Defense disappears as Oklahoma State falls to Houston
Turns out the Oklahoma State Cowboys are, as
Against Houston, the Cowboys re-entered the realm of the shootout, the place so many Big 12 teams call home. But Houston lives there too. Cougar QB
Oklahoma State coach
The offense came to life in the second half, and the Cowboys reached the middle of the fourth quarter up 35-31. Maybe that's when the SI cover curse kicked in (few survive one cover, let alone two in a month...). Faced with a fourth-and-goal, Houston could have kicked the field goal, but after scoring with ease all day, the Cougars decided to go for it on fourth down. With great protection and endless time to throw, Keenum scrambled before finally slinging the ball into the end zone, where the Cowboys'
It came to rest in Houston RB
That's not the worst of it. When they weren't bowing their heads into their hands and covering their eyes, Cowboys fans saw star receiver
This was no way to follow up arguably the biggest win in program history. This was certainly no way to carve a path to a Big 12 title and a BCS Championship Game berth. Houston isn't an easy opponent. The Cougars were one of just five FBC schools to average more yards from scrimmage than the explosive Cowboys in 2008. But elite teams win these games. This was no way to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Cowboys are a team to beat.