Big 12 football: Ranking the five best non-conference games

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Aug 31, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Zack Craig (23) and linebacker Joe Mitchell (29) celebrate after Craig makes an interception during the fourth quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

1. Oklahoma State vs Florida State

Game time: Saturday, August 30th
7:00 PM CT | TV: ABC

Arlington will be the place to catch some of the best college football action this year. Along with Texas-UCLA that will be played two weeks after this game, the Cowboys will have to take on the national championship winners from a year ago. Oklahoma State is never shy from playing a team with a pulse in the non-conference slate, but they probably didn’t expect the Seminoles to be as favored as they are to win the whole thing again.

The Cowboys should have enough bite on offense, especially if Tyreek Hill churns out an impressive start to his season, to keep this game exciting. The question will be if they can keep Jameis Winston from beating them in the closing quarter.