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OSU football: The Cowboys' offense is in good hands

Even though the starting quarterback hasn't been named, Oklahoma State has plenty of playmakers heading into the 2012 season.
by Berry Tramel Published: April 21, 2012

Charlie Moore stole the show Saturday — are you kidding me? Nine catches, 243 yards, three touchdowns — but Tracy Moore seems primed, too, to become OSU's ace receiver. And OSU always has an ace receiver.

“You don't really want to put restrictions on someone,” Monken said. “Some guys go from 20 catches to 120,” which Blackmon virtually did from 2009 to 2010.

Tracy Moore at least has some OSU history — 73 catches and eight TDs over three seasons — but who in the heck saw Charlie Moore coming?

College football is littered with spring sensations who were fall fizzlers, but the Cowboys swear Charlie Moore is the real deal.

“That's not just a flash in the pan,” defensive end Cooper Bassett said. “He's a freak. He's a stud. He's going to be good. The Moore twins, Tracy and Charlie, both are going to be studs for us. They're no-names, but Justin Blackmon was a no-name two years ago.”

Tracy Moore has made tough catches in big games. But at least Charlie Moore's big day Saturday didn't come courtesy of overmatched defensive backs who were out of position. A couple of Charlie Moore's plays were of the well-covered, circus-catch variety.

“What you like to see, there were some ‘wow' plays,” Monken said. “He jumped over somebody and made a catch. He split the defense and looked fast doing it. You think, ‘maybe there's more to Charlie than even we thought.'”

And maybe there's more to the post-Weeden offense than anyone could have hoped for, regardless of who is handed the reins.

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