"We support the university, not just Cowboys football," Powell said. "Almost all of the sports programs these days are breaking into the top 20, and that's great to see. We are young at being good. But life these days is what have you done for me lately, and lately we've been successful."
Through the cold temperatures, Powell said he thinks both teams will spend this year sticking to their strong ground game in lieu of passing.
"It'll be whoever is more successful on third downs," Powell said. "Both teams will grind it out, and third downs will be crucial."
Elliott admits he isn't too optimistic about the Sooners' chances going into Stillwater. Still, he'll be watching and hoping for the best.
"Nothing would make me happier than a 35-10 win," he said.
Although both admit the game will probably be much closer, Powell also is hopeful of a one-sided score.
"It'll probably be something like 28-24, Oklahoma State. But, I should probably say something like 72-3; we'll give them a field goal."