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Oklahoma State’s Israel Antwine to play vs. Texas

The defensive tackle will give the Cowboys a boost up front.

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Sophomore defensive tackle Israel Antwine will make his Oklahoma State debut Saturday against Texas, according to Scott Wright of The Oklahoman.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Antwine transferred from Colorado, where he started 11 games as a true freshman and recorded 15 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. He was held out of the Cowboys’ three non-conference games due to “administrative issues,” according to OSU head coach Mike Gundy.

In the Big 12, where teams play so many snaps, the big guys on the line are especially susceptible to fatigue, so Antwine will provide much needed depth at that position.

This weekend’s matchup against Texas will be a high scoring affair, and if Antwine’s fresh legs can make just one big play, whether that be sacking Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger or stuffing a Longhorns run in a crucial short yardage situation, it could swing the whole game.

OSU and Texas kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on ABC.