Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer
has close family ties to Mississippi. Brewer is the son of former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer,
and his son, Keaton
, is a junior at the SEC school.
"Dad has been at practice all year long, so I’ve got a great scouting report,” Gunter Brewer said with a chuckle. "Keaton has been to about every game, and I’ve had a chance to go back every spring and sit in their meeting rooms and visit with their staff about things.
"Then you play each other in a bowl game and it’s kind of unique to have the opportunity to be around their staff and in their meetings.”
OSU squandered an opportunity to earn a BCS berth with its 27-0 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 28.
Yet, it is how they lost that sticks in the minds of Cowboys players, especially senior linebacker Patrick Lavine
"If we came to play, they came to play and at the end of the game they beat us but we were able to say we did all we could, that wouldn’t have been frustrating at all,” he said. "But we weren’t able to say that. ... We just didn’t step up. Nobody made plays and we were doing things we hadn’t done all season and it showed.”
OSU was held to a season-low 109 total yards of offense and allowed 316 all-purpose yards to Sooners receiver Ryan Broyles
"OU beat us in every phase of the game,” quarterback Zac Robinson