On Wednesday, our
friends cohorts over at Our Daily Bears retweeted this tweet:
Just in case you're keeping count. Total wins over last 5 years: Baylor -- 47 TCU -- 47 Texas A&M -- 44 Texas -- 36— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) April 8, 2015
So that got us thinking, where does Oklahoma State stand compared to the hottest team in the Big 12 from the past couple of years? Summing up OSU's wins since 2010, you get:
Point, good guys!
But surely they can claim they run Texas, right? Wellllllllllllll, not exactly. Everyone is aware that Oklahoma State is using Texas as a major pipeline on the recruiting trail so they might be able to get in the running for who runs Texas. So the criteria was set in a simple and fair way...how has each team fared against teams from Texas over the last 5 years. So lets take a look.
|School||Record Against |
Schools in Texas
|Win %||Record Against |
Power 5 Schools in Texas
At first glance it appears that Texas A&M appears to have this one but then you realize that they haven't played a power five school from Texas since 2011. So does beating up Non-P5 and FCS schools make you the best in Texas? Absolutely not. Sorry Ags, but give Tech, Baylor, TCU, or Texas (for the love of all that is good and holy, end this eternal contest about who misses each other the least) a call for some non-conference games and you might have a case, but until then, keep beating your chest about recruiting and keep calling yourself an SEC power.
As for the rest of the field, it appears that Oklahoma State uses minimal filler teams (20 games against Texas teams, next highest is BU/UT/TT at 15) and has the highest win percentage against Texas teams. So it appears Oklahoma State has the State of Texas' number.
Oklahoma State: stealing recruits, conquering your state, one game at a time.
#WRYS (We Run Your State)