It was cold and chilly as fans started to shuffle out of Boone Pickens Stadium last night. It was only a 10 point game, yet it seemed like it couldn’t be farther out of reach. The Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped their first game of the season last night to the Baylor Bears.
After tying the game at 14 in the first quarter the Pokes couldn’t pick up a first down to save their life. However, they were able in the game, only being down 10 at halftime. Then Chris Johnson, the third string QB for the Bears, came in and led the Bears to thoroughly take control of the game in the third quarter. The Bear were methodical in their approach. They ran it down the Cowboys throats and then dropped a perfectly placed deep ball for a touchdown.
The Cowboys got beat by a better team last night, but that doesn’t put a damper on this season. After the Central Michigan game, no one would have guessed that the Cowboys would be 10-1 at this point. There is still a lot to play for the Pokes. The Cowboys go into Bedlam no longer in control of their own destiny, however if the Pokes win and Baylor drops either game to TCU or Texas, they are Big 12 champs. The Pokes also can play for a New Year’s Six bowl, which would be another step for Gundy and this program in his tenure here.
It is no longer the biggest Bedlam ever, and OSU got exposed of sorts in some aspects of the game, but you can bet this team is not going to lay down and they certainly are not going to do it against OU. They will be underdogs going into the game next week, just what they want. And you can bet Mike Gundy will have this team ready. This team is no longer perfect, but the ride’s not over yet.