Mike Gundy has coached Oklahoma State in 226 career games now, but none of them turned out more lopsided in a loss than the one his Cowboys suffered on Saturday. Their 48-0 defeat set a new Gundy-era record for largest margin of defeat, besting the previous record set in 2005 — Gundy’s first year — when they fell by 39 points to Texas A&M.
Yes, that’s right, it happened two conference realignments ago.
The other biggest defeats previously were in 2008, 2015, 2014 and 2005, respectively. So it’s been awhile since OSU got beat this bad.
The circumstances make it even worse: OSU is the first top 10 team in the AP poll since 1968 (!) to suffer a 40+ point shutout loss. It’s the biggest margin of defeat for the program since 2000, when it lost 58-0 at Texas Tech, its first time to be held without a point since losing 27-0 at OU in 2009, and its worst loss ever to Kansas State. Which, as you can see from the chart below, is actually saying something.
Here is a look at the full list of largest margins of defeat — those by 20 or more points — since Gundy took the reins of the program. The chart below is sorted from largest margin of defeat to smallest.
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