Cowboys Right Themselves In Time For Bedlam
By John Helsley
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For Cowboys coach Frank Anderson, surviving the early stages of the Big 12 schedule was always the goal.
Anderson wouldn’t limit expectations for success, preparing his club to go win during that first month of conference play. And “go win” are the operative words, as OSU found itself on the short end of an opening league schedule, facing three road series among the first four weekends.
And yet, it’s tough to win on the road in the Big 12, especially in places like Waco and Austin and even Columbia, which presented the early road challenges for the Cowboys. So when the Pokes went 1-5 the first two Big 12 weekends at Missouri and Baylor and 2-7 in the three road series overall, Anderson kept his team playing hard and pushing.
Now they’re 11-7 in the league and tied for third in the conference standings with Texas A&M, following a weekend sweep of Kansas State in Manhattan.
And just in time for Bedlam.
Oklahoma climbed back over .500 with a weather-shortened, two-game road sweep of Kansas, moving to 9-8 in the league, alone in fourth place.
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