Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy relaxes before the spring game. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma State still isn’t over last year’s controversial loss to Central Michigan.
That sentiment is permanently etched on the Cowboys’ Alamo Bowl rings, which ignore the result by showing their final record as 11-2 instead of their official record of 10-3.
Coach Gundy is too savage pic.twitter.com/TwQcGJJp0C
— Gavin Gundy (@GundyChild) April 19, 2017
In a game played last Sept. 10, Oklahoma State led 27-24 in the closing seconds. The Cowboys were penalized for intentional grounding on their final offensive play, which results in a loss of down. A game usually can't end on an accepted live-ball penalty, but it can when the foul involves a loss of down.
Central Michigan was mistakenly awarded an untimed down and threw a game-winning Hail Mary pass that included a lateral and a wild chase to the end zone. Officials later admitted to the mistake and were reprimanded.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and the Cowboys never considered it a loss, and they emphatically reiterated that sentiment with the rings. Oklahoma State defeated Colorado 38-8 in the Alamo Bowl to cap what the Cowboys consider a two-loss season. A school spokesman confirmed that the ring pictured on the Tweet was legitimate.
Here’s the play that caused all the commotion:
— FS1 (@FS1) September 10, 2016