Oklahoma State has had one of its most successful runs ever. However, the surge has not paid dividends in in-state recruiting where the Sooners still own the Sooner State.
The Cowboys have a stunningly well-balanced offense that could be the nation's best.
Starting linebacker Chris Collins has left Oklahoma State's football team to attend his assault trial in Texas this week, and he may not return in time to play Saturday against No. 4 Kansas (No. 5 AP).
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Monday he expects Bobby Reid to be the Cowboys' starting quarterback Saturday against No. 20 Nebraska after leaving last week's game with a head injury.
The big name QBs have left, but there are plenty of young guns to lead arguably the best conference in the country.