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Oklahoma State football: Josh Stewart, Charlie Moore step up to fill Cowboys' WR void

by John Helsley Published: October 20, 2012

“They did that very well.”

The other Moore – Charlie Moore – has reappeared as a big-play option. A spring sensation, he'd been quiet during this regular season, until the injuries hit Anderson and Tracy Moore last week at Kansas.

Immediately, Moore provide the signature highlight in Lawrence, a 72-yard pass and run for a touchdown that stood as OSU's longest play from scrimmage this season – before Saturday.

“Maybe we can get 76 next week,” Moore said with a grin.

Maybe indeed.

Much like at KU, Moore's big play gave the Cowboys – and Cyclones – a jolt Saturday.

On the play, Walsh rolled to his right, buying time for Moore to blow past his defender with a double move. Running clear, all Walsh had to do was deliver, which he did.

“We practice it a lot,” Moore said. “It was a perfect call. With J.W. getting out there, a quarterback who can run, he's going to have space and he's going to give me time to make a double move and get open.

“Just a little pump and go.”

Said OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken: “We've had it in for five weeks, about time we got it called.”

Wrong time for Iowa State.

“We came in at halftime and the difference was a big play, the double-move play” said Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads. “It was a well-conceived play.”

For the Cowboys offensively, the difference was the passing game.

Crisis averted.

“Me and Charlie always talk,” Stewart said. “‘We've got a lot of people out and we've got to go, we've got to really step up.'

“We're just really trying to step up for those guys who were missing.”

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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