Cate To Start
By John Helsley, Staff Writer
STILLWATER – Alex Cate will start at quarterback for Oklahoma State tonight, replacing Zac Robinson, who was injured late in Saturday’s win over Texas Tech.
And that’s not all that’s new for this Thursday night ESPN showcase event – the Cowboys are in all black uniforms.
Cate, a junior and former touted recruit, will be making his first career start.
Robinson is in uniform, but has taken none of the pregame snaps and is not expected to play under any circumstances, according to sources close to the program. Robinson’s issue, stemming from a big hit from Tech’s Jamar Wall, is his throwing shoulder, not a head injury.
Check out the various angles on the hit and you can see where the shoulder takes the brunt of the blow.
The senior quarterback first injured the shoulder in last year’s Holiday Bowl game, playing much of the second half with a separated shoulder.
“My arm was done after that,” Robinson said during this preseason. “It just hurt every time. I had no arm strength, basically.
“I could throw it maybe 35 yards and there was pain and I didn’t have much zip on it.”
Robinson, according to sources, is expected to be ready for next week’s Bedlam game.
OSU hasn’t worn all-black uniforms since 1994, when Pat Jones was the coach. Jones’ Cowboys broke out black on occasion in the early ’90s.
The return to black uniforms – the Cowboys are wearing black pants and jerseys – with white numbers and names, trimmed in orange, with Cowboys in orange across the chest.
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