Gundy stands behind decision
OSU coach Mike Gundy
said he did not consider going for it on fourth-and-7 when the Cowboys kicked a field goal with 3:11 on the clock. The 25-yard field goal cut Texas A&M's lead to one.
"On fourth-and-7?” Gundy said. "No, not with three minutes and something left and we still had our timeouts. Fourth-and-goal from the seven is pretty low percentage.”
If not for the roughing-the-kicker penalty, OSU would have gotten the ball back with just under two minutes to play.
"Obviously we held them and had the opportunity when we roughed the punter,” Gundy said. "So, no, I never thought about it.”
•No Collins in College Station:
Injured Oklahoma State linebacker Chris Collins
(turf toe) did not make the trip to College Station. Patrick Lavine
started at middle linebacker in Collins' place, with Donovan Woods
and Jeremy Nethon
on the outside.
Oklahoma State has only had two quarters where neither team scored this season. They happened to be back-to-back as neither OSU nor Sam Houston State scored in the fourth quarter on last week's game, and neither the Cowboys nor the Aggies scored in the first quarter Saturday.
Saturday's game was the first conference game since 2004 where the Cowboys had a first-half shutout.
OSU scored the first points of the game with 10:32 to play in the second quarter to make the score 7-0 over the Aggies.