Gundy savors last Chaos: okay St
Dave Wilson, ESPN Personnel WriterNov 4, 2023, 10:05 PM ET
- Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com considering that 2010. He formerly operated at The Dallas Early Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.STILLWATER, Okla.– As fans
put onto the field following Oklahoma State 27-21 win over Oklahoma in the final Bedlam game, coach Mike Gundy stood at the mouth of the tunnel at the edge of the field and took in the moment.In his 33rd
appearance of the game as either a player, assistant or head coach, the previous Cowboys quarterback wanted to do something Saturday he does not typically do. He wished to take in the moment.
“I did better than I’ve performed in the past,” Gundy said. “I actually walked off and after that strolled back over to thank the trainees and attempt to delight in some of it rather of simply removing and running off the field. I wanted to have the ability to see the Oklahoma State individuals enjoy it. I want the players to enjoy it, and so I wanted to see a bit of it.”
After 118 games, the series is dying since of conference adjustment, with Oklahoma headed to the SEC next season. Gundy stated it would be a “poor service choice” for the schools to continue, offered their conference schedules.The series has been uneven, with Oklahoma winning 91 games. In front of a sellout crowd after ticket prices skyrocketed, Ollie Gordon II ran for 137 lawns and two goals, Alan Bowman passed for 334 backyards and Rashod Owens had career highs of 10 catches for 136 yards to end up being Chaos heroes in OSU’s 20th win over the Sooners. But this one protects bragging rights for the foreseeable future. “It’s a big offer. I indicate, this is the last Chaos,”Gundy said. “All the Oklahoma State people have actually tolerated a lot of crap for 100 years. They have actually had their butt kicked a bunch. Now they’re going to walk around and state we won the last game. “Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma State athletic director Chad Weiberg presented Gundy with a ball for his 100th Big 12 win, signing up with Bob Stoops(121) and Bill Snyder (104 )as the only coaches to reach the mark.It’s something that appeared extremely not likely when the Cowboys were blown out 33-7 by South
Alabama on Sept. 16, followed by a 34-27 loss to Iowa State the next week.”Our coaching was awful, so we didn’t play very well,”Gundy stated.”I told the coaches their training was terrible and my training was dreadful.” The Cowboys have actually now won five straight and with UCF, Houston and BYU staying, are right in
the thick of the Big 12 champion race. Gundy stated he couldn’t have actually anticipated the turnaround this season.” No one could have anticipated the change that we made. No one, “he said. “If anyone in this space states that, I’m calling B.S. on
it.”Gundy said he owes a lot to the Cowboys fans, who kept filling the arena in spite of the battles. He stated today was”electric,”and he wanted the players to understand just what they achieved with the win. “I did inform the group … that the something they need to keep in mind, these are special minutes,”Gundy said.
“The one thing that they can take with them for the rest of their life is the adventure that they gave the fans. There’s been a great deal of years and a lot of history and a great deal of custom with Bedlam, and our crowd is more engaged with our team than any of the years I’ve been here. So what they did is they provided an unbelievable experience.”