The No. 2 Oklahoma State Cowboys are primed to finish the season as the second-best team in college football, but will sadly suffer the same defeat the Oregon Ducks did last year in the BCS National Championship Game.

It won't be rival No. 6 Oklahoma that ends the Cowboys season this December in Stillwater, but rather the No. 1 LSU Tigers in New Orleans next January.

With all the marbles on the table, the Cowboys defense will cost them in the biggest game of the year.

Texas Tech should not only be ashamed of themselves, but they should be given the death penalty for only scoring six points on that horrid, offensive defensive squad of Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Before that game in Lubbock, the Cowboys' season-best defensive effort came in Week 2 against the Arizona Wildcats; they allowed just 14 points in four entire quarters of football.

If it sounds sarcastic or mean-spirited, just relax, because it is. No team so defensively inept should be in consideration to play for the national championship, period.

Oklahoma State gets credit for capitalizing on the spread offense like many teams at the college level, but to totally disregard the defense is insane.

In Week 1, the Cowboys gave up 34 points to Louisiana-Lafayette, which is just unacceptable. LSU would have held the Ragin' Cajuns to negative yards on offense while shutting them out, whether it was Week 1 or a bowl game.

These aren't the ramblings of an LSU fan, just the neutral, casual and frustrating observations of a college football fan.

A team with a defense as porous as Oklahoma State's hasn't played for the title since, well last season. The Oregon Ducks tightened it up against Auburn last January but still came up short, which proves my point.

The Cowboys will finish No. 2 at 12-0 because the computers don't actually watch the games, they just crunch numbers.

But in the end, they'll be haunted by their lack of defense. LSU has all the answers to another college football spread offense, and they'll prove it in New Orleans next January.


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