Oklahoma State Cowboys
Marcus Smart and Markel Brown each scored 14 points, and Le’Bryan Nash added 13 as Oklahoma State defeated TCU 63-45 Wednesday night.
Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday.
It will be the third consecutive New Year’s Day game played in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium since the namesake game moved to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The top of the Big 12 looks familiar, with Kansas in first place and ranked in the top 10.
Mike Gundy intends to remain at Oklahoma State and is downplaying reports of a strained relationship with athletic director Mike Holder.
The Big 12’s top two offenses go head-to-head on Saturday when the 24th-ranked Cowboys play at Baylor in their regular season finale. Both teams are bowl eligible.
To a man, Oklahoma State football players insisted Monday they were focused on the Cowboys’ next opponent, Baylor. That doesn’t mean it has been easy to put aside the disappointment of two days earlier.
Needing to score a touchdown in the final 30 seconds in two straight games, Landry Jones and No. 12 Oklahoma have come through in the clutch to stay right in the thick of the Big 12 championship chase.
Isaiah Anderson had a career-best 174 yards receiving and caught three long touchdown passes from Clint Chelf in his final home game, leading Oklahoma State to a 59-21 win against the Red Raiders on Saturday.
Tommy Tuberville’s attempt to build No. 23 Texas Tech back into a regular Big 12 contender and a player on the national stage reaches a checkpoint Saturday at Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy isn’t saying who the Cowboys will start at quarterback Saturday against No. 23 Texas Tech.
The Big 12 season is halfway done, with every team having played at least four games, and this Saturday shapes up as a big one for teams across the conference.