However, after an opening season lost to the defendinf national champions fans of the Oklahoma State Cowboys probbaly think their team deserves to be in the conversation.
Instead they found themselves in a 17-0 hole to the national champs half way through the second quarter--not good. However, what was good was what happened next.
The team appeared to regroup. The defense stiffened up and forced a turnover that led to points and got the offense on track. At the half the deficit was down to seven and a few minutes in to the second half it was down to three.
Not bad, right?
The defense did a good job, and if it wasn't for a couple of big plays by Jameis Winston the final score could have been different. Walsh had some heroics himself (two rushing touchdowns in the fourth), but they were not enough.
But were they enough to make the Cowboys a legit contender in the Big 12? Not yet. The defense did a good job against a pretty potent offense, but it still gave up 370 yards passing. Offensively the team needs a running back to emerge. Walsh is an effective runner, but he should not be the leading rusher.
Right now they are no quite a contender, but they should certainly make the rest of the Big 12 nervous.