The Oklahoman's Oklahoma State basketball and football beat writer John Helsley answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports On OSU's game vs. Texas A&M in College Station: Patrick, that's one of the key swing games of the season, not just for OSU, but certainly for A&M and the entire Big 12. The winner of that game takes a major step forward in the league race. Among OSU's road games, that one is the toughest. Mizzou, Tech and Texas have issues. So yes, their chances rise significantly if they win in College Station. On potential breakout players for the Cowboys in 2011: On defense, watch out for LBs Tyler Johnson and Alex Elkins, the projected replacements for Lemon and Gent. Those guys are critical, with Caleb Lavey also in the mix with Johnson at MLB. The young DTs, Castleman and Mustafa, will be given a chance to contribute. On offense, much is set, but JUCO OL Michael Bowie is a stud and could start before long. Watch out for Tracy Moore and Michael Harrison at WR On defensive tackle Chris Littlehead's improvement: Littlehead has made great strides from a year ago, losing a load of weight and putting himself in much better shape. He's a space-eater inside, not so much a pass rusher. Still, even in a league where passing rules, Littlehead can occupy blockers and help the ends and everyone else. He's one of the keys to the season for the defense. On how the uniforms will be chosen for each game: In the past, Gundy has made the uniform call. But there's a sense that could change this year. Gundy joked that with 48 combinations, he couldn't possibly mix and match with confidence. There's some momentum to involve the captains or a player committee. Will be fun to see how it all shakes out.