Oklahoma State made easy work of TCU on the road earlier today to move to 9-2 on the year and 7-1 in Big 12 conference play. It was the Cowboys’ seventh consecutive victory and should earn them a spot in the College Football Playoff Top 10. Even with a season finale at No. 9 Oklahoma looming, there’s no realistic way Mike Gundy’s team could end up in the four-team playoff.
That won’t stop the Mulleted One from politicking while playing fast and loose with the facts.
As you’ll recall, Central Michigan beat Oklahoma State on a Hail Mary lateral play after an erroneous untimed down was awarded. The ten officials working that game were suspended.
It was a totally unjust loss but a loss nonetheless, no matter how hard the university’s publications pushed for justice. For Gundy to repeatedly assert that the Cowboys have won 10 games is borderline pathetic and unbecoming for a grown man north of 40.
Denying the truth doesn’t make it go away. And if he thinks the committee is going to magically alter Oklahoma State’s record when making its decision, he’s living in a dream world. More than that, though, he’s sending the completely wrong message to his players and fans of the program. Persevering in the face of adversity is a challenge to accept, not avoid by writing revisionist history.
Maybe we truly live in a post-fact world. But Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy should carry their 9-2 record with dignity, not spend energy trying to sneak a 10-1 into the public’s consciousness.
A retroactive nonconference victory over a MAC team is nothing to lose one’s dignity over.