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Mike Gundy Says His 2011 Oklahoma State Team Would've Crushed LSU In BCS Title Game

Mike Gundy has never reached the national championship game as Oklahoma State's football coach. He came very close in 2011, though.

The Cowboys went 11-1 during the regular season, but finished No. 3 in the final BCS standings. They trailed No. 2 Alabama by the smallest margin in the history of the BCS rankings. The Crimson Tide went on to beat LSU in the championship game, 21-0. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, defeated Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. 

Tuesday, during an interview with the Tulsa World, Gundy said he believes his 2011 Oklahoma State would have defeated LSU by "three touchdowns." 

If OSU’s 2011 Big 12 championship team had been matched with LSU in the BCS title game, Gundy said, “I don’t think there’s any question that we would have won by three touchdowns. ... We could score with anybody.”

That Oklahoma State team, led by quarterback Brandon Weeden and wide receiver Justin Blackmon, certainly could score. The Cowboys scored more than 35 points in 11 of their 13 games; they also scored more than 50 points six times and more than 60 points three times. 

Could they have scored on LSU's stout defense, though? We'll never know. 

[Tulsa World]