The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1) took command of the Big 12 and avowed their BCS bowl-worthiness with a stunning 49-17 blowout of No. 4 Baylor. The win, in front of the first sellout in Boone Pickens Stadium history, earned the Cowboys the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Nov. 23.
The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Eddie George.
OSU crushed Baylor's 13-game win streak behind Clint Chelf, who passed for a career-high 370 yards and accounted for four touchdowns. His previous career high came against Baylor last season. Chelf also had a 48-yard reception on a throw-back pass and finished with 438 of OSU's 594 yards of total offense.
The Cowboys' defense kept the high-flying Bears grounded. Baylor entered averaging 61.2 points and 685 yards per game, but was held in check most of the way. OSU forced three Baylor fumbles and had two fourth-down stops in the second half, but of which led to Cowboy touchdowns.
OSU is now 9-3 in its last 12 games against ranked opponents, and has won 10 or more games in three of the last four seasons. It had only three 10-win seasons in 102 seasons prior to head coach Mike Gundy's arrival in 2005. OSU can win the Big 12 title with a win over Oklahoma in two weeks. Baylor has not won in its last 11 games in Stillwater dating back to 1939."I'm convinced that our crowd and the sound affected some of the calls they were trying to make when the clock runs down with five or six seconds left because that's how they've done it all year," Gundy said after the game. "I can't say enough about our team. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I'm very proud of what our team accomplished tonight."