Did TCU Figure Out How to Stop Oklahoma State?
#okstate football: Did TCU crack the code against the Oklahoma State offense? https://t.co/215SuwImas via @mark_cooperjr pic.twitter.com/w2qpBiUdyQ— OSU Sports Extra (@OSUSportsExtra) September 26, 2017
Through the first three weeks of the season, Oklahoma State’s offense looked like the best in the nation. With so many weapons on the field, it was a wonder who could stop this offense. Mason Rudolph & Co. have left opposing coaches baffled, with them admitting they did not know how to stop the wide receiving corps.
Only a week after it appeared as if Oklahoma State would be able to score at will on anyone, TCU coach Gary Patterson had some answers. He played his safeties back to prevent Mason Rudolph from taking the lid off the defense and trusted the Horned Frogs’ defensive line to be sound against the run.
So far, it seems like teams have only been able to stop one aspect of the Cowboy offense, either run or pass. But it seems like TCU cracked the code (at least for this week) being able to stop both to a certain extent. We’ll see if Oklahoma State can make adjustments now that the book is out on how to slow them down.
There is Still A Lot of Football Left
Reasons to believe for Cowboys, fans. #okstate https://t.co/QrxlgaQGRS— John Helsley (@jjhelsley) September 25, 2017
John Helsley of The Oklahoman wrote an article giving Oklahoma State fans a reason for hope. While many Cowboys fans went to the “doomsday” scenario assuming that now the season is over. This has not been the case in the past.
Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech in 2014 and went on to win the College Football Playoff
Oklahoma lost to a terrible Texas team in 2015 and still made the playoff, Michigan State also lost to Nebraska that same season and still went to the playoff.
Last season’s National Champions, the Clemson Tigers, lost to Pittsburgh AT HOME last season. Their season still ended pretty well.
Here’s the bottom line, the season is not over by an stretch of the imagination. However, the margin for error is very, very small.
“It's really a minor hiccup in the grand scheme of things,” he [Mason Rudolph] said. “I think this team's got so much potential and a lot of leadership on both sides. It's going to be something we look back and say, ‘Hey, it was an adversity deal and it helped build us and make us stronger.'”
A Birthday Fit for a Cowboy
When you love @CowboyFB and @CoachGundy and @GeorgeStrait ..... thats the kind of birthday party you have. #OkState #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/81A0hhnWt2— Blayze Fallis (@Blayze_Fallis) September 26, 2017
This is just awesome. Blayze is from Season 2 of the show Little Big Shots, and he loves Oklahoma State sports. If you look closely in the picture, the image on his cake is the picture of Mike Gundy holding him when they met earlier this year. What a cool moment for Blayze!