Leading off his postgame meeting with the media, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy essentially said enough's enough.
“Obviously, enough excitement for one night,” he said, not even referring to the earthquake felt in Stillwater.
Likewise for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, who has been involved in several wild affairs this season.
“We've played a lot of crazy games this year and this certainly fits the bill,” Snyder said, “it may top it.”
The Cowboys held out two key offensive players: inside receiver Josh Cooper and backup running back Jeremy Smith.
Cooper (hamstring) and Smith (hand) were both in uniform and went through some pregame activities.
Gundy said Cooper wasn't ready to return, but Smith was available, if needed.
Both should return Saturday at Texas Tech.
KSU'S LOCKETT: ‘YOU CAN'T JUST LOOK DOWN ON US.'
Kansas State was the biggest surprise of the Big 12 through the first half of the season, sprinting out to an 8-0 start and into the top 10 of the BCS standings.
Then the Wildcats were throttled at home by No. 6 Oklahoma, 58-17.
But K-State wide receiver and Tulsa Washington product Tyler Lockett said Saturday's performance against OSU proved that the Wildcats can still be a contender in the conference.
“We showed the nation that you can't just look down on us,” Lockett said. “This game showed that you can't look ahead when you play us. I think we'll be OK. I think it was another learning experience. New stuff happened, and we just have to get it right in practice again.”
PICKENS: ‘I GOT MY MONEY'S WORTH'
Cowboys big-money booster and alum Boone Pickens chatted with the media during halftime of OSU's game.
Well before the Cowboys improved to 9-0, he assured that all his money poured into the school and the program was money well spent.
“I got my money's worth before this year,” Pickens said. “I'm very satisfied with my investment and what's happened at Oklahoma State. There's so many other things here than a football game. I think the school is a different school than when I got out in 51. And all that's good. We had the biggest freshman class we've ever had. That's a big deal for all of us, for Oklahoma State.
“You can see it here in the stadium. The attitude's different. You can see we're competitive now, which is what I said when I gave the $165 million. I said, ‘I want us to be competitive. I'm tired of leaving the stadium looking down at my shoes.'
“I don't do that anymore.”
BIG GAME, BIG CROWD
OSU's crowd of 58,895 on Saturday set the single-game home attendance record.
The previous best mark was 58,516, established against Texas in 2009.
This season, the Cowboys have had five of the nine largest home crowds in school history. In addition to No. 1 vs. Kansas State, OSU had the third-largest crowd vs. Baylor, the fourth-largest against Kansas, the eighth-largest vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and the ninth-largest against Arizona.
WEEDEN'S GOES 500-PLUS
Brandon Weeden's 502 yards passing against K-State was the most ever by an OSU quarterback.
He became the first Cowboy to go over the 500-yard mark while also surpassing his previous career best of 438 yards, set earlier this season at Texas A&M.
Weeden's biggest yards came in the last five minutes of the game. He went 4 for 5 for 106 yards on the Cowboys' last two drives, both of which ended in must-have touchdowns.
"We knew we were never out of it," Weeden said. "We practice every Wednesday with our two-minute drill. There was no worry on the sideline because we knew we were going to go down and score."
MOORE'S BIG NIGHT
Tracy Moore had 123 yards in the first half, only 3 yards shy of his last four games combined.
The wide receiver finished with a career-high nine catches and 146 yards.
"I was definitely in that zone," Moore said. "I really don't know how to explain it. Somebody had to step up and make a play and I said, 'Why not me?'"
Moore filled the void left by Cooper's absence. He has been battling a hamstring injury and did not play Saturday.
"I'm definitely proud of my brothers," Moore said. "We stuck with it, and we played an amazing game. We gave up some turnovers, but that's something that's rare for our offense. Justin doesn't really fumble much, and Weeden doesn't really throw picks that much.
"It was kind of an up and down game, but I'm proud of my brothers."
RANDLE MOVES UP TD CHART
Cowboy running back Joseph Randle scored a pair of rushing touchdowns Saturday, giving him 18 this season.
That moved him to third in school history, ahead of OSU legend Thurman Thomas on the single-season chart. Randle needs four more rushing touchdowns to move past Terry Miller into second place.
Safe to assume Randle won't get that top spot this season — Barry Sanders had 37 rushing touchdowns in 1988.