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Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 2:40 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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Winston passed for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns last season and led the highest-scoring team in FBS history. Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said it's easy to forget that Winston is just entering his sophomore year.

"I've just been so impressed with the year he had last year, with the consistency of it, the accuracy, the composure he has for such, really, a young player," Spencer said. "The composure that he had in big ballgames, crucial ballgames where some quarterbacks would melt, and he doesn't. When people pressured him, he didn't get shook. When people dropped back and played coverage, he was accurate in his throws. He found the open areas."

Spencer said he knows his players are hearing negative comments about their chances against the Seminoles. He's focusing on getting his team to win smaller challenges first.

"I'm not an idiot," he said. "I realize they do see what's on television and they know how this game's getting hyped, and that's part of it. But as a coach, you're trying every day out on the field to be better than the previous day."

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