An interesting question was posed yesterday by Mr. AUKing. Is this weekend the biggest road game in Oklahoma State Football history?
Wow, great question. Mizzou was big but didn't carry the same ramifications. Any huge road games in the 80s when we were ranked so high?
In 1988, we finished the year 10-2 and played road games at Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas State, Iowa State and Texas Tech in Tokyo! We lost at Nebraska early in the year when we were 4-0 so I bet that was a pretty big game that eliminated us from any NC talk. Comparable to this game at A&M?
Is this the biggest road game in the history of OSU or are we all as Sam puts it .. "fucking lunatics"?
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Texas in 2008 was pretty big.
After further thought, there is no question. This is the biggest road game, and potentially the biggest game period in the history of OSU football. Bedlam last year is on par, but a lot was already settled then. I think this is bigger since there is more currently at stake.
I think last year's Bedlam game was bigger because our first Big 12 title and BCS bowl was on the line. But this one will be the biggest road game in my opinion.
You are both fucking lunatics. There have been other road games that were as hyped going into them that aren't so huge in hindsight because we lost or the season wasn't huge. Every nebraska and ou road game in the late 80's was huge, Texas in 2008 was huge (I think we were ranked like #12 and they were #1, and we were both undefeated), mizzou was huge, there had to be a big one in 97, etc.
The added angle of this being the end of the series with A&M adds some intrigue, but I have a hard time with assigning it biggest game ever status until we see how the season shakes out.
In summary, eat a big bag of shit.... all of you.
I'd like to know about some other road games in the 80's because I'm not sure if we were as highly rated going on the road. Perhaps in 84?
I think this game is bigger than the Texas game in 08 because of the expectations for this team as opposed to that one. This is a much more hyped year than that one was. Also, had the TU game not gone so late, our game would have been chosen for Gameday. Throw in the whole "A&M to the SEC" aspect and there you go.
In 1984 we finished 10-2 and played at Nebraska (L 17-3) and OU (L 24-14) We were 4-0 going in to Lincoln but I bet there wasn't one person that gave us a shot. OU was the last game of the year and was probably pretty hyped. We were also "good" in 1987 (10-2) but didn't really play any big road games outside of OU, which we again lost.
I think I just get tired of every season having a "this is the biggest X game in OSU history" things. The 2009 Georgia game was thought to be the biggest opener, and maybe the biggest non-conf game in OSU history. Then Georgia and OSU ended up not being as good as advertised that season, so now it is just thought of as another game.
It seems small-time and new-money to keep assigning the "biggest game ever" label to one or two games every year. Every game has meaning and every season there are 2-5 games that have even more meaning. And even if there were to be a "biggest game ever", I am not assigning that title to a game against those fucking overrated, sheep/dog fucking, fake army, chanting, whooping, small penis-ed bunch of gays from College Station.
I agree that at the end of the season this game may have meant not as much as I or others think but in terms of going into the game, I think this one has the expectations that make it potentially the biggest road game in modern football history.
It's 2 top ten teams. When is the last time OSU played a top 10 team while they were a top 10 team? There, you'll find your answer. This is all new territory for State. Sure, every game at OU or Nebraska was "huge" but we rarely had the talent to compete. UGA was a big game, but not as big as this one, even before we knew that both teams sucked. @ Texas was huge but they were perceived to be better. Our game Sat. Is huge because the perception is that it's two evenly matched teams who are stacked and the winner will face OU for a shot at the gold.
I will bet you 3 blowjobs that in 2 years you don't remember it as any bigger than the texas or mizzou games
Just seems that we are actually close to legitimately competing for a title. Everytime, except back in the 40's when we have gone head to head with OU when both teams were good, we've lost. If we can get past the sheep fuckers, I'll have faith that we can finally beat those cheating cocksucking assholes down in norman. And yes, I want them undefeated for bedlam. Want us the same way.