OSU has three quarterbacks with Big 12 victories this season.
And while such success isn't unheard of, it's pretty heady stuff, and more than notable in Cowboys history.
As recently as 2008, Cincinnati made the Orange Bowl despite repeated quarterback changes. Now the Cowboys are aiming for a premium postseason, whether it's Clint Chelf, Wes Lunt or J.W. Walsh behind center.
The 2008 Bearcats and the 2012 Cowboys aside, playing as many as three quarterbacks usually is a recipe for disaster.
The 1999 Cowboys used three quarterbacks. After Tony Lindsey suffered a knee injury, the Cowboys used both B.J. Tiger and Ben Bowling at quarterback, until Lindsey's hurried return, but Tiger made all five starts, with Bowling in relief, when Lindsey was out.
In 1993, OSU used three starting quarterbacks: Gary Porter, Tone' Jones and Andy Loveland, combining to go 3-8.
More recently, in 2005, Donovan Woods started the first two games, victories over Montana State and Florida Atlantic, then was moved to defense to make way for Bobby Reid. Reid quarterbacked a win over Arkansas State and losses to Colorado and Missouri, before being injured against the Tigers. That brought on Al Pena, who went 0-4 as a starter, before Reid returned to engineer an upset of Texas Tech before losses to Baylor and OU. That trio: Woods 2-0, Reid 2-4 and Pena 0-3.
MISSISSIPPI STATE TICKETS AVAILABLE
Oklahoma State football season ticket holders and POSSE members can now purchase tickets for the Cowboys' Aug. 31 contest against Mississippi State at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
The game is OSU's 2013 season opener and part of the Texas Kickoff Classic.
OSU's ticket allotment is 10,500, with prices ranging from $125 to $45. Seat assignments will be based on POSSE Priority Points for tickets purchased before May 1, 2013.
“All of our seats are located between the goal lines of Reliant Stadium,” Craig Bauman of the OSU ticket office said in a release. “The majority of our allotment will be in lower level of the facility.”
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.okstate.com/kickoffclassic or by calling the OSU ticket office at 1-877-All-4-OSU (877-255-4678)
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Jan. 1, with seat assignments finalized in May.
PETERSON ON THE RISE
On the Cowboys' latest depth chart, Brodrick Brown and Justin Gilbert remain listed as the starters at cornerback, with true freshman Kevin Peterson backing up Brown.
That's the way it was last week, too, when Peterson replaced Gilbert, who started instead as a fifth defensive back against West Virginia.
Whether or not Peterson has supplanted the struggling Gilbert, he's at least earned a bigger role on the defense.
“He's just getting better and better,” said Cowboys defensive coordinator Bill Young. “He's so much better than what we thought he would be at this point.
“So many people play with four and five wide receivers and they run our corners to death. You have to have a spell. To be able to put him in and not have a big drop-off has been huge for us.”
By John Helsley, Berry Tramel and Gina Mizell