We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2014 college football season, and specifically the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium. This time, No. 1 Florida State vs. Almost Ranked T. Boone State University, AKA Oklahoma State.
This would have been one hell of a game, last year. FSU won the national title, and OSU finished 10-3.
Every team that has played in the five Cowboys Classics has been ranked in the preseason Top 25. Oklahoma State will be the first unranked team to play in this game. In the AP preseason Top 25, the Cowboys received 37 votes; 25th-ranked Washington received 130 votes.
Using the previous five Cowboys Classic as a potential barometer for either the Seminoles or Cowboys, one team's season is about to go not the way they want.
2009: No. 20 BYU d. No. 3 Oklahoma 14-13
BYU finished the season ranked 12th.
The Sooners finished 8-5 and unranked.
2010: No. 6 TCU d. No. 24 Oregon St. 30-21
TCU finished the season undefeated, No. 2 and won the Rose Bowl.
Oregon State finished the season 8-5 and unranked.
2011: No. 4 LSU d. No. 5 Oregon 40-27
LSU finished the season 13-1 No. 2, and lost the BCS title game to Alabama.
Oregon finished the season 12-2 and No. 4.; it's only other loss was by three points to USC.
2012: No. 2 Alabama d. No. 8 Michigan 41-14
Alabama finished the season 13-1, and won the national title.
Michigan finished the season 8-5 ranked 24th.
2013: No. 12 LSU d. No. 20 TCU 37-27
LSU finished the season 10-3, and ranked 14th.
TCU finished the season 4-8.
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