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

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, Published: October 30, 2011

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.”