OSU found itself as a double-digit underdog against Baylor, yet started fast and finished strong, flipping the storyline on Baylor in a 49-17 romp at Boone Pickens Stadium.
“We're never surprised to play good,” said Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe. “That's the way we prepare. We prepare to come in here and do good and dominate.”
The Cowboys enjoyed the win, too, after a bitter loss in what became contentious at times in Waco a year ago.
“I feel like we owed them for last year,” Lowe said. “We felt like we'd beat them down there and there was a whole lot of trash talking and they had momentum.
“We wanted to come in here and show them we were the most physical team on the field. And we showed them that.”
COWBOYS KEEP TURNOVERS COMING
OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer allowed that he might just have to give his guys a break from running on Sunday night.
While the Cowboys didn't get their goal of five turnovers – they produced three – they toughened up for three fourth-down stops. And Spencer counts those.
Especially when the defense all but halts the nation's No. 1 offense, holding Baylor out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.
“Didn't they execute well?” Spencer said. “They bought in. We had to challenge them. We had to get in their face.”
Now, Spencer will pat them on the backside. And the Sunday running, when his defense doesn't get five turnovers, is all good. He'll take the three fumble recoveries, from Shaun Lewis and James Castleman and Tyler Patmon, the latter going 78 yards for a score with his scoop and scoot.