Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys lose o-lineman Brandon Garrett to broken leg

by Ryan Aber Published: January 3, 2014

Oklahoma State offensive lineman Brandon Garrett suffered a gruesome injury midway through the first quarter of the Cowboys' 41-31 loss to Missouri on Friday night in the Cotton Bowl.

On a Desmond Roland run on the Cowboys' first play of the drive, Garrett was blocked a few yards downfield and his planted left leg snapped, breaking the tibia and fibula.

As he was being carted off, Garrett raised his fist to the crowd, drawing a big cheer.

Garrett was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery to insert a rod into the leg, according to Oklahoma State's radio broadcast.

Chris Grisbhy replaced Garrett at right tackle.


On the first drive of the game, Cowboys' cornerback Justin Gilbert picked off Missouri quarterback James Franklin after Franklin's pass was tipped into the air by Tigers' wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

The interception was the seventh of the season, the most for an Oklahoma State player since Mark Moore also had seven in 1985.

Three players — John Gates (1969), Adam Hinds (1983) and Alvin Brown (1972) holds the Oklahoma State single-season record with eight interceptions.


On the first drive of the second quarter, after sticking with starting quarterback James Franklin through the first, Missouri brought in freshman Maty Mauk.

Mauk started four games this season after Franklin was injured midway through the year.

Mauk quickly made an impact, rushing for 35 yards on the third play of the drive and 34 yards on the next play to help set up a 24-yard touchdown pass and put Missouri up 14-7.

Despite his success, Mauk didn't return until less than three minutes remained in the third, when he threw a pair of incompletions and the Tigers went three-and-out.

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by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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