Oklahoma State Could Have November Advantage Because of Close Games

first_imgIt sounds like I’m trying to justify Oklahoma State’s existence as an undefeated team … and maybe I am. But Oklahoma State is 30-6 at home since 2010 and now has three of four in Boone’s house with the College Football Playoff on the line.On Saturday @CowboyFB in a November matchup of unbeatens for the 1st time ever. The 2nd time ever could happen 2 weeks later. #okstate— Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) November 2, 2015AdChoices广告So those games against Kansas State and West Virginia and Texas that could have been losses (easily) — maybe instead they’ll serve as a reminder that Oklahoma State knows how to get it done late in conference play.“We’re very good in the second half of games,” Emmanuel Ogbah told the Oklahoman recently.  “We’ve had so many games like this, there was never any panic on the sideline,” added Austin Hays about the win over Texas Tech on Saturday.The General agreed.“After each one of these games, I just don’t think it’s possible, but we just keep doing it,” J.W. Walsh said. “It’s just unbelievable for our team to fight the way we fight. We just come together and play the way we play.”Raymond Taylor also agrees.“I love the fact that I’m with a team that won’t give up,” Taylor said. “(We) just keep going through, keep being confident and playing to win the game.”I think OSU is starting to believe that it is one of the 10 best teams in the country. That matters. But so does the iciness that comes with needing to beat three ranked teams late in a tense conference season.Baylor has had zero close games. OU has had zero close conference games. TCU has had a couple of close ones, but only one in which they needed a last-minute score for the win. OSU has had a host of them.Maybe that matters in November, maybe it doesn’t.But when the chips are down in college football’s greatest month, this team knows it can win close games no matter the opponent. The first two months have proven there’s no situation in which this squad will panic and change what it does. There’s no wayward play that can’t be solved by Glenn Spencer and Co. at halftime.This team sure sounds like it’s starting to kick destiny’s tires and maybe take her for a test drive or two.Man, it’s going to be some month, isn’t it? While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more