Amid a student movement for a "Blackout” on Saturday, rumors had swirled that Oklahoma State might wear black jerseys against Texas.
The answer from the Cowboys? An empathic, "No!”
"We aren’t wearing black jerseys on Saturday,” OSU spokesman Kevin Klintworth
said. It’s unclear whether the Cowboys have black jerseys or, even if they do, if it is a possibility they would wear the black jerseys at any point this season.
Mr. Shipley, meet Mr. Cox
Texas receiver Jordan Shipley
against Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox
figures to be one of the best matchups in Saturday’s game between the No. 14-ranked Cowboys and No. 3 Longhorns.
Getting Shipley involved early was the focus of the Longhorn coaching staff in Texas’ 41-7 win over Missouri. The senior had four catches for 47 yards and one touchdown in the first quarter. He finished with seven receptions for 108 yards and two scores.
"He is a very talented player,” Cox said. "He has great hands, if he gets his hands on the ball, he’s probably going to make it (the catch).”
Cox has already had success against an elite receiver in 2009, holding Georgia standout A.J. Green
to four catches for 52 yards. Undoubtedly, Cox will get matched up one-on-one with Shipley on several occasions on Saturday and it’s a challenge he’s looking forward to.
"Hopefully, I can get on him as much as possible,” he said.
Texas’ dominance in the series, including three huge comebacks in the last five years, might wear on the Cowboys mentally.
"I suppose when we got to rolling, they probably started thinking about it,” UT linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy
said of the Longhorns’ rally from a 35-14 fourth-quarter deficit in 2007.