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BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: October 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm •  Published: October 14, 2010

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."

SCREEN TEST

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."

COWBOYS SALUTE

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."