What is the most important win in OSU footbally history?

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For that matter it could be the most important loss or tie too. Just say the most important game period.

I will not suggest one as I have not seen nearly as many as most of you,
 
Apr 13, 2007
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By important, I mean something like: the game which enabled us to win the big 12 or the one which kept us from winning the national title. etc.
 
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The 2011 Bedlam game, no contest.

If we don't win that, this season doesn't mean a whole lot. We lose two games (like the year before), lose to OU, and they win the conference. Same s* as always.

That, however, didn't happen.
 
Nov 16, 2009
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By important, I mean something like: the game which enabled us to win the big 12 or the one which kept us from winning the national title. etc.
By important do you mean a game where we would not have been able to secure the funds to build a top of the line stadium and the facilities to have championship calibler teams if the outcome wasn't that way?? The 16-13 game was sorta that important.
 

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2001 in Norman.

The last ten years don't happen - or at least happen very, very differently - if we lose that game.

I think with most successful programs, you could look through their histories and there would be one game that marked the "turning point" - a game those programs played where they can look back years later and say "that's where it started."

2001 in Norman is that game for us.
 
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2001 Bedlam - what everyone said above
2008 Missouri - the real beginning of Mike Gundy's coaching career at OSU
2009 Georgia - grand opening of the stadium
2011 Bedlam - won the Big XII
2012 Fiesta Bowl over Stanford - secured a top 5 finish.
 

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I always mark the TT game was followed by The Rant. We're a good football team after that. Before, it seemed like same old, same old.
 
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Not to mention...It was Bedlam...I am reviewing the game right now

Lots of monkeys unburdened over the last few years, but that was a huge one.
 

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For that matter it could be the most important loss or tie too. Just say the most important game period.

I will not suggest one as I have not seen nearly as many as most of you,
The greatest tie in OSU history is either the 6-6 game vs. Iowa State in 1991 or the 15-15 result vs. OU in 1992. The 1991 game prevented us from going 0-11. The 1992 game broke a 15-year losing streak in Bedlam. I can't decide which one was bigger, so I'll just call it a tie. ;)
 
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Bedlam 2011. Bedlam 2001 was very important too. We have no idea what the ramifications will be for this 2011 win. Think of the jolt it gave us in 2001...
 

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2011 Bedlam to win a conference championship.... which are the only real championships in college football since they are the only championships decided on a field and not by a popularity contest.

Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl is probably the best team OSU has ever beaten. Certainly in the last 25 years.
 

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Back to back Bedlam wins in '65 (17-16) and '66 (15-14). Both wins were decided by late field goals (we had great kickers even back then). Long drought against OU before those two wins. Classes on the following Monday were canceled both times. Boy did we party!
 

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I always mark the TT game was followed by The Rant. We're a good football team after that. Before, it seemed like same old, same old.
Like many, I would have picked '01 or '11 Bedlam. But if you had to pick a moment, The Rant would have to be near the top. For many OSU fans it was the moment someone (Gundy) finally stood in a public forum and said we're sick and tired of taking the same old crap from the same old people (most often in-state media). For a week OSU was featured on every sports news show and every talk radio show across the country, and while media folks did their best to cast Gundy and OSU in a negative light millions of people said 'this is the kind of guy I'd want my son to play for.' And while I cringed the first couple times I saw the video, it soon became a source of pride that our coach would stand up for our players in such a real and honest burst of emotion. I have always loved OSU and taken pride in our athletic achievements in basketball, golf, wrestling, etc., but The Rant put OSU football in the national spotlight, and we have yet to relinquish that stage.