OSU football: Don't worry about defense, Zac's OK, too

Modified: September 8, 2008 at 8:15 am •  Published: September 8, 2008
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STILLWATER — There's plenty to be pleased with after two games if you're an Oklahoma State fan, but any realistic fan has a few concerns, too.

It's a common feeling this time of year for fans to ask themselves, ‘Should we be worried about...?'

Here are answers to some of the potential concerns surrounding the Cowboys.

•Don't worry about the defense. Sure, Houston put up 483 yards, including nearly 387 through the air. But the Cowboys were trying to prevent the big play after the score reached 35-16 midway through the third quarter.

The defense is still better than last year. Saturday's test will prepare them for future opponents with similar offenses, like Texas Tech, Missouri and others.

•Worry about Lucien Antoine's injury. The Cowboys' backup free safety and No. 1 nickelback was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Without him, the depth of the defensive backfield doesn't look near as good as it did before.

•Don't worry about Zac Robinson's inconsistent play. The junior quarterback has made some poor decisions, and some of his deep throws have been a little off. But he gave up some of his practice work to allow the backup quarterbacks more work. So he's still working on some timing issues that will be cleared up by October.

•Worry about the absence of a No. 2 wideout. Dez Bryant is a star and needs to get the ball as much as possible.



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