“We really didn't even go to our whole game plan, the stuff we really put in against their defense,” Weeden said. “We just played our base offense and played really fast and executed, and that's good. If you can do that, I'd be pretty fired up about it.”
Weeden finished with 288 passing yards and with more touchdown passes (five) than incomplete passes (four) to set a school record with an 86 percent completion percentage.
But the first-half onslaught had as much to do with the defense as the offense. OSU forced four turnovers before the break, all of which gave the Cowboys the ball inside the Jayhawks' 35-yard line.
“(We tell the offense), ‘Just relax,'” OSU defensive end Jamie Blatnick said. “We're going to get turnovers and give you the ball back, I promise. We're going to do it every time. It's what we do.”
OSU's next contest, a trip to Austin to take on Texas, should be considerably tougher. But Gundy said he likes his team's chemistry and attitude moving forward.
“It will be an important step for us,” Gundy said of the Texas game. “The guys need to enjoy (Saturday night) and come back (Sunday) fresh and ready to practice. Texas has good players, so they will be all revved up and ready to go with a top-10 team coming into their stadium. It will be a big game.”