Oklahoma State football fans deserve to bask in some of the glow of the Cowboys’ 32-24 victory at Texas in Week 7, as the team is now 6-0 (3-0 Big 12) for the first time since 2015. The Cowboys have now won in six of their last seven trips to Austin under head coach Mike Gundy.
Texas was a slight favorite over OSU entering the game by virtue of hosting and by their near-miss in a 55-48 loss to No. 4 Oklahoma the week prior in the Red River Shootout.
Oklahoma State football rallied in the second half at Texas to score the game’s final 19 points, winning 32-24 and earning the No. 8 spot in the AP Top 25.
The Cowboys trailed for most of the game, falling behind 17-3 in the second quarter and 24-13 after halftime. But the Pokes stormed back thanks to an offense that had new life behind emerging star Jaylen Warren (193 rushing yards) and quarterback Spencer Sanders (one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown) with his cast of unheralded wide receivers.
Let’s overreact to the 32-24 OSU road win against Texas.
3. OSU is CFP bound!
Whoa, there. Although the Cowboys did crack the AP poll’s Top 10 for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons, there’s still a lot of football left to be played. There’s plenty to be nervous about heading to Ames to take on Iowa State (remember 2011?), but the Cowboys have beaten the Cyclones in eight of the teams’ last nine meetings.
The No. 8-ranked Cowboys would need to get through Oklahoma, too. The Sooners seemed to have come to life after coach Lincoln Riley inserted Caleb Williams at quarterback over Spencer Rattler in the second quarter of the 55-48 comeback win against Texas two weeks ago. Behind Williams, OU cruised to a 52-31 win against TCU at home in Week 7.
As if they need any reminding, the Cowboys haven’t won a Bedlam game since 2014.