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November 24, 2013

Leaders of the pack

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STILLWATER, Okla. —

Gundy hasn’t allowed Chelf to speak to the media since he returned as the Cowboys’ top quarterback option, but his teammates and coaches didn’t suffer from a lack of words following Saturday’s win.

“He played wonderful,” Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurich said. “I’m so happy for him ... He played pretty close to flawless.”

While the Cowboys have a clear idea of what’s at stake for them moving forward — including a possible conference title and BCS bowl berth — Baylor left Stillwater with far less uncertainty after their national-championship hopes were shattered.

“Our team has done a great job up to this point, so I am proud of them for that, and we will try to start again next Saturday at TCU and get us a win,” Baylor coach Art Briles said.

The Bears, who travel to TCU this week before closing out the regular season by hosting Texas, entered the game ranked third and eager to prove they belonged on the national stage.

Instead, they left still seeking their first win in Stillwater since 1939 and with a host of questions about what happened to an offense that was averaging a national-best 61.2 points and 684.8 yards per game.

Quarterback Bryce Petty threw for 359 yards in the loss, but Baylor lost three fumbles and never found a way to stop Oklahoma State — which snapped the Bears’ school-record 13-game winnings streak.

“This is something that we did not prepare for,” Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon said. “This is not the type of game we prepared for. We knew it was going to be tough, and it was going to be a dog fight. We knew all of that. We never thought this would be the outcome.”

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