In its biggest game yet this season,
Oklahoma State got into the kind of shootout that had proven to be
a path to victory before.
Only this time, Nebraska was up to the challenge.
Eventually, the Cowboys' high-powered offense stopped producing
and the defense never could stand its ground in a 51-41 loss to the
Cornhuskers on Saturday. Oklahoma State fell three spots to No. 20
in The Associated Press poll after its first defeat of the season.
Coach Mike Gundy says it's during these difficult times that
he'll truly find out what his team is made of. The Cowboys (6-1,
2-1 Big 12) are still in the thick of the South division race
heading into Saturday's game at Kansas State, where they have lost
six straight times.