Category Archives: Cowboy Football

It’s Bear Season

Oklahoma State hosts Baylor Saturday night with ESPN College Gameday in town. (Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com)

Oklahoma State hosts Baylor Saturday night with ESPN College GameDay in town. (Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com)

Saturday is it.  The game of the year.  It’s time for us to show the nation what being a Cowboy is all about.  We get national coverage.  We get the best offense in the nation coming to town.  Let’s show ’em who we are.

Stillwater.  This is our town.  Art Briles thinks BPS won’t be much different from other venues Baylor has played at this season (Kansas and K-State).  Art Briles has never won in BPS.  Art Briles has never seen a SOLD OUT BPS.  This sea of orange is gonna be wavin’ all night long.

Oklahoma State.  This is our town.  This is our time.  It’s history in the making.  It’s Sanders, Pickens and Gundy.  It’s Pat Jones, Thomas, Gilbert and Moore.  It’s Weeden, Blackmon, Bryant and Lavey.  Barnett, Seales and Roland. It’s Robinson, Hargis and Chelf.  It’s me and you.  We’re a part of history.  Right here.  Right now.  It’s time to get Boone Pickens Stadium ROCKING!

Cowboy football.  This is our team.  This is America’s Brightest Orange.  This is bleeding orange.  This is living orange.  This is our community.  This is our family.  This is being loyal and true.  Ride with the Cowboys, Oklahoma State.  It’s time to go bear hunting!

#IRideWithTheCowboys

Ok State vs. UTSA Preview

We are just moments away from the kickoff between Oklahoma State and UTSA.  Here are some thoughts on what to watch for during the game:

1. Can the defense keep it up and be as stingy as they were last week?

The defense held an SEC team to only 3 points, but there is still definitely room to improve.  They gave up three 4th down conversions late in the game.  As good as they were, they can still improve to make sure they play every down late in the game and force turnover on downs rather than staying out on the field.

2. WIll J.W. Walsh keep the electricity high on offense?

Chelf wasn’t getting it done for OSU against Miss. St., but when Walsh came in, the offense sparked and tore apart an SEC defense, especially on the ground.  Walsh had 125 yards and Smith had 102.  Offense shouldn’t be a problem against UTSA and the scoreboard should light up all game long.

3. How will the fans react even if OSU doesn’t put up big points?

I’m not saying this will happen.  Against Miss. St., OSU still won by 18.  If we had won 48-30, the fans would have been fine, but people around Stillwater aren’t used to OSU only putting up 21 points.  OSU should be able to put up big numbers today and handle UTSA with ease, but what will happen if we win 28-0.  Still a 28-point victory, but it’s not what people around here are used to.  But let me tell you something, a win is a win is a win.

My prediction: OSU 48, UTSA 10. Go Pokes! Ride ’em Cowboys!

Cowboy Football Season Preview

Boone Pickens Stadium will get rowdy this season as the Cowboys fight for another Big 12 title. (Photo courtesy of ensign_beedrill/flickr)

Boone Pickens Stadium will get rowdy this season as the Cowboys fight for another Big 12 title. (Photo courtesy of ensign_beedrill/flickr)

This is already turning into an exciting year in Stillwater with the Cowboys selected to win the Big 12 for the first time in history.  This shows how much respect the Cowboys have earned over the past few seasons, especially after only gaining 8 wins last season.  So let’s take a look at what this year has in store for the Cowboys.

On the offensive side of the ball, the biggest thing to look for will be the direction new coordinator, Mike Yurcich, takes the team.  This shouldn’t be a big change, as the Cowboys will still run an up-tempo, high-energy offense looking to produce big fireworks.  As for the QB battle, Gundy appears to be going with both Chelf and Walsh, playing to each of their strengths.  I think this was the best solution and should add for some unexpected tricks throughout the season.

But, the biggest factor for the Cowboy’s success this season will be the defense.  Glenn Spencer will add a new dimension to the defense, going with a more aggressive approach compared to Bill Young’s read and react.  If the defense can step it up and bring back memories of the 44 turnover season, this will be an electric year for the Cowboys.

This year is going to be history in the making, so be sure to watch all you Cowboy fans!  This is the year we win.  This is the year we ride. Ride ’em, Cowboys.