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Offense should click again in '08
Indiana coach: OSU ‘offense is outstanding'

By John Helsey Modified: January 1, 2008 at 6:59 am •  Published: January 1, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. — Offense hasn't been a problem for the Cowboys. It shouldn't be a problem next season.

Oklahoma State romped to a 49-33 win over Indiana on Monday night in the Insight Bowl.

OSU's first five offensive possessions produced five touchdowns. Even with a shaky defense, this one was all but over before the sun set over the Camelback Mountain.

"It's a lot of fun when we're clicking like that,” said quarterback Zac Robinson. "When we're huddled up on the sidelines, every single guy believes we're going to go down and score. That's our mentality.”

Two guys won't be on the sideline next season. It won't be easy to replace running back Dantrell Savage or wide receiver Adarius Bowman. Both should play in the NFL next season.

Bowman had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Savage finished his career with 10 consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

Despite losing two players who were named first-team all-Big 12 the last two seasons, it wouldn't be shocking to see the Cowboys compile similar offensive numbers next season.

"The goal in every game is to make a defense defend everything and challenge every area on the field,” said tight ends coach Doug Meacham. "We have a lot of weapons. It's a lot of fun when it's all clicking.”

OSU should click again next year, in large part because of Robinson, who was named the Insight Bowl MVP. Robinson threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 70 yards and two TDs.

The five TD performance capped a record-breaking year for Robinson, who established the single-season total offense record (3,671). Despite not starting the first two games, he rushed for 847 yards, the most by a quarterback in school history.

"Their offense is outstanding,” said Indiana coach Bill Lynch.

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