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High Noon Highlights (11/4): Josh Sills shares personal story

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Josh Sills shares story to help team:

Graduate transfer offensive lineman out of West Virginia Josh Sills decided to share a personal story with his teammates after the Cowboy’s loss to Texas. The story was about what happens if you don’t move pass adversity. The Oklahoman wrote about that moment for the team.

“You can’t hang your head,” Sills said. “Obviously, everybody was disappointed, upset and mad we lost, as we should’ve been. But you can’t hang your head. You can’t dwell on a loss, because the minute you dwell on that loss, it carries over week to week to week.

“In 2018 when I was at West Virginia and we came here and that debacle happened… we went back to Morgantown, everybody hung their heads, couldn’t get over it, didn’t watch film and we went on to lose (two) games after that.

“That’s what can happen.” {Oklahoman}

Big 12 rules that Oklahoma State can’t use jumbo-tron distraction:

In Saturday’s game against Texas the crew at Boone Pickens Stadium put up a graphic of some yellow lines in order to distract Texas kicker Cameron Dicker. Tom Herman apparently addressed this with league office who said the tactic was not permissible

During the final seconds of the second quarter, Cameron Dicker lined up to kick a 40-yard field goal to cut into the Cowboys’ seven-point lead. As he kicked it, Oklahoma State flashed vertical yellow lines on the video board. Dicker was not distracted by the lines, though, and he was able to knock down the 40-yard attempt to make it a 24-20 game in favor of the Cowboys at halftime.

“I did (notice the lines) and I addressed it with Commissioner (Bob) Bowlsby,” Herman said. “I was told that it is not permissible and it has been addressed.” {24/7}

Wallace ranks No.5 in top-25 college wide receiver list from PFF:

Tylan Wallace made the list in Pro Football focus’ top-25 wide receivers in the country. Here’s what they had to say about Wallace.

Wallace is one of the top vertical threats in the game — he has hauled in a Power Five-high 10 vertical catches this year. The Oklahoma State Cowboy trails only DeVonta Smith in receiving grade on targets over 10 yards downfield this year and has made some incredible contested grabs on those deeper balls.

Wallace has caught eight of his 12 contested targets over 10 yards downfield, leading all Power Five wide receivers. He attacks the ball at the catch point, and his contested-catch ability makes life much easier for quarterback Spencer Sanders. {PFF}

Around the Big 12:

Texas O-lineman has surgery

Ingram out for Longhorns vs. West Virginia

Rematch of Red River Rivalry is possibility

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