Gundy likes relaxed attitude
On the first day that Oklahoma State could officially look toward its showdown with Texas in Austin, coach Mike Gundy had to calm his players down before starting their Sunday team meeting because they were laughing at YouTube videos and joking around with each other.
But the coach was not mad. He was glad to see his players feeling loose heading into such a crucial game, a trait he believes will serve the Cowboys well the rest of the season.
“That's the way we want them to be,” Gundy said. “I don't want (the coaches) to call the game on either side of the ball with pressure. I don't want the players to feel the pressure of a big game, because you don't perform as well. You don't coach as well, you don't play as well.
“We ask them to prepare throughout the week, and I want them to go out and play hard on Saturday, and we'll let the chips fall where they may.”
Weeden takes pride in completion percentage record
Brandon Weeden has already racked up a number of school records in his OSU career.
But Saturday's single-game record for completion percentage (85.7 percent) set against Kansas is one he particularly takes pride in. Weeden completed 24 of his 28 passes to break Zac Robinson's record of 85.2 percent set against Baylor in 2009.
“That means you're being efficient, you're making good reads, you're making accurate throws and you're doing the right thing,” Weeden said. “Yards and touchdowns, if your completion percentage is good, usually the other stuff will take care of itself.