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OSU Only Program to Win Five-Straight in Austin



The Cowboys reverted back to their cardiac-stressing ways with an overtime finish in Austin. The offense looked sluggish and uninspired but the defense played its best game Mike Gundy can remember and held the Longhorns to just 10 points in the win.

But a win is a win and it was the fifth-straight for Oklahoma State in Austin. No school has ever done that and neither has any other head coach.

Notre Dame got four-straight in Austin, spanning from 1913 to 1996, and that doesn’t include a Texas win on a faux-neutral site in Dallas in 1970, where the teams played three-straight games. Oklahoma State has won these five-straight road matchups as a conference opponent in the same decade.

In fairness, Oklahoma, the Longhorns’ Red-River partner, hasn’t played in Austin since 1923 but has beaten Texas five-straight times twice and had a six-game streak in the 1950s.

Mike Gundy was asked about the streak and if a younger version of the OSU coach would have bought drinks for media members at the prospect of such an accomplishment.

“I’ll buy drinks for everybody in here right now,” Gundy said. “Got no problem with that. I just told Holder I needed a raise. That will be good for our relationship, won’t it? And you know what he said? “You get one!” You’ve got to pin him down on it, because he won’t remember that. I’d buy drinks for everybody in here, too!”

Here’s a look at those last five.

Year Score
2017 13-10
2015 30-27
2013 38-13
2011 38-26
2010 33-16

The Cowboys have won those five road games by an average of 14.6 points but the last two trips have been decided by just six total points. In 2015, Rudolph had an uglier game with one TD and two interceptions. It took both game-tying and game-winning field goals from Ben Grogan, with a Michael Dickson snafu in-between for the Cowboys to get that win.

As pointed out by the Tulsa World‘s Bill Haisten, Texas hasn’t completed a touchdown pass in Austin on the Cowboys since 2008, the last time it beat OSU at home. That was by Colt McCoy, the last “franchise” QB the Horns have had.

Oklahoma State is now 8-24 all-time against Texas and Mike Gundy moves to 6-7. Strangely enough, before last year’s game in Stillwater, the road team had won the previous seven games in the series.

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