Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Sunday night that he expects every player who was available at the start of Saturday's win against Baylor to practice by Wednesday.
That includes Josh Cooper (hamstring) and Jeremy Smith (hand), who both left Saturday's game with their injury and did not return.
Cooper started against Baylor and had one catch for four yards on OSU's first drive but left the game with what Gundy called a “little bit of a (hamstring) pull.” Smith tallied 77 yards on just three carries but injured a knuckle in his hand on a 63-yard run in the third quarter.
Kickoff time set for Kansas State game
The kickoff time for OSU's home game against Kansas State has been set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
The game will be televised nationally by ABC or ESPN2 as part of a reverse mirror telecast, meaning that if a household is not in the region where the game is televised on ABC, then the game will be on ESPN2.
Saturday's meeting will be the first time OSU and No. 17 KSU square off with both teams ranked in The Associated Press top 25.
Cowboys improve in goal-line shadow
Before Saturday, the only time an OSU drive began at its own one-yard line this season it resulted in a safety when Brandon Weeden stepped out of the back of the end zone against Texas.
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.”