Oklahoma State won its Tostitos Fiesta Bowl showdown with Stanford, but did the Cowboys answer the burning question of the game?
That question: Does Oklahoma State deserve a shot at LSU and the national title?
The answer is a bit murky. Yes, Oklahoma State beat Stanford, 41-38, on Monday night. But the Cowboys needed overtime to do it.
And most of all, they needed a huge break.
Redshirt freshman kicker Jordan Williamson blew a 35-yard field goal try at the end of regulation that would have won the game for Stanford. He also missed a 43-yarder on the first possession of overtime, setting up Quinn Sharp's 22-yard game-winner.
Other than kicking, Stanford was the more impressive team for most of the game. Stanford posted a 14-0 advantage early in the second quarter and forced Oklahoma State to chase the lead the rest of the way.
Stanford muscled up and played power football, running right at Oklahoma State. Then quarterback Andrew Luck hit passes with surgical precision.