Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys dismiss hangover talk

by John Helsley Published: December 1, 2012
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What happened to leave the Bears back so alone?

“Cant' wait to see it,” said Cowboys defensive coordinator Bill Young. “We were blitzing right there. We had two linebackers going to the spot. And they just creased us.

“I think our safety got confused, rolled the wrong way. And we didn't have anybody coming down. It was a bad combination. It was a huge play in the ballgame, too.”

Seastrunk, who has bolstered an already potent Baylor offense, finished with 178 yards on 16 carries.

BRILES, BEARS FINALLY GET COWBOYS

Baylor's improvement under coach Art Briles has featured some landmark wins over Texas and Oklahoma and others.

Before Saturday, Baylor had taken down every current member of the Big 12 in the Briles era with the exception of West Virginia (one meeting)… and Oklahoma State.

Even with Robert Griffin III the past two seasons, the Bears couldn't break through, actually getting routed in both meetings. And their frustration showed.

Saturday ended that.

“It's very big and it's a really good feeling,” said Baylor senior safety Mike Hicks. “Our seniors who have been through this program had this win coming to them.”

Said Briles: “Really, today was about getting respect. When we are standing on the street corner, we have to find room and we have not done that with OSU.”

GUNDY STILL CONFIDENT IN COWBOYS

Following Sunday's bowl announcement, revealing OSU's postseason destination, the team will have several weeks to regroup from a two-game losing streak ending the regular season.

Gundy said he doesn't anticipate any major rebuilding, with the late losses more attributable to an inexperienced roster and a league that features eight teams with at least seven wins.

“I think our guys are fine, I really do,” Gundy said. “I just think there's parity in this league. When you play on the road, there's no gimmes in this league for the most part. When that happens, it's a battle week to week. And you're going to see more teams that finish in that six, seven win category and not as many in that 10 and 11 category.

“That's probably what the future is in this league.”

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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