Published: October 2, 2007
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OSU-Nebraska game won't be televised
Four Big 12 games will be televised next week, but Oklahoma State at Nebraska isn't one of them. Depending on whether the game is shown on pay-for-view in Nebraska, possible kickoff times are "around noon” or "early evening” since games can't be shown during the ABC window.

Next week's TV schedule includes: 11:30 a.m. — Texas at Iowa State (Fox Sports Net); 2:30 p.m. — Texas A&M at Texas Tech (ABC); 5:30 p.m. — Missouri at Oklahoma (Fox Sports Net); 8:15 p.m. — Colorado at Kansas State (ESPN2)

Injury update: Two defensive starters — linebacker Chris Collins and cornerback Martel Van Zant — were sidelined by turf toe injuries last week.

"Their progress is good,” said defensive coordinator Tim Beckman. "We'll see how they progress through the week. My rule is if you're not out there on Wednesday, you're not going to play. Sometimes they can play with a plate in their shoe and see how it feels.”

Costly mistakes: OSU is among the nation's lowest-ranked teams in penalties and turnovers. The Cowboys are 106th nationally in penalties (76.4 yards a game) and are 98th in turnover margin (minus-5).

"We have to do a better job in those areas, make sure guys are fundamentally sound,” said offensive coordinator Larry Fedora. "We always emphasize taking care of the football.