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Oklahoma State deals Texas its worst home loss of Mack Brown era

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No. 12 Oklahoma State handed Mack Brown his worst home loss as Texas head coach on Saturday, beating the No. 24 Longhorns, 38-13, in Austin.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12, and set up a mega-matchup with No. 4 Baylor next Saturday that should give the winner the inside track to the league title. Texas saw its six-game win streak snapped as it fell to 7-3 and 6-1.

Most of the fireworks in the game took place in the first two quarters as OSU moved out to a 28-10 lead thanks to the running and passing of Clint Chelf and a timely pick-six by cornerback Justin Gilbert off Case McCoy with 18 seconds left in the half. The Cowboys led, 28-10, at the break and that turned out to be more than enough.

The two teams traded field goals in the third quarter before OSU put a bow on their win with a 21-yard pass from Chelf to Charlie Moore that came after McCoy’s second interception of the day (he would finish with three).

The Longhorns had no answer for Chelf, who threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 95 and two more scores. Texas actually outgained the Cowboys, 389-380, but McCoy’s picks and a lackluster run game prevented the Longhorns from rallying.

The tough loss will no doubt raise the heat on Brown, now in his 16th season as the Texas head man. His fate could come down to how the Longhorns play in the season finale against Baylor on Dec. 7.

As for the Cowboys, they are slowly working their way up the rankings and have a chance to make some more noise by beating Baylor next Saturday in Stillwater.

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19 Responses to “Oklahoma State deals Texas its worst home loss of Mack Brown era”
  1. tmb333 says: Nov 16, 2013 7:47 PM

    texas sucks yet someone will still vote for them as a top 25 team.

  2. Anoesis says: Nov 16, 2013 7:48 PM

    Just a week removed from seeming to have turned things around, the heater under Brown’s seat went right back to broil.

    Does this give fresh legs to the Saban-to-Austin rumors? Brown said there’d be no opening as long as he did his job. I still don’t see Saban leaving Tuscaloosa, but this may be Brown’s last season.

  3. halbert53 says: Nov 16, 2013 8:10 PM

    The last several years, the “establishment” teams in the Big 12 (UT, OK) have been down and teams like Baylor, OK ST, TCU and even TT have been doing well most recent years. And of course A&M has had two good seasons in a row. This isn’t about a single game or season but about a power shift. The longer UT holds onto Brown, the longer it is going to take UT to become a regular Top 10 team again.

  4. realfootballfan says: Nov 16, 2013 8:37 PM

    Whoever takes over that program will have it humming in short order as long as he’s the right hire. There are really no significant obstacles to Texas dominating that conference with Oklahoma being a shell of itself and those other programs simply not having the resources to even come close to competing if Texas was at optimal strength.

    Now, if you bring a buffoon in, the wait will be longer.

  5. sallust99 says: Nov 16, 2013 10:19 PM

    OU owns the conf – check the facts please

  6. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 16, 2013 10:42 PM

    Yes Bob stoops has a bunch of hardware, but they haven’t won it in 2 years.

  7. thefiesty1 says: Nov 16, 2013 10:50 PM

    Finally back in the top 25 and now they are out again after a poor showing. With two to go, Mack may be on the way out if the new AD has any cahones. I left the game after the 3rd quarter. Seen enough.

  8. halbert53 says: Nov 16, 2013 10:55 PM

    I agree. UT should be perennial Top 10, competing for NC in peak years. Brown has brought the program down considerably but a good hire can turn things around 1-2 years. But if Brown stays another 5 years, then it may take a little longer to fix.

  9. mikemiller007 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:17 PM

    Just wait until Baylor gets a hold of them.

  10. thefiesty1 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:21 PM

    Amen MikeMiller! Tech may take care of them too. Sad situation.

  11. v2the4 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:26 PM

    first of all, as a Texas fan, I tip my hat to Oklahoma State, who won their third straight game in Austin after going winless from 1944-2009. Congrats to the 69 Texans on the Cowboy roster for a great homecoming two out of three weeks, as they beat Tech two weeks ago in similar fashion.

    and just like that, it was over…the six game winning streak…the chance for winning the big 12..the chance for a BCS game…its all done now…of course, it has to play out on the field, but next weeks OSU/Baylor game is the defacto big 12 championship.

    I have no idea what the hell the Longhorns were doing today, especially on offense. I was just sick to my stomach watching the dropped passes on offense and defense(interceptions), the special teams snafus and the lack of consistency.

    It appears that Major Applewhite still has not learned how to call a game, and its no excuse with 4 and 5 star players at every position on offense, except the legacy QB, Case McCoy, and when he is put in the position to win the game with his arm, he throws interceptions, just like he did two years ago vs Baylor and he did vs TCU and Kanas St last year.

    after his second int, he should have been pulled,
    and Tyrone Swoopes should have been inserted to see what kind of player you had when you were behind, not when leading in the last few minutes of the game.

    I know there are a lot of Texas haters on this board and nationally, but I think Mac Brown is going to be given the benefit of the doubt…he will be allowed to pass Darrel Royal in career wins, just like Bob Stoops passed up Barry Switzer at OU today, but after that he is gone, and Stoops may be feeling some heat himself.

    They may have a slight chance of beating Texas Tech next week, who is reeling just like Northwestern with four straight losses, but we can forget about beating Baylor….they will beat UT by 50+ if they get a chance.

  12. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 17, 2013 12:18 AM


    I attended today’s game in Austin.

    You’re one of the honest ones who show up win or lose. Texas has the premier athletic program in the country based on facilities,revenue and recruiting.

    People do not hate Texas because of their teams. people dislike Texas fans who are fair weather fans. DKR stadium is the quietest football stadium in the country with 100,000 fans in it. Almost as if it is a tennis match or a round of golf.

    What is it with fans leaving in the third quarter? By the fourth quarter, 60% of the crowd was gone.

    V2the4, does Mack survive with a 7-5 record?

  13. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 17, 2013 1:40 AM

    Biggest Recruiting weekend of the year for the horns. The following recruits were in attendance:

    POS Name Rank
    RB Leonard Fournette 1
    CB Tony Brown 11
    S Jamal Adams 23
    DE Derick Roberson 78
    WR Armanti Foreman 121
    QB Jerrod Heard 144
    OLB Otaro Alaka 182
    CB Jermaine Roberts 197

    2015 CB Kendall Sheffield 19
    2015 ATH J.W. Ketchum 149
    2015 OLB Cameron Townsend 187
    2015 OG Aaron Garza 202
    2015 WR Kemah Siverand 206
    2015 DT Bryce English 236
    2015 OT Connor Lanfear 291

    All of these guys watched the fans leave with 2:00 left in the 3rd quarter.

    And the Big12 as a whole, has managed to officially not be able to fill it’s seven bowl obligations. Iowa State, Kansas, West Virginia, and TCU are all disqualified from bowl participation. And since there are only 10 teams in the Big12, they have both a math and a bowl problem.

  14. pinchegringo12 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:00 AM

    And swoopes (oops) is not the answer….QB with OL speed spells doom for zone read…hate to say, but whomever is coach, they have 2-3 yrs min to turn this around.

  15. jdillydawg says: Nov 17, 2013 4:34 AM

    The thing that gets me about Texas fans is their sense of entitlement. Every post I read is, “All we have to do is fire Brown, we’ll pay whatever it takes, $10million or more if we need to, and we’ll bring in the best, and then we’ll be … what? Alabama?”

    I don’t get it. USC fans are the same way. All the money in the world doesn’t guarantee you’ll buy the right guy. And sometimes, the right guy is the wrong guy. There’s a good chance Saban could get to Austin, look around and say, “You know what? You guys have too many cooks in the kitchen. I don’t operate like this.”

    And bam! He’s gone.

  16. wakiash says: Nov 17, 2013 10:41 AM

    In reply to sallust99 comment- “OU owns the conf – check the facts please”

    Past tense would be better-as in the 70’s under the criminal Switzer or better yet, Bud Wilkinson and the 50″s. Both programs were wonderfully dominant in their respective leagues, but the past is just that-THE PAST! OU has not dominated in football, only women’s basketball.

  17. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 17, 2013 1:19 PM

    Mack Brown has won two conference championships in 18 years. It’s not like their sense of entitlement is based upon fact.

  18. scbaby2013 says: Nov 17, 2013 6:07 PM

    USC fans don’t have a sense of entitlement…they just hate being screwed by Paul dee, may he rest in hell, NCAA, and unfair sanctions…now if u were talking about the gamecocks that’s a different story

  19. sallust99 says: Nov 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    Uh OU won the conference in 2000, 2002, 2003 (played and lost to KSU), 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 (tied with KSU).

    So yes – OU owns the conference.

    Facts seem to allude may here.

    Past tense – how else to you judge who owns what?

    More National Titles, More Conference Titles, More Bowl Victories, More All Americans, and More Heisman Trophy winners than ANYONE in the CONFERENCE – THUS WE OWN IT!

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