BCS Championship trophy makes an Oklahoma State visit

The trophy visits title contenders throughout the season, and it was in Stillwater for OSU-Baylor. Cowboy fans could take pictures with it, but its presence made some superstitious fans nervous.
By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: October 29, 2011
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photo - Roger Goodwin, Karla Goodwin and Macy Goodwin, 9, of Cherokee, Okla., pose for a photo with the BCS National Championship Coaches' Trophy before a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Baylor University Bears (BU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Roger Goodwin, Karla Goodwin and Macy Goodwin, 9, of Cherokee, Okla., pose for a photo with the BCS National Championship Coaches' Trophy before a college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Baylor University Bears (BU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

— Taylor Fudge couldn't believe the AFCA National Championship Trophy had made its way to Boone Pickens Stadium and Oklahoma State.

“Never in my entire life did I think the BCS trophy would be at OSU,” the 27-year-old OSU graduate said.

But it was, and it could come back for good if the Cowboys continue winning.

Oklahoma State, ranked third in the BCS standings, beat Baylor on Saturday, and the $30,000 crystal football that is awarded to the BCS National Championship Game's winner in January was in the house.

“I think it's pretty awesome,” said 18-year-old D.J. Boles of Tuttle. “It shows that OSU is really good.”

The trophy's visit to Stillwater is another sign of the Cowboys' exalted national status; the trophy visits title contenders throughout the season.

Fans could take pictures with it at the OSU block party along Hall of Fame Ave.

But not all fans were wild about the trophy being in Stillwater on Saturday.

Phil Schneider, a 59-year old OSU alum from Arlington, Texas, thinks it is too early to be talking national championship.

“It's very premature at this point,” Schneider said. “Just because of the way the Big 12 has been going this year.

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