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Oklahoma State football report card: In his first collegiate start, J.W. Walsh set the curve

TEXAS 41, OSU 36 — You're seen this game, and this report card before, OSU fans.
by Berry Tramel Published: September 29, 2012

Paddle People: A. Defrocked by a new Big 12 rule banning artificial noise-makers while an offense is attempting to function, the front-row student group still came strong. They pounded their paddles against the padding most of the game when allowed, but never crossed the line to warrant a warning from the officials.

Run defense: B. Texas has remade itself into a power running team, but the Cowboys generally stopped the ‘Horns. UT rushed for 136 yards, but its tailbacks combined 123 yards on 30 carries.

Joe Randle: A. The best player on the field. Mike Gundy said Randle was as effective running the ball as any game in his career. Randle had 199 yards on 25 carries. He broke tackle after tackle.

Uniforms: B. The Cowboys pulled out their Bedlam 2011 look – black helmet, orange jersey, black pants. Solid look, but we'd still like to see some of the never-used combinations before we get reruns.

Wildcat defense: D. Four times the ‘Horns removed quarterback David Ash and snapped the ball straight to freshman tailback Johnathan Gray. All four times Texas made a first down.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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