Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Oklahoma State In Washington Post

STILLWATER, Okla. — Mike Gundy is leading No. 3 Oklahoma State into uncharted territory.

The Cowboys are off to an 8-0 start for only the second time in the program’s history and seem to be in the driver’s seat for a shot at the BCS championship if they’re able to win their final four games.

It’ll take some record-breaking performances to get there.
Oklahoma State (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) has never won more than nine straight games in a season and a win Saturday night against No. 17 Kansas State (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) would give the program its second-longest winning streak ever.

Gundy led the Cowboys to a 7-0 start in 2008 and a 6-0 start last season before losing, but it’s getting to the point that anything less than a 12-0 regular season this year will be a disappointment.

“It’s more difficult each week. I think anybody that says that it’s not is probably just giving you some kind of a coach’s line,” Gundy said Monday. “It’s only human nature as you progress through and you see where you’re at.

“There’s more attention drawn to your team, there’s more attention drawn to players individually and national awards for individual players that are out there. My honest opinion is that if anybody says that there’s not more pressure put on them as a season progresses, I’d like to know how they avoid it.”

The Cowboys are starting to get all sorts of individual attention.

At 8-0, No. 3 Oklahoma State approaching best start in program’s history

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