“I just ran. And it opened up for me.”
Things haven't necessarily opened up for Moore in the offense.
Certainly not the kind of things expected after Moore was the surprising breakout performer in OSU's spring game, when he caught nine passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, goosing a fan base looking for post-Blackmon production.
He caught three passes for 18 yards in the opener against Savannah State. None in the loss at Arizona. One against Louisiana-Lafayette. Two against Texas.
Gundy said Moore's impact is defined more by the defense than play calls.
“In our offense, we can't always predict who's going to make a number of plays,” Gundy said, “with the exception of a guy like Blackmon, who's a first-round pick.
“Unfortunately at times, that depends on how they play us. We really can't predict who gets it a number of times in this offense. There are pros and cons to this offense.”
Missing injured starters Tracy Moore (ankle) and Isaiah Anderson (finger) against Kansas, the Cowboys needed fresh targets.
And Charlie Moore produced, turning in the game's offensive highlight and finishing with five receptions for 97 yards. Going forward, he's likely to be needed more, with Tracy Moore's ankle injury potentially troublesome.
“It's never good when guys like Tracy and Ike are down,” Charlie Moore said. “Those guys are leaders, they came back out after halftime and they kept encouraging us. I was just happy to go make plays for them.
“In this offense, anybody can make plays. Today, I happened to get my number called and made a few plays for the team. And it was a lot of fun.”