TIME OFF ALLOWS WALSH PACKAGE TO EXPAND
Against Texas, quarterback J.W. Walsh worked pretty much within a comfort zone package of plays designed to accentuate his strengths.
The playlist featured a heavy dose of Cowboys run game, some of Walsh's own running and intermediate passes focused on the middle of the field. The extra time leading up to next week's game at Kansas will involve expanding Walsh's playbook, said offensive coordinator Todd Monken, although the additions won't be automatic come game time.
“It's much easier to dabble a little if you're winning and things are going good,” Monken said. “What are you going to do if it's always close? Well, you've got to run what's in his wheelhouse.
“If we're up a couple of scores, maybe you can jack around a little.”
OPPONENT WATCH: KANSAS
The Kansas Jayhawks have seen their future — at least a wishful feature — and it looks like …
Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis understands the rivalry and the disdain the two schools hold for each other, yet he sees K-State and admits admiration.
“I don't want every Kansas fan to be mad at me,” Weis told reporters this week, “but it's a pretty good role model.”
Weis and the Jayhawks, who host OSU next week, get a close-up look at the Wildcats Saturday.
K-State won't necessarily be good preparation for the Cowboys, since the 'Cats ride the running of quarterback Collin Klein, a contrast to OSU's spread passing attack.
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