In a shocking incident in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the rivalry between Oklahoma State and Texas football teams took a dark turn as a dead longhorn cow was discovered on the lawn of the FarmHouse fraternity at Oklahoma State University. This unsettling event occurred just a day before the schools’ face-off in the Big 12 championship game.
The carcass, which was reportedly found with an expletive carved into its side and its stomach removed, has prompted an investigation by the Stillwater Police and the university’s Office of Student Support and Conduct. Local news outlets, including The O’Colly, the school newspaper, and KFOR, an Oklahoma City news channel, reported the gruesome details and noted tire tracks on the lawn, suggesting the longhorn was killed elsewhere within the last 24 hours before being left at the fraternity.
The FarmHouse Fraternity, with a history dating back to 1905 and known for its agricultural roots, expressed its shock and disapproval over the incident, clarifying that its members were not involved.
Stillwater Police Officer PJ Low condemned the act as a “very cruel crime,” and ESPN reported that the perpetrator could face animal cruelty charges.
The incident adds a grim backdrop to the upcoming Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where Oklahoma State and Texas will clash with significant College Football Playoff implications for the Longhorns. The Longhorns, currently at 11-1, face a crucial game, while the Cowboys hold a 9-3 record after a strong season finish.