Oklahoma State's defense was quite effective Saturday night against Texas Tech's high-powered offense, holding the Red Raiders to no points on 13 of their 18 possessions.
But while Tech staged a first-half rally, it sure didn't feel like it to Cowboy coach Mike Gundy.
Then the Cowboy defensive coaches set him straight.
“At one time I clicked over on the headphones,” Gundy said, “and I said, ‘We've got to make some adjustments. We've got to slow them down.' And they said they had 53 plays and only got 17 points.
“I said, ‘Yeah, that's a good point.' That's why I don't coach defense.”
CLINT CHELF OFFICIALLY OFF-LIMITS FOR INTERVIEWS FOR REST OF SEASON
Getting an interview with OSU quarterbacks has been a touchy situation for the past year or so, with Gundy periodically restricting access during in-seasons carousels and a spring competition.
Sunday night, Gundy officially announced that Clint Chelf — and, presumably, all other quarterbacks — will not be made available to the press for the rest of the season.
“Ever since we have started the year, there has been nothing but media opinion on who should play quarterback,” Gundy said. “And there is not really anything they can say about themselves or each other that is productive for the overall chemistry of the team.
“And me neither. There is not really anything I can say about it. So it's better off just to let them go until the season is over and then let them have an opportunity to communicate with everybody.”
GUNDY REMEMBERS 1988 TEAM
Saturday's game against Kansas will also serve as a 25th anniversary celebration of the 1988 team, a season best remembered for Barry Sanders' historic run to the Heisman Trophy.
Of course, the quarterback of that team was Gundy. Will he be a part of the festivities? Or will he be too occupied with preparing for the Jayhawks?
“I'm not sure,” Gundy said. “I would guess I'm involved. I haven't seen any itineraries of what is going on. I know it will be a really neat time for those players.
“That team was really good. If you look back, if we would have had all the BCS shows and things going on (that there are now), this team would have been in the same category as the other team was a couple of years ago here (the 2011 Big 12 title team), based on the national exposure we would have gotten from television compared to what you get nowadays.”