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Mike Gundy responds to OSU Cowboys controversial loss to Central Michigan

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 19:18:19-04

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The city of Stillwater is still buzzing after Oklahoma State's controversial loss to Central Michigan Saturday.

The Cowboys lost after officials awarded an un-timed play to Central Michigan. Many at OSU feel that the referees stole the game from the Cowboys during the final play Saturday.

Two days after the controversial call heard across the country, that pill is still a bitter one to swallow. “Everybody was pretty mad. I've never seen so many mad people in one time in my life," said OSU Freshman Garrett Allen.

Monday, head football coach Mike Gundy said he second-guessed the decision to allow Central Michigan's extra play.

He's disappointed in himself for calling the final play, but even more disappointed in officials who didn't know the rules.

“I couldn't just take my shirt off, lay on the field, and protest and say I know this rule is this way," said Gundy  “The only thing that crossed my mind was maybe it's changed and I didn't know it.”

OSU Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph said, “I think we'll attack it full speed ahead and we'll be just fine. Can't wait to get out there again on Saturday.”

The Cowboys don't want fans to be discouraged. This week, instead of the sea of orange, they're conducting their first teir first-ever stripe out. Fans will wear either orange or white depending on their section.

They hope the stripe out will build unity heading into the next game.

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