Disappointing Game on Dark Day for OSU

Disappointing Game on Dark Day for OSU

The second-ranked Cowboys played a game with heavy hearts and heavy responsibility. OSU suddenly needed to beat Iowa State not for bowl or poll reasons, not for Bedlam posturing, not for Brandon Weeden's Heisman campaign, but to bring a sliver of light into a very dark day.

It didn't happen. The Cyclones stunned the Cowboys 37-31 in double overtime at Jack Trice Stadium. It's a day that will live forever in both schools' memories.

At Iowa State, for the historic upset, ISU's first win ever over a team ranked in the top six nationally. At OSU, for the deaths of women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna.

Weeden called it “one of the hardest days in Oklahoma State history.”

At the team breakfast Friday at the Des Moines Marriott, televisions were tuned to ESPN, which suddenly went live to the Stillwater press conference. The room fell silent.

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