Dana Holgorsen, Bo Pelini, both mad scientists, perhaps twins????
Oklahoma State - a team that's been in this position before, but hasn't been able to get to the top of the hill. They're still the Little Engine That Couldn't.
Lavonte David, Eric Hagg On SI's Mid-Season All-America Team. David is a JUCO transfer who's done remarkably well with 70 tackles so far this season. Eric Hagg, OTOH, knows how to score.
Oklahoma State entered the season needing to find replacements for Dez Bryant and Zac Robinson, and may have not only replaced them, but upgraded as well.