Five questions that will determine the Cowboys' bowl fate

Published Dec. 3, 2015 10:18 a.m. ET

With one week left in the college football season, Oklahoma State's bowl hopes remain in limbo. They'll obviously be playing in a significant game, but for the time being, there is nothing to do but relax and await where they'll be headed.

With no official Big 12 title game, Oklahoma is the conference champion. But a Cowboy win over a power conference foe could do wonders for both OK State recruiting and the Big 12's reputation at-large, so the game will certainly be one to keep an eye on.

What are five things Oklahoma State needs to do in order to win a prominent bowl game? The Daily Oklahoman has the answer.