“I think both teams are a little beat up,” Smith said. “It will kind of be a gut check for both teams. We are going to have to wrestle really well since it is on the road. I've got to remind my guys this isn't the first time we have gone into someone's house and they are ranked No. 1.”
The Cowboys' strength early in the season appears to be at 165 and 174 pounds. Oklahoma transfer Tyler Caldwell is ranked third in 165 pounds, and junior Chris Perry is the top-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds.
Caldwell is 6-0 and scored a major decision victory against Penn's Casey Kent. He will wrestle No. 9 Cody Yohn on Sunday.
“I'm expecting a big crowd and some good fans, so it definitely will be a hostile environment,” Caldwell said. “It's definitely a type of match I get excited for to be on the road and put it on them in their home arena.”