Welcome to High Noon Highlights, your daily rundown of all the things you might have missed yesterday in Oklahoma State Athletics.
Kendall Smith Awarded Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
In the Cowboys’ incredible upset of Kansas in Lawrence this past weekend, Kendall Smith dropped a game-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. He also added five rebounds and five assists.
Against TCU, Smith had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor.
It is the first weekly award any member of the Cowboys has gotten this season.
Chris Lacy Gets NFL Combine Invite
Former Oklahoma State receiver Chris Lacy received an invite to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis at the end of the month, according to his agency’s Twitter account.
Adam Lunt summed up how impressive this actually is.
Chris Lacy was invited to the NFL Combine. Not sure people understand the significance here. Lacy had a solid career, but he was the 6th leading receiver at OSU in 2017. If you're a WR and want to the go the NFL, and you don't come to OSU, that's on you.— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) February 5, 2018
The NFL Combine will take place Feb. 27 - March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Mike Gundy Excited Watching Super Bowl
Last night’s Super Bowl featured a lot of offense, a lot of points, a lot of yards and not a lot of defense.
Wait. That sounds familiar.
.Sounds quite a bit like the Big 12, doesn’t it?
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy seems to think so.
673 yards of total offense in the first half. Looks like a @Big12Conference game. Amazing what happens when you throw the ball down field. Love the exciting offensive football! #SBLII https://t.co/5B9m6PQ4IN— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) February 5, 2018
By far the most entertaining Super Bowl. All these plays look familiar. Over a 1,000 yards of total offense. #SBLII— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) February 5, 2018
In the Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory, there was 74 total points, 1,151 total offensive yards, 54 first downs, two turnovers and one single punt. People everywhere praised the game for the exciting conclusion to the end of the NFL season.
However, the Big 12 is blasted for the exact same thing week-in and week-out.
So a Big 12 game that has over 1000 yds of offense is horrible football and bad defense but a Super Bowl that has over a 1000 yds of offense and one punt in the entire game is being billed by some as the greatest ever? Smh. Media bias is comical at this point.— Tony Bowman (@tbowman88) February 5, 2018
Maybe this is the year that everyone realizes how much fun the Big 12 really is. One can hope.
Get Mike Boynton to the Colvin!
After the upset win over Kansas, Oklahoma State student Aaron Hester started a campaign to get Mike Boynton to come coach his team in an intramural game.
Boynton agreed - but first Aaron has to get over 13,000 retweets.
13611— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) February 4, 2018
It may seem like an odd number, but that is the number of seats in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Boynton is always campaigning for a sell-out crowd - and tomorrow night against Baylor is no different.
Aaron is currently just over 2,000 retweets, so he needs some help.
Coach Boynton also needs your help. Show up and support the Cowboys as they take on the Bears at 7 p.m. in Stillwater Tuesday night.