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OSU football notebook: Pass rush improving Modified: October 21, 2009 at 9:10 am •  Published: October 21, 2009
Picking up the pass rush
Oklahoma State’s pass rush has improved greatly this season, and it shows in the numbers.

In 2008, OSU was averaging one sack per game thru six weeks. This season, the Cowboys are averaging two sacks per game including three sacks apiece by linebacker Donald Booker and defensive end Richetti Jones.

"Our pass rush is coming along pretty good,” senior defensive end Jermiah Price said. "But we still aren’t playing to the best of our ability.”

That improvement will have to come quickly if OSU expects to reach its preseason goal of 40 sacks. OSU would have to average 4.6 sacks per game to reach that goal during the regular season. Currently, they are on pace to have 24 sacks.

In Focus: Baylor
The Baylor Bears know they have a tough task with the No. 15-ranked Cowboys visiting Waco on Saturday. Coming off a 24-10 loss to Iowa State, the team’s mentality could have reached its lowest point this season but the Bears are focusing on moving forward.

"I don’t think we have much time to sit around and feel sorry for ourselves,” senior linebacker Joe Pawelek said. "This isn’t, by any means, our season down the drain but we do see it as a missed opportunity.”

Said coach Art Briles: "You have to move on and find something else. We just have to look (at the) present and we’re just trying to win each play.”

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