OSU football notebook: Is time of possession irrelevant for Cowboys?

OKLAHOMA STATE FOOTBALL — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy says Alex Elkins is continuing to get better. The juco-transfer linebacker has two critical stops against Baylor in short-yardage situations.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: November 3, 2011

“He's a first year-guy, even though he's a junior college player. There's a considerable difference. He continues to get better, and we expect him to play at a high level from here on out.”

Elkins ranks fourth on the team with 41 tackles this season and also has one fumble recovery.

Moore embracing ‘roller-coaster season'

Tracy Moore had a breakout game in OSU's season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, setting career highs in catches (seven) and receiving yards (112).

Moore has not matched those totals since then, but OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken often specifically mentions Moore as a receiver that consistently plays well but just does not always get the ball thrown his way.

And Moore is not concerned about his individual numbers.

“It's definitely been a roller-coaster season for me,” Moore said. “After the first game, having over 100 yards, and not even seeing 100 yards since then. But I love my teammates, I love playing the game. Whether I'm getting the ball or not, I'm here to be a part of a winning team and do what I can to win.

“If (Joseph) Randle has the ball, Justin (Blackmon) has the ball, I'm trying to get that key block to where they look good and go score. A lot of people don't see that, and I'm not looking for any glory for it. I just like to play.”

Moore is the Cowboys' fourth-leading receiver with 26 catches and 346 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.

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