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By Paul Myerberg // Sep 2, 2012
A few notes on Savannah State, which had to know it was walking into a minefield. The Tigers have won two games in two years, with both victories coming over North Carolina Central – 33-30 last fall, 28-21 in 2010. The Tigers lost seven games by 20 or more points a season ago. According to those in the know, Savannah State is one of the worst F.C.S. teams in the country.
And the worst F.C.S. team in the country drew Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State, of all teams. While breaking in a new quarterback, a few new receivers and a few new offensive linemen, the Cowboys’ walk-ons would have dominated Savannah State.
Tags: Clint Chelf, Desmond Roland, Florida Stae, J.T. Walsh, Jeremy Smith, Joseph Randle, Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State, Savannah State
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By Paul Myerberg // Aug 4, 2012
It’s time to stop and smell the roses, which makes sense: Oklahoma’s state flower is the rose, after all. Oklahoma State has won 41 games over the last four years, the second-most in the Big 12. The Cowboys own the Big 12’s best record during conference games since 2009. Last fall, the program notched its first Big 12 championship and its first outright championship since 1948, when it took home the Missouri Valley Conference crown. The Cowboys just won 12 games in a season for the first time in program history; they ended the season ranked third in the final A.P. Poll, the highest end-of-season ranking in school history. In November, O.S.U. held leads of 10-0, 24-0 and 44-3 before cruising to a 44-10 win over Oklahoma – only the Cowboys’ 18th win in the rivalry, but certainly the most satisfying. Oklahoma State should take some time to appreciate all that has been accomplished over the last four seasons, and doubly so when it comes last fall’s wonderful success. But don’t wait too long: September’s coming fast, and being elite once comes with a price – everyone expects you to do it again.
Tags: Alex Elkins, Anthony Rogers, Big 12, Bill Young, Brodrick Brown, C.J. Curry, Caleb Lavey, Calvin Barnett, Evan Epstein, Isaiah Anderson, J.W. Walsh, Jeremy Smith, Jonathan Rush, Joseph Randle, Josh Stewart, Justin Gilbert, Lane Taylor, Mike Gundy, Nigel Nicholas, Oklahoma State, Quinn Sharp, Ryan Robinson, Shamiel Gary, Shaun Lewis, Tracy Moore, Wes Lunt
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By Paul Myerberg // Aug 18, 2011
How do you know when a program has arrived? You can stand away from the action and just look at the won-loss record, but can you pinpoint the actual day a team really arrives? You can with Oklahoma State, in my mind: Oct. 11, 2008 — Cowboys 28, then-No. 3 Missouri 23. It wasn’t that people weren’t already paying attention, seeing that the Cowboys opened that season 5-0 and were coming off back-to-back bowl berths. It was more a case of people standing up and really taking notice of a program that had, slowly but surely, developed into a B.C.S. contender under Mike Gundy. That was just the beginning: Oklahoma State went on to win nine games that fall, nine more in 2009 and a program-record 11 in 2010. Arrived? Oklahoma State’s crashed the party, and there’s no reason to think the Cowboys won’t hang around for the foreseeable future.