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High Noon Highlights (12/26): What a Texas Bowl win would mean

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What the Cowboys would achieve with a win in Houston:

Tomorrow the Cowboys will face the Texas A&M Aggies in the Texas Bowl. The OSU Athletics department detailed what’s a stake with a win.

• Mark the ninth time in the past 12 seasons it has won at least nine games.

• Give OSU a 20-10 all-time record in bowl games, ranking among the top two bowl winning percentages among teams with at least 20 appearances.

• Mark the fourth straight season it has won a bowl game, its fifth bowl win in the past six seasons and its eighth bowl win in the past 10 seasons. Four straight bowl wins would mark the longest streak in school history. Only six college football teams enter the 2019 bowl season with a chance to win bowls in four straight years: Oklahoma State, Alabama, Appalachian State, Louisiana Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

• Give it 14 straight wins in non-conference games, marking the second-longest streak in OSU history and only trailing the 15-game streak from 1983-85.

• Improve it to 36-5 in its past 41 non-conference games.

• Mark its fourth straight neutral-site win, tied for the second longest streak in school history.

• Mark its fifth straight win over Texas A&M, extending its longest win streak in the series.

• Make it 11-17 all-time against Texas A&M and 2-3 vs. Texas A&M in neutral site games.

• Improve it to 34-14 in its past 48 games and 48-20 in its past 68 games. {}

That’s some impressive streaks. And that’s not even all of them. There’s a lot on the line for Gundy and his squad in Friday’s game.

New Tape Doesn’t Lie:

Adam Lunt and Michael Gift preview the Texas Bowl. This is always a great podcast to listen to. I’ll warn you it’s a bit of a long one but it’s worth it.

Rondel Walker gives back for Christmas:

Oklahoma State commit Rondel Walker gave back to those in needs on Christmas. It’s great to see this from a young kid. OSU is getting a great player and person in Walker.

How Sean Gleeson’s Grandpa helped him prepare for his job at Oklahoma State:

This is a fantastic article.

Grandson Sean was why Bill was in the stands at Penn the day that toast landed in his lap. Sean was coaching at Princeton, Penn’s opponent.

Sean’s work at Princeton caught Mike Gundy’s eye a year ago, and now, Gleeson is following in the footsteps of Dana Holgorsen, Todd Monken and Mike Yurcich. Gleeson is coaching against college football bluebloods Oklahoma and Texas and soon will go against Texas A&M, OSU’s opponent in the Texas Bowl.

It’s a far cry from Delbarton School, a Catholic prep school in New Jersey where Gleeson got his first job out of college teaching and coaching football, baseball and bowling.

But whether he was coaching high school bowling or the Cowboy offense, Gleeson has always taken the same approach.{The Oklahoman}

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