â€œIt would be huge,â€ OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden said of victory tonight. â€œIt would mean a lot to the fans, to us, to everybody. You have a few games circled on the calendar, and this is one of â€˜em.
â€œIt would be big for our team, the university, our fan base. They've been waiting a long time.â€
In 106 years of Bedlam football, OSU has a series record of 16-81-7. Only half of those wins have come since 1945. And of those eight, five came against mediocre (or worse) Sooner squads.
So that leaves thrice in anyone's memory that the Cowboys beaten a quality Oklahoma team. 1976, when the Cowboys entered 3-2. 2001, when the Cowboys entered 3-7. 2002, when the Cowboys entered 6-5.
See why this is different? These Cowboys are 10-1 and ranked ninth nationally. These Cowboys do not lie in ambush. They have the nation's attention. They have the Sooners' attention.
These Cowboys have their own dreamers' attention. The dreamers who know how hard it was to get here, to stand on level ground with the Sooners, and know that's it's time for Oklahoma State to win.
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