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Baylor hesitant to heap too much praise on Oklahoma State

OSU 59, BAYLOR 24 — Baylor players and coaches praise the Cowboys, but don't get carried away in doing so. Said one Bear, “That's right there is a very solid team.”
by John Helsley Published: October 29, 2011

Baylor finished with 105 plays and 622 yards. The Bears also had the five turnovers and only a flurry of fourth-quarter points.

“I don't care about the yardage,” writer Stewart Mandel of SI.com tweeted during the game. “Oklahoma St. makes plays on defense. Much like last year's Oregon team.”

Finally, folks may be catching on about these Cowboys and their turnovers.

Nobody bothers finding flaws with the OSU offense, which has scored no fewer than 37 points in a game this season.

The warts are seen, at least perceived, on the Cowboys defense.

Yet the Bears brought the nation's No. 2-ranked offense into Boone Pickens Stadium and couldn't find the end zone until a large chunk of fans were inhaling cheese fries at Joe's. RG3, hailed for his efficiency most of this season, was picked and popped and likely saw his Heisman candidacy halted.

“They play hard,” said Griffin III. “You can't take that away from them. Today, there were some times, it's not like there was a big hit, the ball just squirted out. I guess you could say it's fortune, good luck. But they're the No. 3 team in the nation, so obviously luck's been on their side all year.

“They do have great players.”

And the Cowboys are 8-0 for just the second time in school history and for the first time since 1945.

So, legit?

“I've seen some good teams,” said Bears senior linebacker Elliot Coffey, “that right there is a very solid team. Hats off to them.”

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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