December 1, 2012

Cowboys stumble to a 41-34 loss against Baylor

Sleep walkers.

That's what the Cowboys looked like for a few hours in Waco on Saturday afternoon.

In a game that was hyped up to be one of the greatest offensive showdowns in college football history (the over/under was set at 88.5, the highest Las Vegas has ever seen), Oklahoma State flopped.

The Baylor Bears jumped on them quick, and they jumped on them early, opening up a 24-3 lead just half a minute into the second quarter.

On a Baylor defense that hasn't slowed down anyone except for Kansas State, quarterback Clint Chelf couldn't get the ball in the end zone until the 6:50 mark in the second quarter, which would be his only touchdown toss until he found David Glidden in the last minute of playing time.

Chelf finished with 30 completions on 51 attempts for 336 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

But not everyone on the Cowboy offense was flat. Joseph Randle rushed for 130 yards, while sophomore receiver reeled in 12 receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown.
On the opposite side of the ball, the defense was all but nonexistent. They had a few good plays, but most of the time they failed to be even relevant against a high-powered Baylor offense.

They held BU quarterback Nick Florence to 295 yards and a touchdown, but were roasted on the ground by allowing 320 yards and 3 touchdowns to the Bears, with the most notable contribution coming from Lache Seastrunk, who went off for 179 yards and a score.

When the final horn sounded, the Cowboys were on the bad end of a 41-34 loss, which is the first time Baylor coach Art Briles has ever beat OSU coach Mike Gundy and his Cowboys.

Oklahoma State's record dropped to 7-5, with an abysmal 5-4 conference record and a 1-4 road record this season.

The loss drops them out of the top of the Big 12 standings, and now they'll await their bowl destination. It's likely they'll either head to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona, or the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, but with a crowded conference like this season anything could happen.

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