After an impressive victory over the Baylor Bears and a close to perfect game from senior Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State's campus began to explode.
Expectations and hype flow through both the classrooms and the grounds throughout Stillwater.
Sophomore Hubert Anyiam has been the name flowing off everyone's tongue so smoothly on campus when the passing game gets brought up. After two spectacular games, Anyiam seems to look like the air-apparent to All-American Dez Bryant.
Even though there is still no word from the NCAA about Bryant's appeal or any kind of date for a decision, the orange clad nation seems too preoccupied to notice.
Even the absence of junior running back Kendall Hunter has been filled by seniors Keith Toston and Beau Johnson.
While the hype of probably the biggest conference game in Oklahoma State's history approaches, a majority of the student body had an idea, and it has begun to spread like wildfire.
After the dismissal of "Cowboy's Forever" by the Athletic department, the students decided to challenge those of Texas nation, by issuing a "black out."
T-Shirts provided by the students were sold at Oklahoma State's legendary Homecoming walk-around and some are now being sold at Chris' University Spirit.
As the excitement for Saturday's match-up looms over Stillwater, the energy from both the students and the athletes make what could be seen as a long week of preparation for the Cowboy's seem effortless and heart warming.
Tied for first in the Big XII South, the Cowboys control their destiny. With Robinson behind center, Toston to his back, and receivers like Anyiam, sophomore Dameron Fooks, and freshmen Tracy Moore and Justin Blackmon, the young Cowboy offense seemed poised to do what many deemed impossible.
Beat the undefeated Texas Longhorns and take control of the Big XII South, an idea that has filled Oklahoma State's locker room and fan base for decades.
As Saturday moves ever closer, Stillwater prepares for a day many have marked on their calenders and players circled on their schedules. The Cowboy Nation "black out" has begun.
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