OSU football notebook: Cowboys showed character

Receivers Justin Blackmon, Tracy Moore should play Saturday
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: November 1, 2010 at 8:32 pm •  Published: November 1, 2010

Gundy said Blackmon and Moore would return to the rotation in full Saturday against Baylor, suggesting their punishment has been served.

Blackmon did not make the trip to Manhattan after facing a DUI complaint on an ill-advised trip to last week's Dallas Cowboys game. Moore, also along on the Dallas excursion, did not play on offense against Kansas State, limited only to special teams.

INJURY UPDATE

Anyiam, suffering from a high ankle sprain, was limited in practice Sunday night and is questionable for Baylor.

Backup cornerback and return man Justin Gilbert, also battling a bum ankle, was more active in practice and is probable.

BIG DRIVE

Down 7-0 late in the first half at K-State, the Cowboys went on a clutch drive to a tying touchdown that resulted in relief and rejuvenation for the offense.

"Our defense played so well in the first half," said quarterback Brandon Weeden. "I kept telling them, 'We're going to get some points.' We just never did.

"That drive was kind of the difference. We got a little momentum going into halftime. That was probably the biggest drive of the game."

NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER

The flip of the calendar brings a fun vow of unity at OSU: No-Shave November.

"If I can grow a beard, I'll be stoked, because I've never tried," Weeden said.

Weeden's growth has already begun. Others, it seems, might have a harder time.

"All the quarterbacks are involved," Weeden said. "Clint Chelf is 19, I'm not sure he's shaved in 19 years. He's got nothing, just bald.

"We're going to give it a shot. I'll be very surprised if I make it all 30 days of the month."

While many of the Cowboys have no one to answer to but the mirror, Weeden has a wife, Melanie, at home. And early indications are not favorable.

"No, she doesn't like it," Weeden said. "I told her this morning I was going to try it, and she wasn't very happy about it."


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