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Halftime thoughts

by John Helsley Published: August 30, 2008

By Scott Wright

Apparently I spoke too soon. OSU can throw every pass to Dez Bryant and Brandon Pettigrew. Or at least it can try.

Bryant and Pettigrew have four catches each as OSU holds a 15-0 halftime advantage.

Bo and Beau, as in Bowling and Johnson, have two catches apiece and Keith Toston has one. Not exactly spreading it around to the wide receivers.

Artie Woods has been on the field, as has DeMarcus Connor, Josh Cooper and a few others, but Bowling, the junior-college transfer, is the only WR besides Bryant to catch a pass. He’s been solid, too.

To address my other previous points of interest, Kendall Hunter has been the go-to guy at RB, getting 14 of the Cowboys’ 22 run plays. Zac Robinson has four carries for 16 yards and surpassed 1,000 yards for his career with a fourth-and-one bootleg run in the second quarter.

Gundy’s play-calling has been a bit interesting, because OSU ran the ball on its first 12 plays, and each play of its first two series. Then Gundy called pass plays on five of the next six in the third series.

And defensively, there’s a big goose egg on the board for Washington State, so it’s hard to argue what the Cowboy defense has done. WSU only has 52 yards of offense, 22 passing and 30 rushing. The Cowboys also recorded their first safety since 2001 against Colorado.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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