Oklahoma State seeks rebound from rare blowout

Sep 14, 2012

For most of the players on Oklahoma State's team, the feeling of getting blown out in a college football game was unfamiliar until just last week.

The Cowboys (1-1) rode the highs of the best season in the program's history last season, winning the school's first Big 12 championship and a BCS bowl. So, when a road trip to Arizona in Week 2 resulted in a 21-point blowout, it was a brand new experience for most.

Oklahoma State hadn't lost by more than 10 points since the final game of the 2009 regular season at Oklahoma. That makes this Saturday's game against Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0) a test of resiliency and focus after a sloppy effort that included four turnovers, a handful of dropped passes and a school record 167 penalty yards.