(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press Oklahoma State has had considerable success winning on the road recently and has plenty of confidence heading to West Virginia this weekend for its Big 12 Conference opener.
Coming off an early bye week, No. 11 Oklahoma State (3-0) has won its last three games away from Boone Pickens Stadium and has a 16-5 record on the road since the start of 2010. Rallying around an `us-against-them' mindset has paid off for the Cowboys in hostile territory.
''When you're going to go on the road and play against 50, 60, 70,000 people who don't like you and want you to fail, you have to get excited for that,'' said sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh. ''There's not a better feeling almost than being able to go out there and shut up 70,000 people.''
Several Oklahoma State players noted that coach Mike Gundy has referenced the movie ''300,'' which features a small group banding together to battle overwhelming odds and a much larger army.