Time to continue our series on the best and worst moments of 2012 for each team in the Big 12. Next up: Oklahoma State.
Worst moment: Belldozer and Brennan Clay prove to be a pain
Bedlam was one of the most fun games of the year, but Blake Bell scored in the final seconds on fourth down to force overtime, and facing a three-point deficit in overtime, Brennan Clay bowled over Oklahoma State's defense for an 18-yard, game-winning touchdown that set off one of the biggest celebrations ever at Owen Field. The Pokes rushed the field to celebrate a Big 12 title against the Sooners last season, and OU gave the Pokes a little taste of that this time around, though the fans didn't storm the field. The team did, and in the process, Oklahoma State was eliminated from BCS contention and Big 12 title contention, despite leading by 14 points early and 11 points late in the third quarter. It was a great game from the standpoint of a college football fan, but a painful, painful loss for the OSU faithful.
Best moment: Oklahoma State's rout party continues
The Cowboys lost to both Big 12 title winners this season and narrowly escaped one-win KU in Lawrence, but against the teams in the middle of the standings? Oklahoma State was simply dominant. The Cowboys rolled to a 38-point win against Texas Tech, highlighted by three long touchdown catches by Isaiah Anderson in the second quarter on the way to a 35-7 lead in the eventual 59-21 rout. OSU beat TCU, Iowa State and West Virginia by at least three touchdowns, and sandwiched around a tough loss to K-State, those wins made it very easy to believe that Oklahoma State could make a run at a Big 12 title in the season's final two games.
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