ollie Gordon breaks loose and the next thing you know it’s getting out of hand before UCF adds another late touchdown.

I had no idea where to go with uniforms by this point in the season against a conference newbie, but my co-worker, Sam Nelson, a baseball coach and self-proclaimed Cowboy uniform expert, told me to hammer down the tri combo for this trip to Orlando.

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