Oklahoman Modified: November 30, 2008 at 6:54 am •  Published: November 30, 2008
Oklahoma State failed to record 10 regular-season wins for the first time but this season still ranks among the best in school history considering the Cowboys lost to teams ranked No. 1 (Texas), No. 2 (Texas Tech) and No. 3 (Oklahoma) by the Associated Press when they played them.

"I’ve never been on a team that lost to the No. 1 ranked team, No. 2 ranked team and No. 3 ranked team,” said co-offensive coordinator Trooper Taylor. "That’s a first for me... Sometimes when a team gets knocked down, they’ll stay down, they’ll fold their tent. This team never folded.”

OSU, 9-3, is expected to be matched against Oregon in the Holiday Bowl, although an official announcement won’t be made for another week.

"You’re not happy to lose any single game, but the competition in the Big 12 South is what it’s all about,” said defensive coordinator Tim Beckman. "Coach (Mike) Gundy has done a super job. I can’t say enough about getting the kids to believe in themselves. It’s a good feeling to know you get to coach one more game with the eight seniors on defense.”


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