Big 12: Dan Wagner

Waybacks: Cowboys looking to reclaim past glory today

October, 18, 2008
10/18/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Last week's victory over Missouri pushed Oklahoma State into the rarefied air of a potential national title contender. The Cowboys will be going for their first 7-0 start since 1945 when they meet Baylor today in Stillwater, Okla. It's the only previous time in school history that they started so quickly.

But today's date has featured some other previously huge conquests in Oklahoma State history. Here are a couple of the more notable.

Oct. 18, 1958: Oklahoma State 7, Houston 0 (Houston) -- Third-string quarterback Dan Wagner accounted for the game's only touchdown as the determined Cowboys beat Houston. OSU's defense turned aside Houston drives at their 20-, 37-, 1-, 7- and 22-yard lines to preserve the shutout. The Cowboys won despite producing only 139 yards of total offense. Incredibly, OSU had only 13 plays from scrimmage in the second half.

Oct. 18, 2003: No. 18 Oklahoma State 51, Texas Tech 49 (Stillwater, Okla.) -- Tatum Bell rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns to lead the 6-1 Cowboys to the wild triumph over the Red Raiders. Bell's 95-yard first-half touchdown run helped stake the Cowboys to a 35-14 halftime lead, but Tech charged back. Quarterback B.J. Symons passed for 552 yards and five touchdowns as Tech rebounded from a 27-point deficit for a chance to win late in the game. But OSU defensive back Jon Holland's interception with 1:05 left sealed the victory for the Cowboys.

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