Texas Upsets Oklahoma State, Big 12 College Football Hopes Are Very Dim

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Oklahoma State, ranked no. 6 in the nation, was the best shot for the Big 12 to make it into the College Football Playoff. The battle for the conference to make it into the playoffs took a big hit when Texas went into Stillwater and won today.

It was a pretty wild game. Down 34-31 with 1:13 remaining and no timeouts, Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders led a field drive. However, Texas scored on their first possession of overtime and Oklahoma State failed to match.

It is going to be an uphill battle at this point for anyone from the Big 12 to make the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma lost to Kansas State and Iowa State. Texas lost to Oklahoma and TCU.

At this point, you have to figure Alabama is getting in barring very unforeseen circumstances. The winner of Clemson-Notre Dame next week will have pole position, and the loser will probably still be ahead of anyone from the Big 12 in the pecking order. So will the second team from the SEC. Ohio State also seems highly likely to make it in at this point, but you never know if they will get enough games in with the Big Ten having no buffer room for COVID-19 issues.

For the Big 12 to have a team make it into the playoffs now, there would have to be an astounding amount of chaos elsewhere that is totally beyond their control.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. I’ll go ahead and pronounce the big 12 officially deceased in regards to the playoff. I’m not sure what magical scenario would have to occur for one of their teams to be considered in the final 4 rankings. I suppose if the entire starting rosters of 10 other teams are taken hostage by ANTIFA for the remainder of the season, then ok, I suppose they still somehow have a mathematical chance. In other words, the Big 12 officially out of the playoffs. Time of death end of Texas Ok St. game, 10/31/2020.

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