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OSU football notebook: Josh Cooper, Jeremy Smith expected to practice by Wednesday

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 30, 2011
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Things went much better for the Cowboys against Baylor, as OSU not only got out of the shadow of its own goal line twice, but put together two 99-yard touchdown drives.

Gundy said the coaching staff “learned a lesson” about getting off the goal line against the Longhorns and that it had been a point of emphasis during the past two weeks.

“We need to run our offense,” Gundy said. “Our offense is not set up to load a bunch of people inside and start trying to run the ball off the one-yard line. We just want to line up and run our plays, and that's what we did.”

On the first play from the one-yard line, Weeden hit Justin Blackmon for a 13-yard gain. The second time the Cowboys were backed up at their own 1, Weeden found Blackmon for a six-yard gain before Joseph Randle rushed for seven to gain a first down.

“The main thing is just getting a first down — just getting one first down,” Weeden said. “Then you feel like you're in the open field. We weren't able to do that at Texas. We had a chunk play call, and it was just tight quarters for me.

“We had the same play called (Saturday) and we ended up switching back to a different combination.”