November 3, 2007

Orange Country cattle drive?

In the real world, cowboys have pretty much dominated cattle, driving them from the fields to slaughter for hundreds of years.

In college football, it's been the reverse. The Texas Longhorns have dominated the Oklahoma State Cowboys, winning 19 of 21 contests over the past 91 years.

While the Horns (7-2 overall, 3-2 Big 12) typically have the stronger team in matchups against the Pokes (5-3, 3-1), this season UT isn't where they've been in recent seasons, mailing in performances and barely getting by against teams they should handle with ease. OSU, meanwhile, got out of the gates slow but have turned things on of late, posting three conference wins in four tries. In full control of their destiny in the rugged Big 12 South, the Cowboys can continue to keep that control against the Horns this afternoon at 2:30 at Boone Pickens Stadium. The game will be televised regionally by ABC, appearing in the Big 12 states as well as most of the Rocky Mountain region.

Obviously, the game is big for the Pokes. A win here would not only keep OSU tied with Oklahoma in the South, but it would break a nine-year drought against the Longhorns.

Head coach Mike Gundy praised UT this week, even with their iffy play on the field this season. The third-year leader of the Pokes called the Horns very athletic.

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