Oklahoma State football: Brodrick Brown's return boosts defense in scrimmage

Offense took advantage of young replacements during first scrimmage of the fall. That changed in the second scrimmage with Brown in the lineup.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: August 20, 2012

Now a senior, Anderson appears ready to make the most of his most prominent role yet.

“Last season, with Hubert Anyiam in front of me, I was kind of that backup guy and knew I had to step in and make plays if he wasn't able to,” Anderson said. “Now he handed me the stick and I'll go and take it on my own.

“I'm taking it full on and making sure I get better.”

In turn, he should ensure that he's more involved.

“I've got a bigger piece of the pie now,” Anderson said. “I'm going to be counted on more this season than I was in my previous two. I'm ready to step up to the challenge.”


OSU's opening opponent, Savannah State, struggled offensively in its Saturday night scrimmage.

The Tigers' No. 1 offense didn't register a first down through its first three series and managed but one field goal overall, with freshman defensive end Andrew Gardner leading the way with three sacks and another quarterback pressure, according to the Savannah Morning News.

One of the offensive highlights came from backup wideout Angelo Cauley, a sophomore who scored for the second team on a 21-yard touchdown catch.

“We keep harping on it,” Tigers coach Steve Davenport told the paper, “we're really, really young. But we think the young guys we have are going to be really good.”

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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