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It's first down, history to go for Oklahoma State

If the Cowboys defeat Arizona in the Alamo Bowl, the 2010 team would be the first in school history to win 11 games.
BY BRANDON CHATMON, STAFF WRITER, BCHATMON@OPUBCO.COM Modified: December 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm •  Published: December 5, 2010
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photo - Oklahoma State Kendall Hunter and the rest of the senior class can leave a lasting legacy if the Cowboys defeat Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.  Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State Kendall Hunter and the rest of the senior class can leave a lasting legacy if the Cowboys defeat Arizona in the Alamo Bowl. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“I know quite a bit about them,” Gundy said. “I've seen them play several times. I've watched them play enough to know they have guys who run around and make some plays.”

With the Cowboys bringing in their offense, which ranks No. 1 nationally in total yards at 537.58 per game, Alamo Bowl ticket holders would be best served not to leave their seats at any point.

“It should be a very fan-friendly game,” Gundy said. “I'm impressed with their quarterback play and their receivers, and we're going to throw it around, so it should be a lot of fun to watch.”

The Cowboys should have the mental advantage.

At kickoff, it will have been two months since Arizona last won a game. The Wildcats defeated UCLA 29-21 on Oct. 30, then suffered consecutive losses to Stanford, USC, Oregon and Arizona State.

OSU lost its last game, against Oklahoma, but will bring a squad used to winning and exceeding expectations.

“Our message to them is there's no reason to not try to win the 11th and set another standard for this team and this group of seniors,” Gundy said. “They have a chance to win 11 games, and nobody has ever won 11 games.”