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