November 07, 2015

Oklahoma State Takes College Football Belt From TCU: After 371 days, the College Football Belt has changed hands. Oklahoma State defeated TCU 49-29 Saturday night, ending the Horned Frogs' title reign after 14 consecutive victories. Both teams were undefeated leading into their sport's real championship game, which has been decided on the field since 1972. The Cowboys have twice been the Belt holder, for two games in 2008 and one in 2013. They visit Iowa State next week, then play at home against Baylor and Oklahoma. TCU's 14-game run was the longest for a champion since Miami's 32 straight from 2000 to 2003.

posted by rcade to football at 08:29 PM - 6 comments

OSU did look sharp last night on both sides of the ball. I wasn't expecting TCU to be that disorganized defensively.

Mike Gundy must have a tough job. Under the constant gaze of Boone Pickens, sometimes in hot water for one thing or another, sometimes having great success, hardly ever mentioned as a candidate for other jobs that open up. Stuck in Stillwater, subject to high expectations at his alma mater. I can think of a few other uber boosters I'd rather work for.

Lucky will be the man who occupies the coaching chair that rcade will one day endow in Denton. There will be humor, forgiveness, perspective, understanding...and bowl eligibility.

posted by beaverboard at 10:12 AM on November 08

My family are staunch Okie State fans (both of my folks went there as did one of my grandfathers) so my phone was blowing up all evening. That's one of the best all-around games I've seen them play in a long time. When your biggest beef is "they don't really seem to be able to control the ball well enough to run out the clock", things are probably okay.

That said, I'm probably not alone in thinking about 2011 going into Ames next weekend.

Mike Gundy must have a tough job. Under the constant gaze of Boone Pickens, sometimes in hot water for one thing or another, sometimes having great success, hardly ever mentioned as a candidate for other jobs that open up. Stuck in Stillwater, subject to high expectations at his alma mater. I can think of a few other uber boosters I'd rather work for.

I know what you mean, but every time there's a bigger opening (most recently at USC) the local media throws a tizzy about Gundy being poached and every time he quashes it immediately. That's not to say he wouldn't leave for the right opportunity, but he seems genuinely happy in Stillwater (which, let's face it, takes a certain kind of person).

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:08 AM on November 08

That Ole Miss/Arkansans game was all kinds of crazy at the end...

posted by grum@work at 11:49 AM on November 08

Both teams were undefeated leading into their sport's real championship game, which has been decided on the field since 1972.

There's an older version (the College Football Heavyweight Championship) that disappeared a few years ago that traced it all the way to Rutgers-Princeton in 1869, and it synched up with Nebraska in 1972, so the CFB/CFHWC has always been decided on the field.

TCU's 14-game run was the longest for a champion since Miami's 32 straight from 2000 to 2003.

"Vacating" the belt halfway through USC's 24-game reign is BS.

posted by Etrigan at 09:43 PM on November 08

Lucky will be the man who occupies the coaching chair that rcade will one day endow in Denton. There will be humor, forgiveness, perspective, understanding ... and bowl eligibility.

My chair will be well-endowed. If we don't reach one of the six bowl games with CUSA ties every 5-7 seasons there will be heck to pay.

posted by rcade at 09:57 AM on November 10

My chair will be well-endowed.

Make it tough to sit it, won't it?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:11 PM on November 10

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