Join the ROTC crew for some push-ups?
Take Bullet for a spin following a field goal?
Take a turn on offense?
“I don't know,” Sharp said. “I'm game.”
And just when the OSU offense needed some juice most Thursday night, there was Sharp, bolting 23 yards for a first down on a fake punt, goosing a Cowboys offense that came back to life in a 37-14 win over Arizona.
“It's always fun to do something like that,” said Sharp, whose 23 rushing yards were more than any Wildcat runner. “It gets the crowd excited and gets everybody into the game. And it gets our offense out there and gives them another opportunity to make a play.”
The offense had slipped into a slumber to that point, following a fast start. Arizona had just scored to cut OSU's lead to 21-7 and now the Cowboys were punting the ball back – or not.
The Cowboys didn't score on the drive, but flipped the field, getting the ball back soon after and driving to a touchdown.
“They switched the momentum of the game with that one play,” said Arizona coach Mike Stoops.
STOOPS ON COWBOYS: ‘THEY'RE GREAT'
Arizona's Stoops hasn't always been a favorite of Cowboy fans.
But he had nothing but praise for their team after Thursday night's game.
“That's a big, physical team,” he said. “You can tell they've made the step. They're not a good program. They're great.
“They're going to win a bunch of games this year. I know the top half of the Big 12 looks awful strong, but they'll be there.”
GUNDY: FIRST, THE FLAWS
Before getting into the positives of Thursday night's performance – like the win – Cowboys coach Mike Gundy dealt first with the disappointments, focusing heavily on 10 penalties for 90 yards.
Two of those penalties were for illegal chop blocks, a rule Gundy admitted he was unsure about.
“We will find out,” Gundy said. “We will identify what the problem is, and we'll get it cleaned up. (There were) way too many penalties to have success and be a good football time. You can't have that many yards against you from a penalty standpoint.”
BIG RUN, BY DESIGN
On Oklahoma State's first possession, the Cowboys prepared to line up for a second-and-eight at the Arizona 48.
The play called was 435, a run play for tailback Joseph Randle out of the cross formation.
As the Cowboys were readying to approach the line of scrimmage, fullback Kye Staley told Randle to be ready.
And after running right through a hole created by a big Staley block on Arizona middle linebacker Ron Hankins, Randle scooted 41 yards to the Wildcats' 7 to set up the game's first touchdown.
“We game-planned that play for the whole week,” Staley said. “And he said, ‘If you get him, I'll bust it.' And I told him, ‘Be ready.' As soon as that ball got snapped, I ran inside, I hit him, and he was off to the races.”
Randle said: “We talked right before that play. I told him, ‘I'm right off your butt.' So he knew I was coming right behind him. He made a great play and opened it right up for me.”
STALEY FEELS THE LOVE
The career of Staley hasn't gone at all as planned, with a knee injury nearly wrecking his football future at OSU.
But he's returned to earn the starting fullback job and Thursday got his first carry – a 4-yard run that felt like much more. The Boone Pickens Stadium crowd added to the feeling, with a strong applause.
“I heard the fans with a little extra cheer, and it was exciting,” Staley said. “It felt great. I've been waiting three years for that. I've been through a lot. Fought adversity to get to where I am and I'm very blessed to be where I'm at.”
Staley also caught two passes for 14 yards, showing a burst of speed on a 9-yard gain.
“The adrenaline was running through my veins,” he said.
COWBOYS CORRALLING BALL CARRIERS
Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young said he is pleased with his unit's tackling so far in the young season.
“We haven't had a lot of missed tackles, and we've been tackling some pretty good athletes,” Young said. “And that's really ... remarkable because we didn't scrimmage; we did all of our thud work and things like that, trying to stay as healthy as we possibly could.”
FOLES LEAVES AN IMPRESSION
Oklahoma State put pressure on Arizona quarterback Nick Foles all night, but, for the most part, Foles was able to escape the pressure, taking only one sack in the Cowboys' win.
Foles finished 37-of-51 passing for 398 yards and a touchdown.
“He shook us off a couple times, but he's a big, physical guy,” Young said. “We are very impressed with him. He did a tremendous job of checking into the right plays. They're gonna score a lot of points on a lot of people.”