STILLWATER, Okla. -- The players at No. 13 Oklahoma State know one thing: They dont have to look for help to wrap up a special season.After escaping with a 45-44 victory over Texas Tech over the weekend, the Cowboys needs to win Saturday at TCU to set up a Bedlam showdown with No. 8 Oklahoma on Dec. 3 for the Big 12 championship.The Cowboys (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) know that they need to focus on the next game and not look ahead to the looming contest with their intra-state rivals, especially on the road against a strong opponent in TCU (5-4, 3-3). The Horned Frogs are coming off a bye week that followed a dominating 62-22 win on Nov. 5 over then-No. 17 Baylor, the only Big 12 team that has beaten Oklahoma State (35-24 back on Sept. 24).Each week I talk to them about the importance of focus, and fortunately, weve had big wins, and whether you have a big win or you have a loss youre not happy with, you have to re-focus on Sunday, said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. Were not good enough to even look past tomorrows practice, and TCU, in my opinion, is a considerably different team than they were even three weeks ago.The players appear to be buying into the notion that they cannot look past TCU.It is hard, but right now, we just focus on TCU and well be ready for Bedlam next week, said defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, who is tied for sixth in the Big 12 in both sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (9.0). Dont watch ESPN, the AP polls, the college polls and all that, stay off of Twitter. Its hard, but to be focused, thats what you have to do.With the Sooners ranked eighth, West Virginia No. 10 and the Cowboys at No. 13, there is a lot of speculation that no matter who emerges as the Big 12 champion, they will be shut out of the College Football Playoff.I cant control that, said junior quarterback Mason Rudolph, who ranks fifth in the nation with 3,384 passing yards and is 12th with 24 touchdown tosses. We control our own destiny and regardless of our ranking, we know whats at stake and what we can accomplish, so were really trying to block that out and look forward.Gundy actually considers his team 9-1, discounting the Cowboys controversial 30-27 defeat to Central Michigan back on Sept. 10, when the Chippewas scored a touchdown on a Hail Mary pass during a final, untimed play that officials later admitted should never have been awarded.Nobody will ever convince me we lost that game, Gundy said.Gundy still has faith that the committee would alter its perception of the result based on how the game ended, but also acknowledged he doesnt have the stomach to engage in the type of politicking that might be necessary to get his team into the playoff if it should win the next two games.When you get into administrative politics, Id just as soon jump off a building than deal with people like that, Gundy said. I havent thought about it a lot because we have to play these next two games. And at that point, somebody can make a decision on that. Theyre supposed to be deciding on who they think the best teams are -- thats what they say, right? I mean, I never watch the show. Id rather watch `SpongeBob than watch or listen to his comments, to be honest with you. Elgton Jenkins Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Dexter Williams Womens Jersey . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. http://www.shoptheofficialpackers.com/Elite-Dexter-Williams-Packers-Jersey/ . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. Brett Favre Packers Jersey . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. Bart Starr Youth Jersey . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. TUCSON, Ariz. --?Arizona?senior forward Talbott Denny will miss the season after tearing the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee.The school said Wednesday that the 6-foot-5 graduate transfer from?Lipscomb?will have surgery.Denny, from Tucsonns Salpointe Catholic High School, missed all of last season at Lipscomb because of a shoulder injury.dddddddddddd ' ' '
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