There are a lot of Oklahoma State game recaps written each week. We here at Cowboys Ride for Free thought it would be helpful to gather some of them into one post. See below for recaps, highlights and thoughts on the Cowboys’ week 1 matchup against the Southeastern Louisiana lions:
Around the Media:
Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World on Ramon Richards’ Reaction to Devante Averette’s acrobatic play: “I think about, we play at the Colvin, play basketball a lot,” Richards said. “He’d dive for a basketball like that, just playing some recreational basketball.”
Oklahoma State was able to get started on developing their defensive depth by the amount of players they were able to rotate in last Saturday. - Tulsa World
Gundy’s thoughts when asked about the offensive line: “I do think we’ve taken some strides,”. “We have a lot of guys playing. We have some flexibility to rotate some linemen, which may help us. We’ll see when we move forward.” - Tulsa World
“It's big,”. “It's all about what we can do for this team.” Glenn Spencer told The Oklahoman’s John Helsley when asked how he felt about the defenses ability to cause turnovers against SLU.
The Oklahoman’s Jenni Carlson on Barry J’s “electric” Cowboy debut: “So it goes when you're the son of the greatest Cowboy of all time, and yet that love only grew Saturday. On an afternoon OSU throttled Southeastern Louisiana as expected, 61-7, Barry J. awoke ghosts of orange-and-black days gone by. He only touched the ball six times, but a couple of those touches were simply electric.”
“It hasn’t been easy, though, as a group of five tailbacks aiming for a featured role split practice repetitions. The division was such on Saturday. Six carries a piece for Carr and Justice Hill. Five for Carson. Four for Sanders and three for Childs. Two seniors in the group each scored one touchdown.” The Oklahoman’s Kyle Fredrickson on the state of the Cowboy running backs after last Saturday’s matchup.
Southeastern Louisiana Coach Ron Roberts’ thoughts on the game: "Obviously, it didn't start out the way we wanted,". "We kind of got overwhelmed in the first, and they jumped out on us. We had a huge number of special teams miscues, and we just have to clean a lot of things up." - FOX Sports
Oh, and Mason Rudolph singing Garth Brooks:
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Joel Penfield’s unsung hero of the game, Taylor Cornelius: “His stat line does not jump off the page. He went 6/8 passing for 54 yards, and 28 rushing yards on 6 carries and a TD on the ground. But, what could be seen in his quarter-plus of playing time was that he commanded the offense well and proved to be a serviceable backup. He will not jump Rudolph for the starting job, but proved he can take quality reps if need be.”
“Justice Hill DEFINITELY deserves to play. This backfield is crowded. And one of the things that didn’t happen Saturday was separation among the RBs. No one really stood out, but Justice Hill was maybe the most exciting out of the backfield.” Christopher Snodgress on what we learned from last Saturday.
Position Group Spotlight, this week we look at the Cowboy Quarterbacks.
If you haven’t already, check out our Weekly MVP Draft at CRFF. Here’s the week 1 recap.
And last, but certainly not least, the Official Cowboys Ride for Free: Game Recap.