Oklahoma State refuses to panic

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State's been here before.

It shouldn't be too big of a surprise.

It was a smaller hole, but the Cowboys climbed out of it in the exact same way.

Oklahoma State erased a 10-point lead against Kansas State to tie the game at 24 midway through the second quarter.

Brandon Weeden had an interception returned 60 yards by Allen Chapman that injected a bit of panic into Boone Pickens Stadium.

Everywhere, it seemed, but the Oklahoma State sideline. Weeden walked back on the field and threw five consecutive completions for double-digit yardage to move the Cowboys in for a field goal.

And, yes, the defense cashed in another turnover. James Thomas picked off a pass on the second play of the next drive and took it to the 5-yard line. Weeden hit Tracy Moore for a touchdown to give the Cowboys a fifth touchdown drive of just one play in the past two games.

Back against Texas A&M in September, Oklahoma State fell behind by 17 points at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, it was in the lead. It did it with precision passing and forced turnovers.

Once again, we see the same tonight.

A mature team with lots of wins under its belt making mature plays and continuing to do what it does best.