On Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys suffered a stunning loss to Central Michigan in the final seconds of the game. Central Michigan was eroneously awarded an untimed down and made the most of the opportunity by connecting on a wild hail mary to win the game,
On Monday, the Oklahoma State student paper, The O’Colly, shared its hot take on the game claiming the Chippewas would forfeit the win if they have any integrity.
Seriously. That was their stance.
“It doesn’t take much in-depth searching to find the Central Michigan University’s core values on its website,” the article read. “The first one listed: integrity. It’s the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”
That’s just the bottom layer.
As you continue, the desperate cry for justify the loss becomes increasingly obvious.
It’s not easy, but practice what you preach, Chippewas.
CMU can be remembered for a game-winning Hail Mary that shouldn’t have happened. They can use the play as a recruiting tool. It’ll be free exposure on ESPN all season. It’s an opportunity small schools dream of.
But how can CMU try to improve its university on a play that never should have happened? Especially when it motto begins with integrity?
CMU, you claim to teach integrity. Now’s your chance. They say the best way to teach is by example.
Let it rest, folks.
You may not like it, it may not have been the right call at the time, but it happened. It’s best to get over it and move on. It will be best for everyone. Whatever you do, don’t go around playing the “integrity” card in college football. Sadly, we all know it is winning that counts, and the Chippewas own a win over Oklahoma State while the Cowboys left the stadium with a big fat “L.”