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What comes next for the Cowboys after a lopsided Bedlam loss?

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Oklahoma v Oklahoma State
November 21, 2020

11/21/2020 Oklahoma v Oklahoma State football. Photo by Joshua R. Gateley

Oklahoma State couldn't come back in Bedlam after falling behind 21-0 in less than nine minutes of game time — but the season isn’t over.

The Cowboys still have three games to play, and those three could prove to be the difference maker between a Big 12 Championship appearance or a bottom of the pack finish.

“We’ve got to get over this,” coach Mike Gundy said. “We put ourselves in a difficult situation tonight with where we are at overall, but none of that matters. The only thing we can do is try to get ourselves ready to play the best game we can next Saturday.”

OSU falls out of second place in the Big 12 standings and OU moves up into second after a 1-2 start. Now OSU has to decide how it will respond to the adversity. OSU hasn’t been a stranger to adversity this season as injuries have proved costly all season.

After the loss the only thing the Cowboys can do is move on and start next week with a fresh slate.

“Got to get back to work,” tight end Logan Carter said. “This one’s behind us. It didn’t go our way. We didn’t execute enough. We’re on to the next one.”

The next man up motto that has become the mantra of the OSU team that now must turn into the next game up and hope the dominoes fall in the right places to keep the team’s goals in place.

Until then, all the team can do is hit the practice field and prepare for Texas Tech.

“I told the team afterward, we’ve got to get back tonight, get rested and rally back,” Gundy said. “We’ll come together as a group tomorrow, grade the tape and be critical of ourselves.”

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