OSU's post season bowl selection shrinking

Monday, November 10th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Stillwater-AP) -- In two weeks, Oklahoma State's goals have gone from the Fiesta Bowl to the Holiday Bowl.

Losing to Number 11 Texas and Number 1 Oklahoma by a combined score of 107-to-25 will do that.

Cowboy kicker Luke Phillips made three field goals -- from 53, 52 and 32 yards -- Saturday night in the Number 21 Cowboys' 55-to-16 loss to the Longhorns. Oklahoma State led 16-to-14 at halftime, but Texas put up 41 unanswered points in the second half.

Cedric Benson rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and Vince Young ran for 92 yards on 13 rushes.

With Kansas next Saturday at home, a trip to Big 12 basement dweller Baylor the week after and a bowl, the 7-and-3 Cowboys could still beat last year's win total of eight.