Ryan Simmons slapped hands with Emmanuel Ogbah. Brandon Sheperd pointed at the cheering Cowboy fans. Juwan Offray hopped up on the bench and waved his hands.
Win a road game in college football these days — no matter how — and there’s reason to celebrate.
But for every happy expression Saturday after Oklahoma State’s 27-20 victory at Kansas, there were a dozen sullen ones. Glazed eyes. Pursed lips.
This, after all, was supposed to be a blowout of the downtrodden Jayhawks and an opportunity to build some momentum heading into the second half of the season. It’s a stretch that could be killer. It’s a run that most certainly will be defining.
At TCU. West Virginia. At Kansas State.
Texas. At Baylor. At Oklahoma.
“I told ‘em a little while ago, we’re about to get off the dirt road and get on the highway,” Cowboy defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said.
Now comes the tough part.
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