Texas football vs. Oklahoma State: Stillwater weather forecast Week 8

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An important matchup in the Big 12 lies on the docket on Oct. 22 in Stillwater between No. 20 ranked Texas football and the No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys. Both teams are vying for a better spot in the contender race for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game this season.

And each of these two teams has one loss in Big 12 play heading into this high-stakes matchup in Week 8.

Texas comes into this contest with a record of 5-2 (3-2 Big 12) following a close three-point win over the Iowa State Cyclones at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 15, by the final score of 24-21. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have won three straight games heading into this contest in Stillwater this weekend.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State comes into this game with a record of 5-1 (3-1 Big 12) following a tough three-point double-overtime loss at the hands of the No. 13 TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth on Oct. 15, by the final score of 43-40. Oklahoma State doesn’t come into this game with as much momentum as Texas after suffering a second-half collapse last weekend.

One factor that could impact how this game goes down between Texas and Oklahoma State this weekend is the wind in Stillwater. It does look like the wind is really going to come sweeping down the plain on Oct. 22.

Here’s a look at the weather forecast for this Week 8 matchup between Texas and Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Oct. 22, with the kickoff time set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

Weather forecast on Oct. 22 in Stillwater for Texas football vs. Oklahoma State

According to weather.com, the forecast in Stillwater on Oct. 22 projects a high of 92 degrees Fahrenheit, with “high wind gusts” of between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Weather.com says the following about the forecast on Saturday in Stillwater.

"Windy with lots of sunshine. High 91F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible."

It does look like the skies will be pretty clear for this matchup between Texas and Oklahoma State. The UV index is 5 out of 10, and the humidity is 34 percent.

This will be a hot and windy game that Texas is playing on the road this weekend against Oklahoma State. It will be a much different environment, though, then this Texas team is used to playing in so far this season.

The wind could play a role in how both head coach Mike Gundy and the Pokes and Sark and the Longhorns plan to throw the ball this weekend. With the presumed shoulder injury that senior Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders is dealing with, and the fact that this is the first true road game that Texas redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers is playing in, I don’t expect these two squads to air it out as much as they would if the wind wasn’t as much of a factor.

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Texas is still a pretty heavy favorite over Oklahoma State in this game, by roughly a touchdown margin in the betting odds a little more than 24 hours prior to the kickoff.

Oklahoma State won the matchup against Texas last season in Austin, by the final score of 32-24. But Texas has won two of the last three meetings in the series between these two teams.