STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State played host to the Lamar Cardinals tonight. Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated released 'The Dirty Game' – a five-part series into alleged misconduct in the program, but despite these articles Pokes fans showed up to support their team.
As Mike Gundy and his Cowboys made the 'Spirit Walk' in to Boone Pickens Stadium, they felt the support of thousands of fans.
At the tailgates, alums and life long State fans had high hopes for the season.
"I'm enthusiastic. I think they have a real good shot at a Big 12 championship this year," OSU fan Randy Mouser said.
After the kickoff, the Pokes came out strong, putting up touchdown after touchdown early in the game, making fans believe in this season.
But this week questions surrounded the football program. At the game many fans choosing to dismiss the accusations of misconduct found in the Sports Illustrated report.
"Pretty much in a nutshell, it seems like a whole lot of accusations without much documentation, not much proof. In the end it just seems like a lot of bitterness," alum Brett Morris said.
Another question at tailgates, whether the team would be distracted after this week's news. They proves on the field they can focus come game time.
"I think with all the past players coming back and saying that it isn't true, that a lot of these guys will realize that they need to come together and play harder and not let the accusations bring them down," Mouser said.
Which is exactly what Oklahoma State was able to do for 60 minutes. Come together and play as a team.
The Cowboys went on to beat Lamar, 59-3.