Throughout all the fall workouts, all the Cowboys could think about was hitting the field and showing the country who they really were.
As they walked off back into their new locker room, they left little doubt that they were for real.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys, known for their explosive offense, won on Saturday in SEC fashion. With hard nosed, pound it out, defense. They beat the Georgia Bulldogs at their own game.
Though the offense sputtered, they managed to produce 24 points in a 24-10 victory.
Now senior Zac Robinson and his offense must prepare to get back into sync as they prepare for their next opponent, the Houston Cougars.
What the Cowboys don't have to worry about for now, is the swagger of their reformed defense.
Thanks to new defensive coordinate Bill Young, the Cowboy defense has evolved into a squad capable of assisting the Cowboy offense to the promise land. Not just the Big XII title, but the ultimate goal, a BCS Championship.
As the newly found confidence sinks in to the Cowboy defense, seniors Perrish Cox, Andre Sexton, and Patrick Lavine must make sure it doesn't get to their teammates' heads.
The Cowboys enter this week ranked fifth in the nation, and as Robinson and his core of young receivers prepare for their next challenge, their is a sense of calm collectively spread across the campus.
This has been a trend for the Cowboys. Last season against Washington State, the Cowboys struggled offensively as well. But by their second and third games they were rolling and hitting on all cylinders.
The excitement that now flows through the student body at Oklahoma State can only fuel the Cowboys to continue it's rise up above the rest of the Big XII.
The lights are off, and the stands remain empty at Boone Pickens Stadium until Saturday, where once again the Cowboys will take the field.
Riding high on ecstasy, adrenaline, and confidence, the country now knows what the Cowboys are capable of should they live up to the hype and their potential.
The sky is the limit and the only thing between them and destiny, is themselves.