STILLWATER — Oklahoma State doesn't know much about Washington State, which is OK because Washington State doesn't know much about itself. When the Cowboys face the Cougars at 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma time Saturday on Qwest Field in Seattle, it doesn't figure to be college football at its finest, but it could be football at its most fun. OSU coach Mike Gundy admitted he's embracing the unknown of the opener. "I like the uncertainly and all that,” Gundy said. "I think most coaches would say, ‘Well, I'd like to have the best team with the best players and just go out there and enjoy myself.' That's like picking the Patriots on PlayStation 4. I mean, so what? You'd have to screw it up to not win, right? You're going to win the game, unless you mess it up.” Saturday's game won't exactly be sandlot ball, but there could be variances thereof. "On our offense, that's what we do,” Gundy said, "and we've got some guys who are pretty good at it.” Starting quarterback Zac Robinson smiled at the mysterious trip to the Great Northwest, claiming he gets a kick out of the possibilities. "Oh, absolutely. I think that's a lot of fun,” Robinson said. "They've got tape on us, but we've got virtually nothing on them. They could come out and show a completely different look than what we've been practicing. That makes it kind of fun.” In August, teams are far more concerned about executing their own stuff than what the other team might try to do. Openers are closer to raw football than any game on the schedule. Just line up, snap the ball and let's see who's better. "When it comes down to it, it's about tackling, flying around and having fun while you're out there,” Cowboys junior linebacker Andre Sexton said. "If you can go out there and tackle, it doesn't really matter what plays they run. We have to go out there and find a way to stop them.” The threat of the unknown exists every week to a certain degree, but OSU vs. WSU is beyond the norm. The Cougars have a new head coach in Paul Wulff, a WSU graduate who spent the previous 15 seasons at Eastern Washington, the last eight as head coach. The Cougars have a new co-defensive coordinators in Chris Ball, previously the secondary coach at Pittsburgh, and Jody Sears, who was Wulff's defensive coordinator at Eastern Washington. This meant the Cowboys studied the defensive schemes of three programs — WSU, Pitt and Eastern Washington — to prep for Saturday. "Between the three of them, we've practiced quite a bit of stuff the last two months,” OSU co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said. "Good thing we opened up with them because if we played them in the second game, we wouldn't have had as much time to prepare for them.” There also are unknowns with the Cowboys. How good their defense will be has pretty much been an unknown this entire millennium. Who will be calling OSU's offensive plays wasn't known until Monday's media luncheon, when Gundy revealed he would be calling the shots, not Brewer or co-coordinator Trooper Taylor. "It's fun for me,” Gundy said. "The reason I'm involved more is because it's what I like to do.” Gundy has yet to choose between Alex Cate and Brandon Weeden for the backup quarterback and won't do so until Saturday, if necessary. Asked if he was playing mind games in not revealing who would call plays and the back-up quarterback, Gundy shrugged and said, "There's nothing to hide, plus he (Wulff) doesn't care who our backup quarterback is.” It's easy to keep secrets from someone you've never met. "I don't know anything about him,” Gundy said of Wulff.