See below for recaps, highlights and thoughts on the Cowboys’ week 3 matchup against the Texas Longhorns:
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Cowboy defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer on the blocked extra points: “That’s a test to the team after somebody scores. That’s the toughness and that’s just the resiliency. How are they going to rush the PAT? Some teams, they go through the motions. I tell them, ‘I never want to see that out of our group.’ It paid off big time.” – Tulsa World
The Tulsa World’s photo gallery from the game.
“We’re getting close. We’re certainly a hell of a lot better than we were.” Coach Gundy’s thoughts on the rushing attack after the Texas game.
Vincent Taylor has almost accomplished one of his goals for the season after the fifth game: “That’s one of my goals I have written on my mirror is to get five blocked kicks. I’m at three right now in the fifth game.”
A staple on the OSU sidelines for his chest bumps and hugs, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer moved upstairs to the coaches’ box Saturday. The move was intended to allow Spencer to see things better, one week after OSU’s defense was torched in a 35-24 loss to Baylor. Whether it worked is up for debate, but consider this: After allowing 390 yards and 25 points in the first half, the Cowboys’ defense held Texas to 168 yards and just six points in the second half. – Tulsa World
Justice Hill became the fifth true freshman in Oklahoma State history to have multiple 100-yard games. The others: Thurman Thomas (three, 1984), Andre Richardson (three, 1994), Kendall Hunter (two, 2007) and Herschel Sims (two, 2011) – Tulsa World
Gundy stated in his weekly news conference that James Washington is “fine” and that Jordan Burton is “probably” for this week’s game after injuries they sustained against the Longhorns – Tulsa World
Gundy on Mason Rudolph’s second quarter touchdown run: “I was more concerned about him getting hit than a touchdown.” – NewsOK
This is pretty cool: With 11 points Saturday (two field goals and five PATs), kicker Ben Grogan moved past Barry Sanders to No. 2 on OSU's all-time scoring list. Grogan now has 361 points. Former kicker Dan Bailey is No. 1 with 370 points. – NewsOK
Jordan Sterns on the present he received from Texas quarterback Shane Buechele last Saturday: “He threw it right to me, I didn't even expect it. It was really gift-wrapped. I'm thankful for that one.”
2 300-yard halves for Mason Rudolph this season. The Cowboy quarterback had 310 yards before halftime Saturday and finished with 392 yards. Prior to this season, there had been only two 300-yard halves in program history and only 54 300-yard passing games. – NewsOK
Seems like Glenn Spencer is still getting pumped up in the coaches’ box. Spencer said him and safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt shared a few chest bumps during the Cowboys’ recent victory: “Me and ‘Hammer,’ we had a couple of ’em. After the last fourth-down stop, I might have busted that window. I slammed it. I was so jacked up. That’s all right. I’ll pay for that if I bust that window celebrating.” – O’Colly
Here’s the game recap from the Texas SBNation site Burnt Orange Nation.
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Cowboys Ride for Free:
Everything about this combo works. It is easily the most intimidating look the Cowboys have. Every aspect from helmet to cleats flows together really well. I love the use of chrome throughout the look - from the stripe, face mask, and decal on the helmet to the outlines on the jersey numbers to the Cowboys on the leg of the pants, it’s just enough to tie everything together. It doesn’t take the focus away from the black or even away from the somewhat limited amount of orange. – Uniform Review
Joel Penfield’s unsung hero of the game is Blake Jarwin: 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.
Sticking with Blake Jarwin and the Cowboy Backs, check out Kyle Cox’s position group spotlight for this week.
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