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High Noon Highlights (11/3): Special teams woes haunted Oklahoma State in loss to Texas

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Two special teams mistakes kill Cowboys:

Jared A’Latorre of The O’Colly wrote about something that was a bit surprising the Cowboys struggled with in their overtime loss to Texas, special teams.

“We had two guys out of position, the area to correct on that is the two guys out of the position,” Gundy said. “The scheme was fine, we gotta get that corrected with the players, which we did last night.”

Without a penalty on the punt, the Cowboys would’ve likely been in better position to control the possession in the middle of the fourth quarter.

Gundy said that his special teams unit was just in a bad position, it wasn’t worrying about the penalty itself.

“On the punt block situation, he kind of got pushed down, he got pushed on the ground,” Gundy said. “I can’t blame the young man for it, he’s given effort, it was just a bad situation, he just got into an area and they decided to make it a personal foul.” {O’Colly}

Gundy is standing behind his quarterback:

OSU head coach Mike Gundy talked about the situation at quarterback. Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World wrote about Gundy’s comments.

Unless this is Gundy’s greatest smokescreen ever, Sanders seems slotted for another start when the 14th-ranked Cowboys visit Kansas State on Saturday.

“Let him go. Let him play,” Gundy said of Sanders. “He’s aggressive. He’ll make some mistakes. He’s only played in (13) games in his career. He’s still young.

“We don’t want to put a leash on him. He makes a lot of plays. We don’t want to tone him down. We want to let him rip and play football.” {Tulsa World}

Andy Katz interviews Cade Cunningham:

Cade Cunningham made an appearance on Andy Katz’s show where they talk about the OSU freshman’s versatility, his insider perspective of the program what his recruiting process was like and more. The interview starts at 21:31.

“There was a lot that went into it [recruitment],” Cunningham said. “I think my relationship with coach [Mike] Boynton was super important for me because he was the first coach to recruit me, first coach to offer me and everything as an assistant coach so having that relationship already built in. You know being able to come in and talk to him about anything I need to I think that was super important for me...”

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