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OSU football notebook: Hot ticket

Oklahoman Published: October 28, 2009
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As of Tuesday afternoon, less than 100 tickets remained for the OSU-Texas game. The main bowl of Boone Pickens Stadium is expected to be completely sold out and the school has already sold enough tickets to break the stadium’s single-game attendance record for the third time this season (Georgia then Grambling State).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit okstate.com or call 877-All-4-OSU (877-255-4678).

Well-protected
Texas has taken note of the protection OSU quarterback Zac Robinson has received this season. He’s been sacked four this season.

"He’s got real good pocket presence,” said UT defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said. "They use a lot of pocket movement. It’s hard to get pressure.”

Of course, last season, Robinson entered the Texas game having been sacked four times, and the Longhorns nailed him five times.

No official blackout
With rumors of an official "blackout” swirling, OSU released a statement on Tuesday saying that the school encourages fans to wear orange to the game but will not discourage the student inspired movement for a "blackout.”

OSU assistant VP for Marketing Kyle Bray said the school’s official stance was "that we encourage our fans to turn Boone Pickens Stadium into its normal Sea of Orange against Texas.”

In the release, Bray said the students approached the athletic department about a "blackout” and the response was "if the students are excited about wearing black, we will not impede their efforts.”

Old man corner
Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis praised the work of OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young, particularly how he mixes coverage with cornerback Perrish Cox, who sometimes will play man-to-man coverage while the rest of the Cowboys play zone.

Davis marveled at Cox’s veteran status.


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