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Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy meets with Calvin Barnett to discuss penalties

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy met with defensive tackle Calvin Barnett Sunday morning to discuss his three personal fouls in Saturday's loss to Arizona.
By Gina Mizell and Anthony Slater Published: September 10, 2012

Gundy used his common “good, not great” assessment of last week's practices, admitting that the intense heat in Stillwater and the fact that the Cowboys “hadn't been challenged” against Savannah State were factors.

“They just went through the motions and were good, not great,” Gundy said. “They just didn't perform like they should have, but it wasn't so bad that I was alarmed.”


When evaluating Wes Lunt's three-interception performance against Arizona, the general conclusion is just one was his fault.

One happened when Tracy Moore slipped and fell in the middle of his route. One went off Josh Stewart's hands. The other happened when Lunt felt pressure and made an off-balance throw, which was snatched by Jonathan McKnight and returned for a touchdown to all but put the game away for Arizona.

But offensive coordinator Todd Monken took blame for the third interception. He called a third-and-12 play with an empty backfield, so when the Wildcats brought a zero blitz, there were no extra blockers to help Lunt.

“He threw it to the right guy, just late. He saw it late,” Monken said. “Will that happen later in his life? No. But did it happen (Saturday)? You bet it did. It's my fault. It's not his fault.”


OSU is 8-0 against the Ragin' Cajuns all-time, including a 61-34 victory in last season's opener.

Through two games, ULL is plus-three in turnover margin and is giving up just 49 rushing yards per game.

Neither the Cowboys nor Ragin' Cajuns has allowed a sack through two games.

The 11 a.m. kickoff is the earliest at Boone Pickens Stadium since Bedlam in 2004.