In an oddly timed late game in the Big 12 schedule this week, anyone wanting to see Justin Blackmon or Brandon Weeden will have to stay up a bit later as the Oklahoma State Cowboys face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 9pm CT tonight. While the game is at Tulsa, it's hardly much of a road contest for the Cowboys who look to go to 3-0 on the season.
For Tulsa, they play one of the most brutal four game stretches of anyone this season and certainly are playing over their heads as a Conference USA team. They opened with a 47-14 loss to No. 1 ranked Oklahoma and face No. 4 Boise State next week. That means they play three top 8 teams to open their season. Last week, Tulsa trounced Tulane 31-3 to show that there's some life here for the Cowboys to worry about.
For Oklahoma State, the Tulsa contest is the smaller foe before the larger one and the Cowboys need to make sure they're not looking past the Golden Hurricane for the sake of next week's showdown against Texas A&M. With all of the Big 12 drama going on, the A&M match-up, which would already be formidable, now becomes one of the week's best games on the national scale. However, they need to make sure to attend to the school in front of them now. If they stay on task, Weeden to Blackmon should make short work of Tulsa's secondary.
You can catch the game at 9pm CT on Fox Sports Net. Currently the Cowboys are 14 point favorites as of this morning at Bodog.