The best and worst of Mike Gundy

by John Helsley Published: October 16, 2012

Best wins

2011 Oklahoma. 44-10. The Cowboys routed the Sooners for the first time under Gundy, clinching their first Big 12 championship and BCS bowl bid.

2012 Fiesta Bowl, Stanford. 41-38, overtime. OSU rallied to beat the Andrew Luck-led Cardinal, putting the finishing touches on the greatest season in program history.

2009 Georgia. 24-10. Taking on an SEC power, the Cowboys officially opened the completed Boone Pickens Stadium with an impressive and important win.

2007 at Nebraska. 45-14. The Cowboys rolled to a 38-0 halftime lead, winning in Lincoln for the first time since 1960.

2010 at Texas. 33-16. Gundy and the Cowboys added another check mark to their to-do list, beating Texas. And in Austin; the first of two straight wins down there.

Losses

2011 Iowa State. 37-31, double overtime. The loss, under the cloud of the tragic plane crash, cost the Cowboys a shot at playing for the national championship.

2009 at Oklahoma. 27-0. Playing for a share of the Big 12 title in Norman, the Cowboys were held to 109 yards of offense in their first shutout since 2005.

2007 at Troy. 41-23. OSU produced a flat performance in the game that featured Zac Robinson's ascension over Bobby Reid and eventually led to “The Rant.”

2007 Texas. 38-35. The Cowboys led 35-14 through three quarters, then wilted as the Longhorns pulled off another gut-wrenching rally in the series.

2005 at Baylor. 44-34. Gundy's first season featured OSU's only Big 12 loss to Baylor, an ugly affair that saw the Bears build a 38-0 lead.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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