The Oklahoma State Cowboys have climbed into the Top 10 and is the No. 9 team in this week’s AP Poll. They should get a fair challenge against the Pittsburgh Panthers, unless quarterback Mason Rudolph goes off Pitt run game against OSU’s run defense offers a strength-on-strength matchup. If there’s a criticism of the OSU defense, it’s a tendency to give up big passing plays on third down. But the Cowboys have regularly done a good job against the run. The Panthers surrendered 39 points to Penn State, as unheralded quarterback Trace McSorley threw for 332 yards.