Last night’s game was more than just a Fiesta Bowl finale, as for the Oklahoma State team it marks the most successful season in school history. Yesterday night, Oklahoma State defeated Stanford and won the Fiesta Bowl.
For both teams’ fans yesterday night’s game was nerve-racking until the end. The Stanford vs. Oklahoma State game ended 38 to 41 in overtime. On top of that, it was the more intense, as Oklahoma State never came to led until overtime.
Everybody hoped their favorite team would win, but the overtime brought a 23-yard field goal that set Oklahoma State for the crown. It was a Quinn Sharp branded goal that set the record straight as well as Stanford’s freshman kicker Jordan Williamson’s failures during the end of the fourth quarter and in overtime.
For Oklahoma State, yesterday’s game marks an important moment in their history. Winning the Fiesta Bowl marks the most successful season in school history, as Oklahoma State finishes with a 12 – 1 record.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has accepted the Fiesta Bowl trophy and said: “These seniors have won 41 games in four years and Oklahoma State football has come a long ways. The challenge will be for our underclassmen to keep it at a high level”.
Justin Blackmon, receiver for Oklahoma State, stated: “There is nothing we can do from here. I do think we do have the best team in the nation”.
But for the Stanford team last night’s game was a bitter pill to swallow. It did fell really short of a second consecutive BCS win, while Williamson’s wasn’t at his best. In fact, Williamson’s 35-yard try with three seconds remaining could have changed the end result, but in the end, Stanford’s freshman kicker was unsuccessful.
Stanford coach David Shaw said: “We didn’t finish, and that’s not just the kick at the end. We can’t kick field goals against a really good team”. However, he added: “We’ve done well outside a few big plays. We’ve done a good job against the run. Justin Blackmon is as good as advertised. We’ve got to make sure when he catches the ball we get him on the ground”.