Pokes Hopeful For A Win


Thursday, November 4th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma State faces a lot of obstacles on
the way to the postseason.

The Cowboys, who have had a tough time against good passing
teams, will face the most prolific passer in the Big 12 -- Major
Applewhite -- on Saturday.

O-S-U also will have to deal with junior running back, Hodges
Mitchell, who is averaging 101 yards a game and five-point-two yard
a carry. They'll also face a defense anchored by what coach Bob
Simmons says are two of the best tackles in the conference, Casey
Hampton and Shaun Rogers.

And to cap it off, the Cowboys need to win. At 3-and-4 overall,
1-and-3 in the Big 12, they must win three of their final four
games to have a shot at a bowl berth.

At 7-and-2 overall, 4-and-1 in the Big 12, Texas is assured of a
bowl bid and are taking aim at a South Division title.