Bowl Previews and Picks: January 3 Games

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

Schedule analysis: Oklahoma State (10-2) would’ve been in the national championship conversations all season if they weren’t upset at West Virginia in late September. The Cowboys played the top teams in the Big 12 in the last three games of their season. They defeated Texas 38-13 in Austin and upset Baylor 49-17. With a shot to win the Big 12 they faltered at home against Oklahoma. Missouri (11-2) won 10 of their first 11 games. All 10 wins were by 14 points or more. They defeated Texas A&M to make the SEC championship game before losing to Auburn in Atlanta. Continue reading