Saturday was a great win for the Cowboys. The Pokes came out after a tough loss against Baylor, and beat the Longhorns for the first time at home since 1997. In the game, the offense was clicking the whole game. Mason Rudolph had another fantastic game, and Justice Hill proved once again he needs to be the starting running back. There was one player, however, that stood out to me, and also had a great impact on the game.
The unsung hero for the game against Texas was Blake Jarwin. The OSU Cowboy Back had four catches for 50 yards. As Kyle Cox said in his position spotlight, the Cowboy Back has provided as a safety valve for Mason Rudolph in key situations and downs. Multiple times against Texas, Mason looked downfield and found a wide open Jarwin. Along with that, Jarwin was there throwing key blocks for Justice Hill and the other backs to open running lanes. The Cowboy Back is an underappreciated position, but it is one of the most valuable for the Pokes. It is very versatile and used in many different ways; it is an essential position. Jarwin has a great impact this season, and I look forward to seeing that impact continue for the rest of the season.