Oklahoma State took a hit to its defensive midsection Saturday night, when both starting tackles — Shane Jarka and Chris Donaldson — went out midway through the first half with apparent knee injuries.
The Cowboys are now hoping for a 50-50 proposition with their tackles.
Mike Gundy said Monday that Jarka would not play against Troy, but Donaldson is expected to practice tonight and could return Saturday.
"(Monday) is a day off for us," Gundy said. "We'll know a lot more about them (today)."
Quarterback Brandon Weeden suffered what Gundy termed a "bruise" to his right throwing thumb when he hit a defender's helmet following through on a pass against Washington State.
Gundy offered no concern, however, saying Weeden would practice today and start Saturday.
OSU's 44 rushing attempts against Washington State served as a surprise for a team expected to air it out under new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen.
And the surprise extended to the team.
"Oh, very surprised," said Cowboys guard Lane Taylor. "This offense is known just as an air attack, pass blocking.
"We got out there and we just kept running the ball. It kind of felt like we were in the old offense for a while."
And while Holgorsen has said all along that he'd include Kendall Hunter heavily in the game plan, as well as take what defenses allowed, Saturday's dose of run plays (52 percent) was something new even for him.
"It's game by game, it really is," Holgorsen said. "It's been 15 (percent). It's not been 52 (percent); 52 is the highest I've been a part of."
Surprising even himself, Markelle Martin's heavy hitting took a toll on Washington State — and his own helmet.
Martin had to replace his face mask at halftime Saturday night, following a first half that saw him punishing Cougars. During one four-play stretch, Martin delivered big sticks to Wazzu players for two tackles and a pass breakup.
"I'm just trying to set a tone," Martin said. "I want us to be an aggressive, hard-hitting defense."
Still, Martin said he'd never broken a face mask before. And didn't know he'd done so this time.
"I had no idea," he said. "But once I got around to looking at it, it was bent up pretty good."
While he didn't start, safety Victor Johnson did play significant minutes against Washington State after sitting out much of the preseason due to off-the-field issues.
Another Cowboy disciplined in the preseason, defensive end Jamie Blatnick, did not play.
Gundy offered nothing definite on the timing of Blatnick's return, but seemed to suggest it's coming soon.
"His legal issues are over now," Gundy said. "I've been observing him and taking into consideration how I think he's handled the situation personally. We're going to give him more reps this week and make that decision on Friday.
"At some point, I'd like to put it to rest, just like Victor. It's been dangling out there for a long time. The old fair and speedy trial theory, it's time to put it to rest. He's gotten his punishment, however games he sits out and what he got within our program. He needs to move forward and we need to move forward and everybody needs to give him a chance to move forward."