Back in the days when Oklahoma State played in the Big 8, they’d play all those Texas dirt bags in non-conference games. So it was an event when the Cowboys would play a Texas A&M or Baylor.
In 1988, the best year of Gundy’s life, Oklahoma State played Texas Tech … in Japan. OSU Pat Jones, Barry Sanders, Gundy and the rest were exposed to glittering lights, small hands, odd pornography and subsequent gongs during a trip to Toyko to play the Red Raiders.
OSU won 45-42 as Barry Sanders ran for 332 yards and four touchdowns AFTER he won the Heisman Trophy earlier that day. Awesome. Everything about Barry Sanders will be awesome. The car dealership. The retirement. The lovable aloofness. Awesome.