OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy calls K-State's Bill Snyder 'A class act for college football'

By John Helsley and Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writers Modified: October 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm •  Published: October 25, 2010

The biggest regret: tackling.

A review of the game by coaches revealed 33 missed tackles. And while some missed tackles are to be expected, especially against an elusive quarterback like the Huskers' Taylor Martinez, Gundy said a reasonable number might have been 20.

Also troubling, 10 of the misses were attributed to veterans Markelle Martin and Orie Lemon, who are usually dependable.

"We knew that Taylor Martinez was going to get some yards and run," said cornerback Brodrick Brown, "but we missed tackles and that hurt us. That goes back to practice and taking pride in what the defense does. We are going to get back on the work side of tackling."


OSU's Quinn Sharp had a big day punting against Nebraska, averaging a school single-game record 60.4 yards on five boots.

Sharp now ranks No. 1 nationally in punting with a 48.2-yard average, which puts him well ahead of the school record of 45.5 set by Jim Benien in 1971.

"It's really nice, actually," Sharp said of being No. 1. "I didn't come out of high school as a true punter. I feel like with that, it shows that we've worked hard."


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive tackle Jonathan Jenkins committed to Oklahoma State on Monday, according to GoPokes.com.

The 6-foot-4, 343-pound sophomore picked OSU after watching the Pokes' 51-41 loss to Nebraska during his official visit to Stillwater last weekend. He picked the Cowboys over Mississippi, Auburn, Texas Tech, Mississippi State and others.

“The game was great,” Jenkins told the Website. “Even thought they lost, they have a really good team. I liked the whole visit-- the school, the town, the people.”

OSU has 19 known commitments for the Class of 2011.

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