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Oklahoman Published: October 13, 2008
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was asked Sunday afternoon if his team can contend for the national championship.

Gundy wouldn’t bite on the question.

"I don’t think that’s worth even talking about,” Gundy said.

But when asked if Saturday was the best OSU defensive performance since he’s been on staff, Gundy didn’t try to play things down.

"I’ll give you that one,” Gundy said.

And more.

"I’m not so sure that isn’t the best defensive plan I’ve been around in 19 years of coaching,” Gundy said, complimenting his defensive coordinator, Tim Beckman, and the rest of the defensive coaches and players. OSU held Missouri to 23 points after the Tigers averaged 53 points in their first five games.

Quiet climb
While his name hasn’t been on the country’s tongue the way other Big 12 quarterbacks have, Zac Robinson is now second in the conference in pass efficiency with a 190.9 rating. Only Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford has a higher rating.

Robinson completed 19-of-28 passes Saturday for 215 yards.

Oklahoma State has now won five of its last six games away from Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys are 2-0 on the road this season. In the last calendar year OSU has only lost one game on the road — last year’s Bedlam game in Norman.



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