Cotton Bowl Preview: Missouri Tigers Vs Oklahoma State

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The Tigers will win if…….

Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) carries the ball 42 yards past Missouri Tigers linebacker Darvin Ruise (12) in the third quarter during the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome.. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

They learn to stop the run.

Oklahoma State doesn’t run the triple option like Auburn does but they can run something similar. They love to run zone read plays to get their playmakers in space. The 2 quarterbacks who have shared time starting for the Cowboys this season are good running quarterbacks and if you don’t account for them, they will beat you with their legs. The Tigers have to learn from their mistakes against the Auburn Tigers and stop the run.