Monday, October 31, 2011

Weeden On ESPNU's Palmer & Pollack Show

Shaun Lewis Fields Questions from the Media

Oklahoma State Strength and Conditioning

DE Jamie Blatnick on CoachGundy.com

OSU Safety Daytawion Lowe Addresses Media

Rimington Award Candidate - Grant Garner

Oklahoma State's Joseph Randle Meets Media

Randle Nominated for Running Back Performance of the Year

Vote Now For Joseph Randle

2011 All-Star Performances of the Year Announced on ESPN2 Super Bowl Weekend


CHICAGO – Oklahoma State’s sophomore tailback Joseph Randle is nominated for the Running Back Performance of the Year, Intersport announced today. The Running Back Performance of the Year is part of a four-month competition that lets fans determine which individual performances reign supreme during the 2011 college football season. The winners will be revealed during the two hour All-Star Football Challenge special airing at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 3 on ESPN2. In addition to recognizing the season’s top performances, the All-Star Football Challenge will feature college football’s biggest stars in a live skills challenge. In the 13 year history of the event, 41 first-round NFL draft picks have participated in the All-Star Football Challenge.

From now until the end of Bowl season, the two top running backs of the week will be featured on the All-Star Football Challenge Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AllStarFootball), along with two top individual performers among quarterbacks, receivers and defensive players. The top weekly vote-getter will proceed to the finals, which run Jan. 19-25.

Randle rumbled for a career-high 152 yards and four touchdowns in a dominating 59-24 win over Baylor. Randle had three touchdowns in the first half, including a 62 yard score to help the Cowboys maintain a 35-0 halftime lead.

To learn more about any of these incredible performances and to vote for any of the nominated players, visit www.Facebook.com/AllStarFootball. Fans can vote as often as they would like in each category and can share their vote with Facebook friends. Week eight voting opened today and ends on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 9:59 a.m. ET.

The All-Star Football Challenge features the top college football players competing in a series of skills competitions that put their individual talents on display. Past participants include Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Vince Young, Vernon Davis, Donovan McNabb, Edgerrin James, and many others.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

OSU Hosts K-State Sat., at 7 p.m. on ABC

The Oklahoma State football team will host the Kansas State Wildcats Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. Kickoff has been set for 7 p.m. with ABC in town to televise the game.

For viewers who might not get the Big 12 game in their ABC coverage area, the KSU-OSU game will be available on ESPN2 as part of a reverse mirror telecast.

Kansas State is 7-1 and ranked No. 17 by the Associated Press. Oklahoma State is 8-0 and ranked third by AP. Kansas State and Oklahoma State have never faced off with both teams ranked in the AP top 25.


2011 NCAA Football OSU vs Baylor - Images by Ostate Photo.com

SI.com - Pokes Ride Past Baylor

Kye Staley Scores First Touchdown

Q&A with OSU fullback Kye Staley: ‘I was glad to finally get that first touchdown'

Staley, the former Guthrie standout who suffered a catastrophic knee injury two years ago, scored on an 18-yard pass from Brandon Weeden in the first quarter.

How did it feel to score that touchdown?

“All I can say is ‘finally.' Been here for four years — everybody knows my story — and I was glad to finally get that first touchdown. Coach tells us all the time to act like we've been there; well I tell him, ‘If I get there, I won't know how to act.' I just celebrated and thanked the man above.”

Were you surprised you were that open?

“Yeah I was. We ran it earlier in the game, and I was kinda wide open then and was hoping we'd go back to it. When he called it, I was licking my lips, and when I caught it, I looked up and thought I'd have to run full speed and get this touchdown finally.”

Talk about getting back out there after the injury.

“It's just been long. I still remember the days when I had just got out of surgery and wasn't able to do anything, wasn't able to walk. The dedication and the hard work that it took finally paid off.” This article was written by Jason Kersey, staff writer for the Daily Oklahoman.

NewsOK.com - OSU Postgame Breakdown

#3 Oklahoma State Rolls Past Baylor, 59-24

Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 OSU Homecoming - Walkaround

Oklahoma State - Missouri Highlights

BCS National Championship Trophy Visits Stillwater

The BCS National Championship Trophy made a visit to Boone Pickens Stadium today and will be in Stillwater this weekend for the Cowboys showdown with Baylor. The trophy will be on display at the OSU block party from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Celina, Texas Proud of Blatnick and Lavey

Jamie Blatnick used to make frequent visits to Caleb Lavey's house while they were growing up in Celina, Texas.

Blatnick would go over swim or play video games or just hang out — with Lavey's older brother, Josh, and older sister, Courtney.

“Man, I used to hate it when you and your friends used to come over and play Xbox and be mean to me,” Blatnick remembers Lavey telling him years later.

Back then, Blatnick was the big offensive and defensive tackle for one of Texas' most storied high school football programs. Lavey was three years younger and had not yet become the school's starting middle linebacker as a freshman.

Now, the duo is starting for the same defense again, as Blatnick and Lavey have become major contributors for No. 3 Oklahoma State.

Jamie Blatnick, Caleb Lavey make Oklahoma State popular in Celina, Texas
Story by Gina Mizell and published in the Daily Oklahoman.

OSU Walkaround Is Tonight in Stillwater

America's Greatest Homecoming - Oklahoma State

Best Pass-Catch Combo In America

ESPN Depth Chart - Oklahoma State

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brodrick Brown On Lott IMPACT Trophy Award List

Oklahoma State senior cornerback Brodrick Brown is one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy Award.

Brown leads the Big 12 and ranks sixth nationally with four interceptions. Additionally, he ranks second in the Big 12 and is sixth nationally in passes defended with 11. He is one of the biggest reasons why Oklahoma State leads the nation in turnover margin and passes intercepted and is second in turnovers gained.

The Lott IMPACT Trophy is given to the defensive player that best combines on-field performance and off-the-field character attributes.

OSU Alumni and Supporters Return for Homecoming

More than 80,000 Oklahoma State alumni and supporters will be in town this weekend for 2011 Homecoming. The No. 3/4 Cowboys host Baylor Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Boone Pickens Stadium. The whole experience makes OSU American's Greatest Homecoming.

Oklahoma State In The Mike Gundy Era

Oklahoma State enters this week ranked No. 3/4 in every major poll. The Cowboys have accomplished numerous marks under head coach Mike Gundy this season. Gundy ranks among the nations top coaches and is among the finalists for the National Coach of the Year awards.

2011 Accomplishments

  • 36 wins over last four years
  • National Coach of the Year Nominee
  • 7-0 start for third time in school history and second in last four years
  • Eight game winning streak heading into Homecoming against Baylor
  • Ranked among Top 10 nationally throughout the season
  • Highest BCS ranking in school history
  • Highest associated press ranking in school history
  • Three of the largest crowds in school history
  • Set new records for most points in a game (70), most touchdowns (10), most points in a half (56), most points in a quarter (35)
  • First team to beat Texas in Austin back-to-back years since 1910-11
  • Two top 25 road wins in 2011
  • Nine straight road victories – second most in the country
  • Most points ever scored by OSU against Texas (38)
  • Snapped Missouri’s 10-game home winning streak
  • 9-1 against Big 12 Texas schools since 2009

    GUNDY ERA

  • Top 10 in the AP poll four straight seasons
  • Second highest winning percentage in school history
  • Won 11 games for the first time in school history in 2010
  • Highest finish in national polls since 1984
  • Five straight bowl games
  • Two Top 10 Victories
  • Earned a share of the big 12 south championship in 2010
  • Cover of Sports Illustrated twice
  • Set new OSU season ticket records (2009, 2011)
  • Top 10 largest crowds in school history
  • 2010 Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Three national award winners
  • 2010 Biletnikoff award winner
  • 2010 Lou Groza award winner
  • 2008 Ray Guy award winner
  • Eight first-team All-Americans in last three seasons
  • School record in all-big 12 and academic big-12 selections
  • 2010 Alamo Bowl champs
  • 3 NFL first-rounders
  • 15 former Cowboys currently in the NFL
  • 12 NFL draft picks
  • Won at least nine games in three straight seasons for the first time in school history
  • Went undefeated on the road in 2010 for the first time since 1944
  • OSU is one of only four teams in the country from AQ-BCS conferences to win nine games or more in each of the last three regular seasons
  • OSU took home four of the Big 12 Conference’s top individual awards in 2010. OSU had just six such awards in the history of the league prior to 2010.
  • The Cowboys reached six conference wins for just the second time in school history and for the second straight year.
  • OSU led the nation in total offense in 2010 that featured four new starting offensive linemen and a new starting quarterback
  • Oklahoma State featured the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year in 2010
  • CoachGundy.com Exclusive - Joseph Randle

    USA Today - Oklahoma State Report

    Oklahoma State is no longer a secret. Sitting third in the Bowl Championship Series standings, the Cowboys cannot expect to surprise anyone.

    Still, no one can really blame coach Mike Gundy for trying to downplay the 7-0 start, which includes a 4-0 run through the Big 12 and a first-place tie with Kansas State.

    "I'd just as soon kind of just lay low as much as we can," said the Oklahoma State coach.

    An unlikely scenario?

    Probably, considering the firepower Oklahoma State possesses with quarterback Brandon Weeden, wide receiver Justin Blackmon and running back Joseph Randle.

    But Gundy is taking the right approach. He wants to minimize any pressure that might be mounting in the locker room. The Cowboys have never played in a BCS game, though they were in contention just last season before losing to Oklahoma in the last regular-season game and missing out on the Big 12.

    Oklahoma State - Team Notes

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    SI.com - Brandon Weeden Heisman Watch

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    CoachGundy.com Exclusive - Chelf Brothers

    Happy Birthday Frank Eaton "Pistol Pete"

    Happy Birthday to the original Pistol Pete, Frank Eaton. Eaton was born on this day in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. At the age of eight, Eaton's father was shot in cold blood by a group of six former Confederates. Eaton vowed to avenge his father.

    Eaton visited Fort Gibson in Oklahoma (then Indian Territory) to learn more about handling guns, but surprised many when he outshot the cavalry's best marksmen. Eaton was commended for his marksmanship, and was awarded a badge and a new nickname: Pistol Pete.

    Eaton was purportedly a faster draw than Buffalo Bill, and began serving as a deputy US Marshal in Indian Territory under Judge Isaac C. Parker. He spent several years tracking down his father's killers and claimed to have killed five of them, with the sixth being shot by another man.

    Later in his life, Eaton began living in Perkins, Oklahoma - just south of Stillwater, the home of Oklahoma State University. He rode in the 1923 Armistice Day Parade and began showing up at other Oklahoma A&M events, and was soon adopted as an unofficial mascot of OAMC. "Pistol Pete" became the school's official mascot in 1958, a year after Oklahoma A&M became Oklahoma State University. As recently as 2010, Pete has been named as America's favorite mascot by several national polls.

    Oklahoma State Football - Academics

    Oklahoma State Media Day - Baylor Week

    Big 12 battle pits Cowboys against Bears

    The third-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys put their undefeated season on the line this weekend in Stillwater, as they play host to the Baylor Bears in Big 12 action from Boone Pickens Stadium.

    Mike Gundy's Cowboys are one of just eight unbeatens left in the FBS ranks and moved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in-conference with last weekend's 45-24 victory at Missouri.

    Art Briles' Bears are a dangerous league foe, headlined by a Heisman candidate under center. Baylor won each of its first three games, but has dropped two of its last three affairs to fall to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in league play. The team enjoyed a bye last weekend after suffering a 55-28 setback to Texas A&M in College Station on October 15th.

    This is the 30th meeting between these two programs. The Cowboys hold a 17-12 advantage all-time. Oklahoma State has won nine consecutive games against Baylor in Stillwater.

    Oklahoma State Host Baylor Saturday for Homecoming

    The No. 3/4 Oklahoma State Cowboys host Baylor this weekend inside Boone Pickens Stadium.  OSU remains one of the hottest teams in the country and carries an eight-game winning streak into Homecoming.   The game is slated for a 2:30 p.m. CT kick and will be broadcast nationally on ABC Sports.  Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie and Jeannine Edwards will call the action for TV, while Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb and Robert Allen will be on the Cowboy Radio Network. 


    RV/RV Baylor (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) at
    No. 3/4 Oklahoma State (7-0, 4-0 Big 12)
    Oct. 29 - 2:30 p.m. CT 
    Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218 capacity)


    TV: ABC Sports (Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie and Jeannine Edwards)
    Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb and Robert Allen)
    Internet: OKSTATE.COM
    Satellite Radio:  Sirius Ch. 138 |  XM Ch. 196


    Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 17-12 and holds a 10-5 series advantage in Stillwater.  Mike Gundy is 5-1 all-time as a head coach against Baylor.  The Cowboys defeated the Bears, 55-28, last season in Stillwater.  The series dates back to 1914, when OSU beat Baylor, 60-0.  Baylor's last win over OSU was in 2005, 44-34. 

    Homecoming is a big, big deal in Stillwater and has been labeled as America's Greatest Homecoming Celebration. This year will mark the 90th Homecoming in OSU history and is themed "Where Your Story Began". The first Homecoming on campus was the 1913 Harvest Carnival. 

    • One of the highlights of Homecoming is the Friday night "Walkaround" in the Greek area of the campus. Last year more than 35,000 participated in the Walkaround.
    • Other big events include the Saturday morning parade and Hoops and Homecoming, which is part pep rally, part Midnight Madness. That event follows the Walkaround and will be held in Gallagher-Iba Arena Friday evening.
    • The OSU campus is full of Homecoming activities all week. Details can be found at http://orangeconnection.org/homecoming.



    Oklahoma State is 47-35-7 all-time in Homecoming play. The Cowboys are 2-0 when hosting Baylor for Homecoming with OSU earning wins in 2008 and 1972. Kansas State is OSU's most frequent Homecoming opponent. The Wildcats have visited Stillwater 14 times for the event.


    Oklahoma State Homecoming Events and Information

    WR Isaiah Anderson Thrust Into Key Role for OSU

    When the Cowboys lost Hubert Anyiam to a season-ending injury, the Cowboys turned to backup Isaiah Anderson to fill the void. Anderson should do just fine filling in for Anyiam — just ask him.

    Maybe you know Isaiah Anderson for his long-rumored speed, an asset he surely won't deny.
    Isaiah Anderson steps into the hole created by the injury to Hubert Anyiam at the “X” receiver spot.
    Look for Michael Harrison to fill in there, too, moving at least in part from his role as backup to Justin Blackmon on the opposite side of the field.

    “They'll be kind of a two-headed monster over there and we'll try to get the most out of both of them,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Todd Monken said of Anderson and Harrison.

    Maybe you know Anderson for his pink uniform accents on game day, a nod to his mother, Loraine Anderson, a cancer survivor.

    Or maybe you don't know the Oklahoma State junior wide receiver at all – not yet – although now's as good a time as any, with his move into the starting lineup, replacing the injured Hubert Anyiam, who suffered a season-ending broken foot at Missouri. So, who is Isaiah Anderson?

    OSU receiver Isaiah Anderson ready to introduce himself

    Senior Markelle Martin Meets The Media

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Randle Joins Elite Group During Gundy Era

    STILLWATER -- Entering play Saturday, only three Oklahoma State players had scored four touchdowns in a game during the Mike Gundy era - Dez Bryant, Justin Blackmon and Kendall Hunter.

    You can now add Cowboys running back Joseph Randle to that elite list. In OSU's 45-24 win over Missouri, Randle had three rushing touchdowns as part of a 14-carry, 138-yard performance and added another score on a 13-yard catch. 


    Read the full article in the Tulsa World

    OSU America's Greatest Homecoming - Fountain

    Soldiers Celebrate OSU's 7-0 Start

    This group of soldiers posed for a photo with an OSU flag Sunday at 12:30 a.m. after OSU defeated Missouri.

    OSU Defensive Coordinator Bill Young

    NewsOn6.com - OSU Faces Baylor Sat. at 2:30 p.m.

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Mike Gundy Address Media For Baylor Game

    Click Here to Vote for Mike Gundy for National Coach of the Year

    Weeden An O'Brien Award Semifinalist, Vote Now!

    Click Here to Vote For Brandon Weeden

    Cowboy quarterback on the list of 16 remaining for nation’s top quarterback recognition.

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is one of 16 finalists for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback, it was announced today.

    A senior from Edmond, Okla., Weeden has led the Cowboys to a 7-0 start and a current No. 3 rank in the BCS Standings by completing 222-of-309 passes for 2,436 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averages 348.0 passing yards per game. With Weeden as the triggerman, Oklahoma State ranks second nationally in passing offense and scoring offense and is third nationally in total offense.

    O'Brien Award - Register and vote for our quarterback for The O'Brien National Quarterback Award

    America's Greatest Homecoming - Oklahoma State

    Lewis Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State sophomore Linebacker Shaun Lewis has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

    Lewis helped lead the Cowboys to a 45-24 victory over the Missouri Tigers in Columbia on Saturday, bringing the Cowboys’ record to 7-0 and 4-0 in Big 12 play.

    Lewis racked up nine tackles during the game and recorded two takeaways in the second half. He intercepted a deflected pass, which set up an OSU touchdown, and he recovered a fumble that stopped a Missouri drive in the red zone.

    It is the first conference player of the week award in Lewis’ career and it is the fifth time this season a Cowboy has earned a Big 12 Player of the Week Award.

    Oklahoma State - Missouri Photo Highlights


    2011 NCAA Football Missouri vs OSU at MU - Images by Ostate Photo.com

    ESPN's David Ubben Likes Oklahoma State












    Oklahoma State has assumed the role of Big 12 favorite, via its undefeated record, high-flying offense and home date against Oklahoma for the second consecutive year.

    Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 9 - No. 1 Oklahoma State (7-0, 4-0, LW: 2): The Big 12 Power Rankings have a new No. 1 for the first time this season. Oklahoma State went up to Missouri and impressively took care of business against a good team, outrunning the Tigers by 21 points. Then, the Cowboys sat back and watched their rivals suffer one of the biggest upsets in league history. Not a bad Saturday for the boys in orange.

    Gundy optimistic on Blackmon's return - Justin Blackmon sat out of most of Oklahoma State's victory Saturday over Missouri as a precautionary measure after getting "dinged" in the head.

    The wide receiver appears likely to return Saturday, though, when the No. 3 Cowboys host Baylor.

    "I expect him to be fine," coach Mike Gundy told reporters Sunday night. "They haven't done all those tests and things that they do — that takes place (Monday). But he's over here and walking around and he was normal to me."

    Blackmon had eight catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 45-24 win before having his helmet confiscated and being benched.

    "Justin got dinged in the head, and he's fine, but that young man's got too much in the future," Gundy told a sideline reporter after the game. "We were just not going to put him back in there."

    Blackmon, who won the Biletnikoff Award last year as college football's top receiver, is third in the Big 12 with 662 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 catches.

    By David Ubben - ESPN.com - Click Here for Full Big 12 Blog

    Oklahoma State to 3rd in BCS

    NEW YORK— Oklahoma State is now the Big 12's best bet to play for a national championship.

    The Cowboys moved up to third Sunday in the BCS standings, replacing rival Oklahoma as the team behind LSU and Alabama best positioned to reach the national title game. It's Oklahoma State's best showing in the BCS standings.
    Two championship contenders lost for the first time Saturday, when Oklahoma and Wisconsin went down.

    That cleared some of the traffic atop the standings and left Oklahoma State, fourth-place Boise State, fifth-place Clemson and sixth-place Stanford in a tight race.

    Full Story As Printed In The Boston Globe

    Cowboys No. 3 In BCS Rankings

    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Cowboys Ranked 3/4 In National Polls

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys are ranked No.3/4 this week in the national polls. OSU moved up in the polls after a 45-24 victory at Missouri Saturday. The Pokes remaining in the hunt for a national championship and a BCS bowl. This week OSU hosts Baylor Saturday inside Boone Pickens Stadium at 2:30 p.m.. The game will be nationally televised on ABC.

    Cowboys Continue To Roll On The Road, Beat Missouri

    How 'bout them Cowboys?!

    No, not the NFL kind from Dallas. We're talking about the Big 12 Conference kind from Stillwater, Okla.

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked sixth, ran their road winning streak to nine and ended Missouri's home winning streak at 10 with a 45-24 win at Columbia, Mo. on Saturday.

    These Cowboys are 7-0 for only the third time in school history, 4-0 in the Big 12 Conference, and on track for one of the most bedlam in all its Bedlam rivalry games with No. 3 Oklahoma. That game will be played Dec. 3.

    Oklahoma State's win over Missouri was to blueprint, right down to the Cowboys giving up a lot of yardage. Missouri had 463 yards.

    Oklahoma State extends road streak, ends Missouri's home streak

    Saturday, October 22, 2011

    OSU Beats Missouri, 45-24

    ESPN.com - Mike Gundy Wired

    Oklahoma State leaves Mizzou with 45-24 Victory

    OSU-Missouri Game Stats

    Columbia, Mo. -- Brandon Weeden threw three first-half touchdowns as No. 4 Oklahoma State continued its impressive start with a 45-24 victory over host Missouri Saturday.

    Joseph Randle added 138 yards on 14 carries and three TD for the Cowboys (7-0, 4-0 Big 12), who also started 7-0 in 2008 and 1945. With the win, Oklahoma State keeps alive what could be a winner-take-all slugfest with Oklahoma Dec. 3 for a trip to the national title game on the line.

    Missouri, which entered on a 10-game home winning streak, couldn’t slow down the vaunted Oklahoma State offense. Weeden threw for 338 yards and the Cowboys piled up 533 yards. They entered leading the conference in scoring (49.2) and total offense (551.2), ranking among the top-5 in the nation both categories

    Weeden throws for three scores, Randle runs for three as Oklahoma State rolls

    #6 Oklahoma State Remains Undefeated at 7-0

    Cowboys Have Arrived at Faurot Field

    The No.6 Oklahoma State Cowboys have arrived at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. The Cowboys were greeted by a large OSU fan base as they entered the stadium. The focus of the team has been extremely high throughout the week with the eyes of the College Football Nation on this key Big 12 matchup.

    The Cowboys were up and around early this morning for the 11 a.m. CT kick. The team had breakfast in the hotel and went through a final walk through before heading for the stadium. OSU will be wearing all white today - head-to-toe. This is the first time this season the Cowboys have wore this combination and the first time wearing all white since the Holiday Bowl in 2008.

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Remembering OSU's 2008 Upset Over Missouri

    Oklahoma State Headlines for Missouri

    Kansas City Star - Game Preview
    Tulsa World - OSU football talking points

    Columbia, Mo. (Sporting Alert) — No.6 Oklahoma State returns to the road again this weekend for a clash at Missouri, following a fighting victory over Texas Longhorns last Saturday.


    Game Information
    TV: FX (Announcers TBA)
    Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb and Robert Allen)
    Internet: okstate.com
    Satellite Radio: Sirius Ch. 91 and XM CH. 91

    Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) picked up a 38-26 victory over the No. 22 ranked Longhorns to remain undefeated this season – a performance which delighted coach Mike Gundy.

    “You always have to be encouraged when you win on the road in this league,” Gundy said during a press conference. “I mentioned to my staff after the game, that we needed to get out of Texas as fast as we could, before anyone changed their mind.

    “This is the approach that a coach must have, in my opinion. Playing on the road is difficult. I am encouraged that we are at a point where the team is mature enough to play better on the road than what we have in the past.”

    For the fourth time in five outings, the Cowboys travel for clash and they are bracing for anything against an “athletic” Missouri (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) team.

    Here is the full story about the OSU-Missouri Game

    NewsOK.com - OSU's Football Success Has Great Impact



    Mike Gundy notices it when he's eating lunch at Louie's, and Brandon Weeden notices it when he's on the Oklahoma State campus.

    Even more people are wearing orange, and they're talking about the Cowboys. That's what happens when a highly anticipated football season goes according to plan through the first half, with the 6-0 Cowboys coming in at No. 4 in the first BCS standings.

    “It's come along way,” Weeden said of the atmosphere at OSU. “It wasn't like this four or five years ago.”

    OSU's football success is a great marketing tool

    Thursday, October 20, 2011

    SI.com's 2011 Midseason Crystal Ball

    A lot can change in seven weeks. After providing their original forecasts back in August, SI.com college football analysts Stewart Mandel, Andy Staples, Holly Anderson, Austin Murphy, George Schroeder, Cory McCartney, Bill Trocchi and Mallory Rubin offer their revised predictions for the rest of the season. For more content at the midway point, check out SI.com's midseason All-America Team, midseason podcast roundtable, midseason awards, midseason reader poll and more.

    See the full report here

    Weeden Live on ESPN College Football Bus

    Brandon Weeden on ESPN

    OSU Faces Missouri Saturday at 11 a.m. on FX

    Best Pass-Catch Combo In The Country

    ESPN Inside: Why OSU Will Win The Big 12


    Big 12 Podcast from ESPN.com

    ESPN analyst Brock Huard says his preseason pick, Oklahoma State will win the Big 12, and it comes down to four reasons. You'll need ESPN Insider subscription to read the full story, but here's a look.


    1. Offensive firepower ... they rank second in the nation in scoring with 49.2 points per game, second in passing yards with 395 yards per game, second in total yardage with more than 550 yards per game, and 11th in passing efficiency rating.

    2. Winning the turnover battle Oklahoma State is plus-12 in the critically important category of turnover margin, having forced 20 takeaways, including 12 interceptions.

    3. Negative plays The Cowboys are 13th nationally with 19 sacks on the season and tied for 18th with 46 TFL. In the coming weeks, the Cowboys will face quarterbacks James Franklin, Robert Griffin III, Seth Doege and Landry Jones, all capable of taking a defense apart if allowed to get in rhythm.

    4. Defensive depth The Cowboys are currently on pace for 14 of their defenders to reach 25 tackles, and continuing to develop more tacklers and depth will be instrumental to the Cowboys' sustaining success. So, who does this Oklahoma State team compare with favorably? You might be surprised, but Oklahoma State fans will like it. Check it out.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Preview: (6) Oklahoma State (6-0) at Missouri (3-3)

    One of 10 unbeatens left in the FBS ranks, the sixth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys put their flawless record on the line this weekend, as they invade Columbia to take on the Missouri Tigers in Big 12 action.

    Mike Gundy's Cowboys have jumped out to a 6-0 start, good enough to land them in the fourth spot in the first official BCS rankings this week. The team is 3-0 in conference play and comes into this contest off a 38-26 win at Texas last weekend. It marked the eighth straight road win for OSU, the second longest active streak in the nation.

    Cowboys Face Missouri in Columbia Saturday at 11 a.m.

    OT Levy Adcock Ranks Among the Nation's Best

    After having played in high school at Claremore Sequoyah and in junior college at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Adcock signed with Oklahoma State and was redshirted in 2009. In 2010, as a starter in all 13 games at right tackle, Adcock was a unanimous selection on the Associated Press' All-Big 12 team. During OSU's Sept. 24 victory at Texas A&M, he was switched to left tackle.

    Tulsa World - Q&A with OSU's Levy Adcock

    DE Richetti Jones Talks About the OSU Defense

    Photo Spotlight from OSU's Victory over Texas


    OSU Football vs Texas 10/15/11 - Images by Ostate Photo.com

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    NewsOK.com Talks Oklahoma State Football

    USA Today: Oklahoma State Notebook

    USA Today - Oklahoma State Cowboy Notebook


    The Cowboys' defense is not going to gain a lot of respect. Simply too difficult with a hurry-up offense Brandon Weeden commands so effectively, using an All-American receiver, Justin Blackmon, as his go-to target.

    Still, it was the Oklahoma State tacklers who came up big at critical stages to boost the Cowboys past Texas, 38-26, in an Oct. 15 road game.

    Daytawion Lowe stripped the ball from Texas quarterback David Ash with under five minutes remaining to seal the outcome. And by preventing Fozzy Whittaker to score on a fourth-down pass play earlier in the quarter, the Cowboys protected a 14-point margin.

    Of the points the Longhorns scored, only 17 were against the Oklahoma State defense as the Cowboys improved to 6-0 by becoming the first school since Oklahoma in 1910-11 to beat Texas in Austin in consecutive seasons. It also was the Cowboys' eighth consecutive on the road.

    Weeden Fields Questions From The Media

    Cowboys Take On Missouri Saturday at 11 a.m.

    Oklahoma State enters this week 6-0 and ranked No. 4 in the BCS standings. The Cowboys are coming off a 38-26 victory at No. 22 Texas and carry momentum into Missouri. OSU faces the Tigers (3-3) Saturday at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised nationally on FX.

    Game Notes - Oklahoma State at Missouri

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Mike Gundy Address Media for Missouri Week

    Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden

    DE Blatnick Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

    Big 12 Def. Player of the Week
    Jamie Blatnick
    Oklahoma State
    DE, Sr, Celina, Texas

    Jamie Blatnick had a career-high nine tackles with two quarterback sacks and four tackles for loss in No. 6/7 Oklahoma State's 38-26 win over No. 22/21 Texas. He also broke up a pass. Blatnick's four TFL tied for the most by a Big 12 player this season. He has five sacks in 2011 after entering the year with eight for his career. OSU allowed 26 points against the Longhorns, but two came on a safety, seven on a kickoff return and seven more on a 15-yard drive after a turnover.


    ESPN Breaks Down Top 10 in the BCS Standings

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Oklahoma State Ranks Fourth In BCS Standings

    STILLWATER – Oklahoma State checked in at No. 4 in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season announced Sunday evening. It is the highest debut and the highest overall position that OSU has reached in the BCS standings. OSU’s previous high was sixth in the first BCS standings of the 2008 season (Oct. 20).

    “The recognition is great for our football program,” said OSU head coach Mike Gundy. “But we are only halfway through the season and things can change quickly. We have another tough road opponent this week at Missouri. That game needs to be our focus.”

    The Cowboys join LSU as the only two schools in the country with two road wins over opponents ranked in the Associated Press top 25. OSU’s victories have come in its last two road games (at No. 8 Texas A&M and at No. 22 Texas).  

    #6 Cowboy Highlights From Victory over Texas


    Cowboy Headlines Throughout The Country


    Houston Chronicle - Oklahoma State hands UT a second straight loss


    ESPN.com - Oklahoma State goes on the road to hand Texas second straight loss


    Washington Post - Oklahoma State and Texas trade kickoff return TDs to start 3rd quarter


    Associated Press - Smith runs Oklahoma State over Texas 38-26


    Austin Statesman - Oklahoma State defeats Texas 38-26


    San Antonio Express-News - Oklahoma State too much for Texas


    Tulsa World - Dave Sittler: Cowboys remain on course for BCS title-game run


    Tulsa World - Jeremy Smith shines, scoring two TDs


    OSU defense steps up as Cowboys' potent offense stumbles

    OSU Defeats Texas Back-to-Back Years


    Cowboys good, but not among elite
    By Ivan Maisel
    ESPN.com

    AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 6 Oklahoma State is straight out of reality TV, "Jersey Shore" somehow moved to the prairie. The Cowboys are not conventional. They are volatile. Their stars can go off at any moment. They dress well. (OK, maybe not "Jersey Shore.")

    But reality TV, as entertaining as it is, doesn't measure up to the best the medium has to offer. The Cowboys defeated No. 22 Texas 38-26, their second victory over a ranked Big 12 rival on the road in their last three games. But they have yet to play at the same level as the teams ranked ahead of them.

    Read the full story here

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Daytawion Lowe In Locker Room After Texas

    #6 Oklahoma State Defeats #22 Texas in Austin

    Big runs by Jeremy Smith lift No. 7 Oklahoma State by Texas

    OSU Photo Gallery at Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Twice Oklahoma State's Jeremy Smith took a handoff, hit the line of the scrimmage and braced himself to get smacked.

    Instead, there was nothing but yards of green field, the burnt orange end zone and the groans of nearly 100,000 Texas fans in front on him.
    Smith ran for 140 yards on seven carries, scoring on runs of 30 and 74 yards straight up the middle of the defense, and No. 6 Oklahoma State rode several big plays to a 38-26 over the No. 22 Longhorns win on Saturday.

    Justin Gilbert tied a school record with his fourth career kickoff return for a touchdown and the Cowboys (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) now have won two years in a row in Austin after 12 consecutive years of excruciating defeats.

    USA Today: Oklahoma State Earns Big Road Victory at Texas

    OSU Takes The Field at Texas

    #6 Oklahoma State is ready to go against #22 Texas here at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. The Cowboys are wearing the black pants, white tops and black helmets. Here are a few photos from pregame. The game is expected to bring in over 100,000 fans.

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Video: Keys to OSU at Texas

    ESPN Breaks Down Top 5 Games This Weekend

    Happy Birthday Brandon Weeden

    STILLWATER - Before Oklahoma State's football practice on Oct. 14, 2010, Cowboy safety Markelle Martin presented to Brandon Weeden two birthday gifts.

    One was a cane. The other was a box of Depend adult diapers.

    Several teammates tease OSU's senior quarterback about his age, but, Weeden says, Martin is the most persistent and the funniest.

    "Markelle heckles me all the time about it," Weeden said. "If I'm nicked up or have a little injury, he'll throw some old-man cream at me."

    What became of the adult diapers? On Friday, as Martin undoubtedly is aware, Weeden has another birthday - his 28th.

    Read more from this Tulsa World article

    Vernand Morency: The Makings of a DC Empire


    Former Oklahoma State Cowboy, MLB and NFL player Vernand Morency consults on a construction project. At first glance, one wouldn’t think that Vernand Morency would be a major power player in DC development. He is quiet, giving, and humble. He is not ostenta- tious nor is he pretentious. Yet, at the age of 27, this former Colorado Rockies and Green Bay Packers player was a partner in a syndicate group with T. Boone Pickens that developed a stadium at Oklahoma State University in excess of $250 million. Now Morency, 31, is one of the contractors who is directly involved in building City Center DC, located at the old convention center downtown, for an estimated $950 million. He is the President and CEO of Morency Enterprises, specializing in interior construction and real estate services. But there is more to Vernand Morency than meets the eye.

    Morency Takes His Talents To Construction and Real Estate

    CoachGundy.com Exclusive Interviews

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Oklahoma State vs. Kansas Highlights

    The Cowboy Way

    The tradition of Oklahoma State Cowboy Football spans several decades, and boasts one of the nation's top football powers of the 1940's, a rich bowl history that includes many of the most prestigious games in college football, ten conference championships, the 1988 Heisman Trophy, two Pro Football Hall of Famers, and a new commitment to reach even greater heights in the years to come.

    The Cowboy Way

    ESPN Primetime Preview - Oklahoma State at Texas

    Casey LaBrue Shines Against Kansas

    He is called "The Bruiser." And, for a week at least, Casey LaBrue can also call himself the team's offensive MVP.

    LaBrue, a bulked-up former walk-on, got the honor last week after stepping in for injured center Grant Garner, who had started the last 17 games in a row. The Cowboys (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) wound up matching the most points they've put up in the past 94 years in a 70-28 rout of Kansas, becoming the nation's highest-scoring team in the process.

    "I knew I couldn't come in there and miss a beat without Grant in there because he's really the heart of this offense and everything revolves around him," LaBrue said.



    Jeremy Smith Fields Questions From Media

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Indoor Practice Facility - Construction Photos

    New IPF Construction Photo Gallery - Oct. 12, 2011

    Oklahoma State has started construction on its new $16 million indoor practice facility.

    Construction of the Sherman E. Smith Training Center began on Aug. 1 and is currently underway on the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium. The facility demonstrates the commitment Oklahoma State has made to its football program.

    The training center is part of the university's grand plan for an athletics village to be funded through donations.

    Oklahoma State will have three fields outside and one inside the facility. Two of the three fields outside will be natural grass. The 92,000-square-foot facility will have garage-style doors that will allow for easy transition from field to field. A covered, 100-yard sprint track will be located on the west side of the building.

    Brandon Weeden Appears on NBC Sports

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