The status of Oklahoma State top playmaker Josh Stewart (foot) remains uncertain heading into Saturday's contest at Texas, though coach Mike Gundy said Monday he was hopeful Stewart could return to practice Wednesday.
If Stewart is unable to play, however, fellow receiver Tracy Moore remains confident that the Cowboy offense can make up for that production. Specifically, Moore is confident in backup David Glidden, who posted career highs in catches (six) and yards (73) while filling in for Stewart against Kansas.
“Glidden is a hell of a player,” Moore said. “You know he's gonna come out and he's gonna give you his best game. He's small, but he has a lot of heart and a lot of energy.
“He's gonna play just as well as Josh did.”
Other receivers who could see more action if Stewart is out Saturday include John Goodlett and C.J. Curry.
Glidden, a Mustang product, is also Stewart's backup at punt returner, averaging 2.2 yards on 11 returns so far this season.
GLENN SPENCER IMPRESSED WITH TEXAS' LATE-GAME RESILIENCE
Texas has had its share of close calls during its six-game winning streak, needing a late (and controversial) touchdown in a 31-30 victory at Iowa State and a field goal to force overtime in Saturday's win against West Virginia.
To some, that might show that the Longhorns are vulnerable. Or perhaps a tad bit lucky.
OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer doesn't see it that way at all.
“They've got a lot of confidence right now, but it's not false,” Spencer said. “They've got it because they've earned it. To me, it's all about what's shown on the film, and they've grinded it out and earned some wins.
“It doesn't matter if they're down, if they're up. If they're down, it doesn't phase them. If they're down on the road, it doesn't faze them. It's like in their mind they're saying, ‘We're gonna find a way to get this done.'”
Like OSU, the Longhorns' schedule stiffens down the stretch, with the Cowboys' visit followed by a home contest against Texas Tech and a trip to Baylor to finish the regular season.
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR BAYLOR AVAILABLE
OSU season-ticket holders can take advantage of a special offer for the Cowboys' contest against Baylor on Nov. 23.
Seats in a season-ticket holder's donor level or lower can be purchased for $90. Additionally, season-ticket holders in a non-donor section can purchase tickets in section 202 or 227 for $90.
Those tickets can be purchased by calling the OSU ticket office at 1-877-255-4678.