Here is a look at how our college football coverage team picked Thursday's game between Oklahoma State and Arizona:
* OSU 38, Arizona 20: Arizona's offense has talent and experience at the skill positions, but not on the offensive line. The OSU defense will take advantage of that, and the Cowboy offense should correct mistakes and continue to build off of Saturday's performance.
* OSU 38, Arizona 14: The pressure's on... the uniform choice. The Cowboys own an edge in almost every matchup. And the quick turnaround is tougher on the traveling Wildcats, who are also reeling from injuries.
* OSU 42, Arizona 17: Arizona will be a much stiffer test than Louisiana-Lafayette was, but with the Thursday night lights shining, the Cowboys will be much sharper than the opener. The Wildcats don't have the claws to hang with them.
* OSU 41, Arizona 28: No way the Wildcats can be as bad as they were in the Alamo Bowl. If Brandon Weeden throws interceptions, the game could get interesting.
OSU POINT/COUNTERPOINT: WHO IS OKLAHOMA STATE'S NO. 2 RECEIVER BEHIND JUSTIN BLACKMON?
The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson and Gina Mizell debate who is Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden's go-to receiver behind Justin Blackmon.
By JENNI CARLSON, Columnist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Moore could be this year's Justin Blackmon — a little-used receiver who comes out of nowhere to have a monster season for the Cowboys.
That's what it looks like after the opener. The junior has always shown great potential, but until his seven-catch, 112-yard performance against Louisiana-Lafayette, the most catches he'd had in a game was four. Now, Moore looks like a target for Brandon Weeden. The Cowboy quarterback threw to his first three passes to Moore in the opener, connecting twice for a combined 46 yards.
Much like Blackmon did heading into last season, Moore committed himself like never before, dropping 20 pounds and sculpting his 6-foot-1 frame.
He's not the finished product — Weeden confessed after the opener than he ripped into Moore for bad route at one point — but now that his preparation has matched his potential, his size, speed and skill make him a perfect No. 2.
By GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, email@example.com
Tracy Moore had a fantastic game on Saturday, but it's still way too soon to dismiss Josh Cooper as OSU's No. 2 receiver.
Last season, he was second on the team behind Blackmon in receiving yards (736) and touchdowns (five), and his 68 catches marked the seventh-best total in OSU history. Yes, he only had one catch Saturday (albeit for a 15-yard touchdown), but that type of overall production doesn't just disappear from one season to the next.
He only had one catch for five yards against Louisiana-Lafayette last season, so maybe the Ragin' Cajuns just have his number.
Cooper is the perfect complement to Blackmon at inside receiver, and he will make plenty of important catches for the Cowboys this season. OSU has a slew of options at the position, but the sure-handed Cooper will be Brandon Weeden's No. 2 target again.
WELCOME TO MY WORLD: OSU SAFETY DAYTAWION LOWE
Daytawion Lowe returned to the Cowboy secondary after missing last season with a shoulder injury. The sophomore safety had no time to ease back onto the field after starter Johnny Thomas was suspended. Now with Thomas ruled ineligible for the season, Lowe is the starter. A six-tackle performance in the opener shows he is ready.
I just wanted to show everybody I still had it. That was my goal. I still can play.
The injury, it was a big disappointment, but I think it helped me out a lot. I realized a lot of things, and I came back stronger. A lot stronger. Through the rehab, I got a lot stronger and became smarter, learned my position better.
It was tough, running all the time, lifting. Then to see my teammates out there and knowing that I can't be a part of it … it hurt.
I was nervous. Really, that was my first time being in a gamelike situation since my freshman year. Man, I didn't know what to expect really, but I knew I'd be all right.
First series, I was a little nervous. I was playing a little back. I didn't want to get beat. I got comfortable probably after the first series. Markelle (Martin, senior safety), he talked to me a lot out there, and by the second series, I was feeling pretty good.
It was fun. I'm ready for many more.
I feel like with Johnny being out, I had to hold it down for him. I have to let people know we'll still be all right.
By Jenni Carlson