I guess Texas A&M needed this game to get there season back on track. It’s smallest halftime lead in three weeks was too much for Texas Tech, and the Aggies stopped their two- game losing streak with a 45-40 win. They did it by doing what the Aggies do best. That would be running the football. The biggest highlight of the game came early in the fourth quarter when Texas A&M blocked a field goal and took it to the house. Texas Tech was threatening, but the one big play by the Aggies special teams took the wind out of the crowd. The offense led by Cyrus Gray who rushed for an impressive 218 yards was the star of the game. Texas Tech had no answer for the Aggies running game. Texas Tech (4-0) start was legitimate, but the Red Raiders still won’t sniff the top 25 after the loss. Texas A&M is still better than the number 24 ranking in my opinion. They lost two tough games to two tough teams. Once the Aggies get there feet under them a little bit they should be ok. The worst news of the night was seeing Tech’s leading rusher Eric Stephens go down. This is a big loss for the Raiders, especially after a tough loss. There is no word on the status of the injury, but it didn’t look good.
What we learned this week was the Sooners are really good, and Kansas State is better than most people thought. Also, we learned that Texas A&M knows how to blow first half leads. The Aggies were up once again at half time 27-10 and found a way to lose the game. It seemed like a nightmare all over again. Oklahoma State had a much needed bye week to rest up some bumps and bruises before heading into a tough stretch of games. Kansas will be rolling into Stillwater looking to pull a upset, while the pokes look to be (5-0). The Cowboys are coming off a big win in college station, but Kansas shouldn’t give the Cowboys much problems. The big game heading into week 5 is the Red River rivalry game. Texas and OU will be looking to go at it once again. This should be a interesting match up. The Longhorns seem to have things straightened out, especially after a 30 point blowout against Iowa State, but OU hasn’t showed any signs of weakness either. The great thing about rivalry games is neither team has much of an advantage. Both teams have great athletes and great coaching. This game should be no disappointment to viewers. Both teams are undefeated and will be looking to take bragging rights.
As week 3 comes to an end, the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners are two teams you don’t wanna mess with in the Big 12. Unfortunately, both team will be missing some key players for the rest of the season. Starting center Ben Habern suffered a broken radius bone and is expected to have surgery and miss the rest of the year. The Cowboys lost starting right guard Jonathan Rush for the season with a right knee injury, and cornerback David Hedgepeth will miss the remainder of the season with a raptured Achilles tendon. These injuries will especially effect the Cowboys due to the lack of depth at both positions. Regardless of the injuries, both teams are on a roll and only are only getting better. Quarterback Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys showed what playing four quarters of football is all about. The Cowboys were faced with some adversity in the first half, but came out firing on all cylinders in the second half. It was a big win, especially for linebackers coach Glenn Spencer. Spencer who’s wife passed away during the Tulsa game last week was in tears after the game. You bet that had something to do with the Cowboys performance in the second half. Next week the pokes have a bye, while the Sooners host Ball State.
Overall, Electronic Communications was a good class. At times I found myself confused and lost during some of the assignments and projects. This was mainly due to the fact that I had little experience with the assignments and projects that we did in the class. I did have a lot of fun in this class as well, especially when I was able to interview the guy that was in charge of the message board called “The Corral” for Oklahoma State Athletics. I found his information interesting and helpful. I learned a lot in this class and would recommend it to anyone. I learned many things including how to blog, build relationships, make videos, voice record, edit videos, work with photoshop, upload vidoes, podcast, understand what makes a good video, understand what makes a bad video, lighting, color, basics to good picture taking, web designs, youtube advertisements, and many other things that were taught in class. Honestly, I didn’t think I would learn as much as I did, even though I was confused at times and asked a lot of questions. The one thing I learned the most was understanding the importance of the activities that we did in class. In today’s world, media has changed and we are finding new ways to get information to the audience electronically. Without learning some of the activities that we did in class I would be behind in undertanding what media is all about in today’s world. It’s hard to say their is a thing that I would like to have learned more about, considering I am new to all of the information that we learned. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning more about media in today’s society. This class helped me understand the many aspects that were involved into becoming more involved in the media world.
Well, it looks like the Cowboys season fell a little short. Unfortunately, the pokes lost to the Sooners last night in epic thriller. It was very dissapointing being a Cowboy fan after the game last night, especially when I get on facebook and all my OU friends decided to post ignorant status updates. Oh well, what can we do. That being said, even though my pokes lost, I feel like I’m part of the OSU family. Things in life will not always go the way you want them to, and I learned that once again last night. Nobody expected the Cowboys to do anything this year, but our team proved many people wrong. Finishing the regular season with 10 wins is something to be proud of, and I hope all fans know that.
It looks like the Big 12 South is coming down to the final game for a shot at the Big 12 title. The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1) will be looking to beat to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (9-2). The Cowboys havn’t beat the Sooners since the 2003-2004 season. Both teams have potent offenses that are very hard to stop. Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, and Kendall Hunter are the key to success for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. I beleive if these players step up and have a big game, the Cowboys will be victorious. Unfortunately, the Oklahoma Sooners also have three very good offensive players inluding Landry Jones, Ryan Broyles, and Demarco Murray. Justin Blackmon and Ryan Broyles are up for the Balitnickoff trophy, which is a trophy awarded to the best wide receiver in the nation. Justin Blackmon has 10 more touchdowns than Ryan Broyles, but Justin has also missed a game due to disciplinary problems. This is something to keep an eye on throughout the game. The Cowboys are coming off a big win versus Kansas, which gave coach Gundy his first 10 win season as a coach. The Sooners are coming off a blowout win versus Baylor, which was a primetime game. Also, for the second time in 3 years, Espn’s College Gameday will be in Stillwater. The last time College Gameday came to Stillwater the Pokes got beat, but this is a different year and different team. Oklahoma State was predicted by many sports analyst to finish almost dead last in the Big 12 South. I guess they were wrong about that. Many people questioned the Cowboys before the season started due to the loss of first round pick Dez Bryant. Also, they lost many star defensive players including Donald Booker, Patrick Levine, and Perish Cox. On the other hand, the Oklahoma Sooners lost star quarterback Sam Bradford, but since the Sooners reload on recruits each year, it’s not much of a loss. College Gameday will bring excitement to Stillwater, especially for the fans and students involved. College Gameday brings a lot of good things to a University. Many people around Stillwater say that this is one of the biggest games in Cowboy history. If the Cowboys manage to pull this game off, boy would it be something special and would mean a lot to Cowboy fans. Being a student at Oklahoma State and being able to be part of these last couple of seasons has been an awesome experience. I have been an Cowboy fan growing up as a little kid, and it would mean a lot if we could pull this game up and shut some of the Oklahoma Sooner fans up just a little bit. I’n not a biased fan, but I truely beleive that the Cowboys will win this time. The power of the Oklahoma State offense will be a little bit to much for the Sooners, and the Sooners will have no answer for Justin Blackmon and the Oklahoma state Cowboys once Bedlam comes rolling around next week in Stillwater.