On consecutive days in 2011, Tessitore worked telecasts that involved upset losses for the Bedlam teams.
On Nov. 18 in Ames, there was Iowa State's double-overtime victory over then-No. 2-ranked and unbeaten Oklahoma State. Tessitore then jetted to Waco, Texas, where on Nov. 19 he called Baylor's 45-38 win over then-No. 5-ranked Oklahoma.
The Iowa State defeat wound up costing the Cowboys a chance to play for the national title. Before conquering OU