Two games, two wins, and one big statement made by the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
With or without All-American wide out Dez Bryant, the Cowboys were going to keep on rolling toward their original goal, the Big XII Championship.
Senior quarterback Zac Robinson made the statement from day one, wearing his signature eye paint, but with a completely different message.
With the words "PRESS ON" written across his cheeks, Robinson made it clear right away that there wasn't going to be a hangover; the Cowboys were going to keep on fighting no matter what.
Senior running back Keith Toston knew exactly what he had to do to make sure this statement stayed true.
Toston ran with all the determination he could muster against the Texas A&M Aggies, showing an effort many had not seen from the weathered senior.
The Cowboys young receiving core has stepped up as well. Though none fill the void that Bryant leaves completely, their potential talent and performance showed how determined they were to keep the Cowboys rolling.
After the Bryant suspension, the student body has showed their complete support for Bryant's return with signs saying "Free Dez," and t-shirts and body paint.
Receivers Justin Blackmon, Hubert Anyiam, Dameron Fooks, and Tracy Moore all made play after play against both A&M and the Missouri Tigers. Following the inspired play by the youngsters replacing Bryant, the collective orange clad body has begun to show more and more faith in Gundy and his program.
Though the season is not near over, the Cowboys are showing they still have the ability on both sides of the ball to compete with the likes of the Texas Longhorns, who struggled to beat their extremely battered rival the Oklahoma Sooners.
But before Texas, the Cowboys have to zone in on Baylor and continue to improve every week. Their goal, still easily in their grasp, forces the 'boys to put the pedal to the metal and not let up.
With or without their star receiver, the Cowboys, led by Robinson, Toston, and All-American Parrish Cox must continue to move forward.
Its time for the Cowboys to grow up and either stand up or shut up. There is no room for error in a season that has already one blemish upon it.
The Cowboys can continue to view themselves as the underdogs with their backs against the wall, because they will continue to be overlooked until they make a statement that they are not to be forgotten.
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