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The Rundown: What Mike Gundy Said After OSU’s 37-33 Bedlam Win

Gundy talked special teams, Spencer Sanders and more.



STILLWATER — No. 7 Oklahoma State got the Bedlam monkey off its back in a big way Saturday inside Boone Pickens Stadium, handing No. 10 Oklahoma a 37-33 defeat and in the process eliminating its rival from Big 12 contention.

“That was a heck of a game,” said Mike Gundy.

Yes, yes it was.

There was a special teams score, interceptions, a safety, lead changes and one heckuva comeback from the Pokes, who moved to 11-1 ahead of the Big 12 championship next week against Baylor and keep their college football playoff hopes intact.

Here’s what Mike Gundy had to say after the win.

  • “[OU] played a heck of a game. Really good team. Great coach. Had a really good plan. . .Our coaches did a really good job this week with our concepts.”
  • “Spencer was really good at avoiding the rush and making plays. He threw an interception and threw a tipped interception, but overall his decision making, his ability to keep his composure and find his way around the pass rush and make plays was really good. He played really good in this game.”
  • “Game of a bunch of emotional swings with the special teams plays, kick return touchdown, couple really good returns, dropped punts. . . both teams gave each other a touchdown then we gave up a safety with it. I told them it was a culture win to be behind [and win]. Their body language was good, attitude was good. They learned to play the next play.”
  • “The environment and atmosphere, this has turned into a big time college football town. Being on campus for walk throughs this morning, then driving back on campus for pregame, the walk. This is a big time atmosphere now. We had the pom poms — you know I’m a big pom pom guy. The crowd was fantastic. Had a few beer bottles that came out that I’m a little concerned with. I want us to be better than that.”
  • “OU on most occasions are really good first 18-25 plays. They’re really good at scheming. They are good at that. They got us. They got us the first quarter and a half. Then we rallied. We probably played the best game we’ve played against a really good opponent in the first half all year. Luckily we played really good on offense [in the first half].”
  • “They play hard [Malcolm and Devin]. I really enjoyed that game. It got a little tight, but other than that it was a fun game to watch. Those guys have been fantastic all year. For Devin, it’s special, he’s been behind Amen and now it’s his year. Not said a word. Has grown into his own. Couldn’t be any more proud of him.”
  • Gundy says OSU’s staff noticed that OU’s kicker has not been kicking it through the end zone and they “felt like they could get returns.” Played a part in helping spring Brennan Presley for the 100-yard kickoff return TD.
  • Gundy says the postgame celebration kinda scares him a little bit. Adds that he doesn’t like being in elevators for that reason. Also doesn’t like being cold, so the gatorade bath he’s not a huge fan of. “I want them to have their fun. That’s not me.”
  • “We have to go back to work tomorrow at 4. Baylor is going back to work tomorrow. I told them I wish you had a week to enjoy this, we don’t have a week to enjoy this.”
  • On if this is the last Bedlam in Stillwater: “I’m guessing there is a good chance of that. This is a special group. This team has improved more each week than any team I’ve been around in 31 years. They’ve done it different ways. I wanted them to be able to enjoy it. They’ve put a lot into this. They practice hard, they’re fun to coach. I’m having more fun this year than I’ve had because it’s fun to coach them. They like to practice, they like to compete.”
  • On Dez: “He’s a 100 percent loyal Cowboy. He’s a special guy.” Said a lot of former players were back on campus for the game.

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