Oklahoma State 38 – Texas 35 Notes & Quotes | Coaches Explain Altercation

Oklahoma State’s upset of #6 Texas was overshadowed a bit on Saturday night by a heated exchange between the two head coaches. Let’s set the scene here in case you missed it. With the game in hand, the Cowboys took a knee from victory formation but Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager came crashing in and was ultimately thrown to the ground by OSU receiver Tyron Johnson. That’s when things got a little crazy!

After the game Mike Gundy said that the reason he came out on the field was to try and prevent a brawl.¬†‚ÄúI was trying to get my guys back, and he (Herman) thought I was trying to get in it, Gundy said.”

Tom Herman, who ended up looking very much the part of a poor sport, seemed to take Gundy’s reasoning at face value and that the two coaches were just fine now.

“I thought Mike had come out and was having words with one of our players,” Herman said. “I took exception to that. When I shook his hand at the end he said ‘Hey I was just trying to make sure we were smart and no fight ensued.’ I believe him, we smiled. We go way back, and I have no issues. He told me what he was trying to do. I saw it differently at first, and I was going to go defend my player.”

Player Quotes

“I was just going and I saw him look for the ball and was thinking “oh man, he see’s this.” I knew I just needed to do what we work on in practice. I made sure I timed my jump right, and he mistimed it, and I guess I got the timing right and came down with it.” –¬†Receiver¬†Tylan¬†Wallace on his fourth down touchdown catch

“You have to give credit to the offensive line, because that’s where it all starts. They played a hell of a game today. Unbelievable job tonight. Tylan (Wallace) had some unbelievable catches, the line did a great job blocking, Justice and all those running backs did a great job as well.” – Quarterback¬†Taylor Cornelius on the success of the offense

“Everybody fed off each other’s energy. Somebody would make a play and that picked up another guy. Everyone was just having a lot of fun out there.” –¬†Linebacker Justin Phillips on the key for the defense

Game Notes

  • Saturday night’s win was OSU’s fourth straight in games vs. opponents ranked in the top 25 of the A.P. poll.
  • It marked Mike Gundy’s seventh career win over an AP top-10 opponent and the 18th in OSU history.
  • It also marked OSU’s highest-ranked opponent defeated since they beat No. 5 TCU in 2015.
  • It was Oklahoma State’s seventh win in the last nine games against Texas.
  • It was the Cowboys fourth straight win over Texas, extending their longest win streak in the series.
  • The win improved Mike Gundy’s career record vs. Texas to 7-7 and his¬†record in Big 12 games to 71-45.
  • OSU is 16-3 in its last 18 games decided by less than 10 points.
  • The Cowboys have won 20 of the last 21 games when leading at halftime, dating to Sept. 17, 2016.
  • Dating back to 2005, OSU has won 35 of their last 37 games when not committing a turnover.
  • Taylor¬†Cornelius finished the game with 321 yards to mark his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season. It was the fourth-highest passing total ever by an OSU quarterback against Texas.
  • Tylan Wallace¬†finished with 222 receiving yards to mark the eighth-best single game total by a Cowboy in history.
  • In the first quarter alone, OSU had 260 yards of total offense, including 134 yards through the air on 9-of-12 passing with two touchdowns and 126 rushing yards on 15 carries. It was the second-most yards allowed in a quarter by Texas in the past 15 seasons.
  • OSU has had at least one 100-yard receiver in 10 of its last 13 games.

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