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High Noon Highlights (11/2): Cowboys are going to have to adjust expectations

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Expectations are going to have to be adjusted for Cowboy football:

The Tulsa World’s Guerin Emig writes about what’s next Cowboys after Saturday’s loss to Texas. While they still have an opportunity, some adjustments need to be made according to the columnist.

If the Oklahoma State Cowboys wind up ringless after this season of great expectations and championship aspirations made public since the beginning of the year, this is the game they’re all going to blame.

The one where Sam Ehlinger and Joseph Ossai made two big overtime plays to win it for Texas, but only after OSU did so much to lose it.

“To lose like that, it’s tough,” receiver Tylan Wallace said after the 41-34 outcome

It’s excruciating. {Tulsa World}

I think this is a good depiction of the situation. This season is by no means over for the Cowboys. But they’re going to have to be real with themselves. The opportunity is there for this to still be a team that we remember for years to come.

Halloween fun on the PGA tour:

Rickie Fowler was the victim of a Halloween prank from fellow PGA Tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau decided to dress as the former OSU golfer.

Rickie was a great sport about it commenting that he thought it was a fantastic costume but the mustache definitely needed some work.

The Cowboys defense is championship level, but other side of the ball needs work:

Berry Tramel didn’t hold back in his latest column. While he thinks that defense is playing like this team can get to Arlington, the offense is going to have to fill their end of the bargin if that’s going to happen.

“I thought our guys fought hard against a tough opponent,” said State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles. “You’re never going to be perfect, but we play to be damn near perfect. Could have been better, but I thought they played hard. There are no moral victories. We lost. We gotta do better.”

Uh, OK. But it’s every other element of the team that needs to do better for the Cowboys to make it to Arlington and play for the Big 12 title.

Roughing the punter on a fourth-and-22 midway through the fourth quarter, leading 31-26? Are you kidding me? Giving Texas life with D’Shawn Jamison’s kickoff return, when the ‘Horns were down 31-20? Four, count ‘em, four turnovers. Three fumbles and an interception. {Oklahoman}

The turnovers have got to stop if this team is going to live up to the potential that it has. Like, work on ball security for literally a whole practice if that’s what it takes. giving the ball away is what cost them this game. And I’m not interested in how they happened because you can blame practically whatever you want. Just get it fixed.

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K State abandons identity in game against West Virginia and it costs them

Legendary OU basketball coach passes away

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