The Cowboys used their dual-tailback set more against Louisiana-Lafayette, lining up Kendall Hunter and Joseph Randle together in the backfield.
The look creates issues for defenses locked in on Hunter, with Randle's ability to make plays as a runner or receiver.
"Especially when we're motioning them and doing all that we do with those two guys," said quarterback Brandon Weeden. "Defenses have to account for two guys, versus just one.
"We used that to our advantage the other night, with those two in a little speed package. They're so dynamic with the ball in their hands and also in pass blocking."
With OSU facing the possibility of a depleted wide receiver corps Saturday at Texas Tech, playing Hunter and Randle together could be an option to create offense. Randle is OSU's fourth-leading receiver.
"It's what gives you nightmares," said Tech coach Tommy Tuberville. "When you get a passing game like we have and like Oklahoma State has and you get the running game going, it is a double whammy.
"It gives nightmares to your linebackers. Do you pass coverage or try to stop the run? It is tough to stop and defend. Maybe the most balanced team we will see all year."
OSU's Justin Blackmon and Dan Bailey go about scoring in far different ways, yet score just the same.
And score frequently.
Blackmon leads the nation with 11 touchdown receptions and has 12 TDs overall, ranking No. 1 in NCAA scoring with 72 points. Bailey, a perfect 11-for-11 on field goals and 32-for-32 on extra points, ranks third nationally with 65 points.
The race is on?
"We haven't really said anything to each other about it," Bailey said. "I am happy for him, and he is doing great. It is fun to watch him. And then I get to kick the extra point for him after he scores."
Texas Tech's offense under Tuberville isn't as much Mike Leach, as it is the Troy Trojans.
Tuberville hired Neal Brown from Troy to direct his first offense at Tech. And Brown, like Troy, employs a variety of screen passes and short routes, the kind that have at times given the Cowboys fits this season.
"Texas Tech's offense is going to be very similar to Troy," said OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young. "They are going to spread you out and throw a lot of screens all over the place. One of the issues we had with that kind of offense is that if you miss a tackle in open spaces, they are gone."
The Cowboys were visited by Army Sergeant Michael Heimdale following Wednesday's practice.
Heimdale presented OSU coach Mike Gundy with an American flag that was flown in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on a mission in Baghdad in honor of the Cowboys' support of the troops overseas.
Throughout the season, OSU players have been corresponding with members of the U.S. military deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, sending letters to the troops.
Wide receiver Hubert Anyiam dedicated his first touchdown catch of the season to Dustin Hefley of the U.S. Navy, who has recently returned home from deployment.
"I've really enjoyed writing him," Anyiam said. "I wrote him the first week that I was going to score a touchdown for him that first week, but I didn't get to play much that first week.
"I finally got one, and I dedicated it to him."