WATCH: Lessons from OSU’s Big 12 title-game loss to the Longhorns

WATCH: Lessons from OSU’s Big 12 title-game loss to the Longhorns

Two on OSU: This Big 12 Championship Game recap won't be all misery. Let's talk about the larger takeaways from a surprisingly solid season.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Dec 6, 2023, 7:00am CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Dec 6, 2023, 7:00am CST

A win against Texas in the Big 12 Championship would have propelled Oklahoma State to lofty heights. A New Year’s Six bowl against Georgia, or some other mighty foe, may have been in OSU’s future,

Yeah, it’s probably right that OSU has settled in to playing Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl. 

The Cowboys were blown out in Arlington, losing 49-21, showing they didn’t have the firepower to hang with one of the best, most athletic teams in the nation. Coach Mike Gundy didn’t offer the explanation of being outcoached, as he’d shared after big losses against South Alabama and UCF.

The Cowboys may have been outcoached, but Ben Hutchens and I think that, for the first time this season, the real problem was that OSU was outclassed.

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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