Mamas Won't Let Their Babies Grow Up to Be Bulldogs

NC NighthawkAnalyst ISeptember 5, 2009

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5: Kicker Dan Bailey #95 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys kicks for the extra point  as Darius Dewberry #52 of the Georgia Bulldogs tries to block in the fourth quarter of the game at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State won the game 24-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

If Georgia would have won, my article’s headline may have been “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy!”

I don’t believe in or agree with my headline for this article, but I love its word play on the famous country song. Mamas and Papas everywhere should be proud to let their babies grow up to be Cowboys, Bulldogs, and even Bleacher Report writers, but not politicians!

The Georgia Bulldogs and their fans are not laughing, but we experienced a rude wake-up call Saturday as losing three star offensive skill players to the NFL showed its logical result Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Losing is never fun. Losing by 14, scoring only 10 points, and not representing the SEC well in terms of game play was very painful to endure. In contrast, Oklahoma State not only represented the Big 12 well, they enhanced the reputation of the power conference. 

Although Georgia’s offense self-destructed at opportune moments of the contest with penalties, turnovers, and nervous/sloppy play, I give the Cowboys’ defense and their defensive coaching staff credit for executing a well, thought-out game plan which was basically bend a little but not break at all.

However, the two teams shaking hands after the game was my favorite moment, exemplifying the class that these two teams, two universities, and two prideful conferences have.

After an easy scoring opening drive, it looked like the offense was rolling. Not.

Quarterback Joe Cox, reportedly struggling with the flu, had a shaky performance. Ah, ah-choo!

Georgia even auditioned a Wildcat offensive set.  Whoa!

Shouldn't it be the Bulldog, not the Wildcat in Georgia’s offensive playbook?  I saw that the mascot, Uga VII, was contained in order not to bark at and chase the Wildcat.

Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson threw a pair of touchdown passes to wide receiver Dez Bryant.  Robinson also scored on a quarterback sneak as No. 9 Oklahoma State beat No. 13 Georgia 24-10 on Saturday.

Yes, Dez Bryant is better than Michael Crabtree and will be an early first round draft pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

The Cowboys took advantage of  a fourth-quarter fumble by new Georgia starting quarterback Joe Cox to seal the deal with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Robinson to Bryant. The two also hooked up on a 46-yard score in the first half that got Oklahoma State's offense going after a sloppy start.

Robinson finished with 135 yards on 11 for 22 passing, and Bryant made the most of his three catches for 77 yards. Cox was 15 for 30 for 162 yards with one touchdown and one interception.