Horns’ OT win in Stillwater could potentially shake up CFP possibilities
On Saturday, the previously unranked Texas Longhorns took down the formerly undefeated and sixth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in overtime. The Longhorns won the game in Stillwater by a final score of 41-34. The win is significant because there are no unbeaten teams remaining in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys were the last undefeated team in the conference.
The Allstate Playoff Predictor on ESPN gives the Cowboys a 1.5 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff following the defeat as a one-loss school from a Power 5 Conference. This is largely in part due to Oklahoma State’s upcoming schedule. The Cowboys will play four of their next five games on the road, and two of those games come against ranked foes in No. 16 Kansas State and the No. 24-ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
The loss to Texas also opens the door for a potential one-loss Pac-12 champion or an undefeated team outside of a Power 5 Conference to earn a playoff spot. Both No. 7-ranked Cincinnati and No. 11 BYU could benefit from the Cowboys’ loss in that way. For more sports coverage, click here.