Still, it didn't go over well with critics.
COWBOYS STRESSING TAKEAWAYS
OSU ranks 101st nationally in turnover margin, a startling stat for a team that has used the takeaway to a major advantage the past three seasons.
The Cowboys led the country with 44 take-aways a year ago, yet have managed just four in four games thus far this season.
“We've been working on it every day,” said OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young. “We worked on it (Sunday) night. We're just emphasizing it to no end.
“Eventually it will turn around. The ball is going to bounce the right way or we'll get a tipped pass. I've always felt turnovers come in droves, and hopefully we'll have one of those five turnover games soon and try to catch up. We're definitely behind, and we have to do something to make up ground.”
NO LOOKING BACK ON TEXAS
Due to a bye week, the Cowboys had extra time to lament a last-minute loss to Texas.
If there were any regrets, center Evan Epstein said that's all over now.
“We have an ‘L' in the books, so sitting there and thinking about it is going to do absolutely nothing for us,” Epstein said. “One of the greatest things about our team and about our coaching staff is that we have a really short-term memory.
“We're going to move on and prepare for the next game. We're not even thinking about Texas. We're thinking about Kansas.”