"We want to make sure he’s 100 percent,” said co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer, "because obviously we’re going to need him down this stretch run.
"And the stretch run starts this week.”
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With a combined four catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns, Wilson Youman and Cooper Bassett returned the tight end spot to the playbook.
Before the Baylor game, tight ends had provided but six catches for 67 yards and no scores.
"In the past, we haven’t got a ton of love,” Bassett said.
Youman, Bassett and Justin Horton can offer another receiving option for the middle of the field, adding even greater versatility to an offense that featured nine receivers with catches in Waco.
Add them to the list of concerns for enemy defensive coordinators.
→Will OSU enjoy its first sellout at the expanded Boone Pickens Stadium?
Only 185 single-game tickets — most at a cost of $200 — remained at the close of business on Friday. Those are sure to be snatched up quick with this game gaining momentum as a marquee matchup, both locally and nationally.
Yet some 900 club, 500 suite and 1,000 student tickets remain unsold and are only offered as season tickets. Those will prevent an official sellout.
Still, another record crowd is guaranteed, with more than 57,000 tickets sold, assuring a near full house.