OSU needs victories for bowl appearance

Tuesday, October 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Stillwater-AP) -- Oklahoma State is looking to go somewhere it has gone only once in eleven years -- to a bowl. Any bowl.

But to do that, the team needs to go four-and-three and finish among the top seven, maybe eight, teams in the Big 12.

The Cowboys game Saturday against Missouri could very well be the game that decides the Cowboys' future. With a loss, O-S-U would need to finish the season four-and-two -- something it hasn't done since 1988.

With a win, the Cowboys would purge the demon of last week's sloppy 42-seven loss to Texas and start with renewed confidence against a slate of opponents that Cowboy coach Bob Simmons says are all beatable.