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Oklahoma State football: Texas game kick-starts wild conference ride for Cowboys

Coach Mike Gundy: “It's wide open, because there are a lot of teams that are really good.”
By Gina Mizell Published: September 27, 2012

“We've got to have 22 guys we can roll through this game. Otherwise, we're going to wear down. We won't survive it.”

FRIENDLY WAR FOR STEWART

Cowboy receiver Josh Stewart chuckled when asked if this weekend's game against UT is different from others, since he went to middle and high school in the Dallas suburb of Denton.

“I've got a lot of friends back home that are kind of like against me right now, because of Texas,” Stewart said. “Yeah, I think it's an exciting game. We're going to approach it like any other game, though, and play hard.”

But what about for Stewart personally? He was once committed to Texas A&M to play cornerback, before OSU offered him a scholarship and he switched his pledge.

“I don't really have no hatred on any team,” Stewart said, “but I know it's time to strap up and go to war.”

OSU, TEXAS COACHES TO WEAR ‘COACH TO CURE MD' PATCHES

Coaches at OSU and Texas, and at every Football Bowl Subdivision school playing this weekend, will wear arm patches Saturday to help raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy as part of the “Coach to Cure MD” program.

Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association and Parent Project MD. The program, which is in its fifth year, is expected to top $1 million in donations this season for research to find a cure for the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence.

Fans can donate $5 by texting the word “CURE” to 90999 or can donate online at www.CoachtoCureMD.org.