OSU notebook: Baylor's K.J. Morton enjoyed matchup against Justin Blackmon

Coach Mike Gundy says freshman back 'buying in'
by John Helsley Published: October 29, 2011
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“When we bring the play in, I'm thinking, ‘Here we go.' I see (receiver Terrance Williams), I see his numbers, he's wide open. The ball's thrown, all I see is No. 4 (Gilbert). That doesn't happen naturally.”

COWBOYS CALLED FOR THREE ROUGHING PENALTIES

Oklahoma State was called for three roughing-the-passer penalties on Griffin.

On two of the plays, Griffin lost his helmet.

“Both times, helmet got pulled off,” Griffin said. “I'm not one who wants to see my face and hair out all the time. It just happened.

“On the second one, they literally tried to twist my head off.

“It happens. You can say it's dirty. They say it's football. Who cares, it's over.”

OSU fans didn't like the calls, but Gundy refused to comment on them in his postgame news conference.

COOPER, SMITH INJURED

OSU receiver Josh Cooper started Saturday's game but left in the first half and did not return.

“We could've played him some,” Gundy said. “His muscle is a little tight there; he had a little pull.”

Running back Jeremy Smith also left the game after a 63-yard run in the third quarter.

Gundy wouldn't comment on the nature of Smith's injury.

HISTORY MADE

For the fourth time in school history, Oklahoma State had two 100-yard rushers (Randle and Sims) and one 100-yard receiver (Blackmon).

The last time it happened was in 2008 against Troy, when Kendall Hunter, Keith Toston and Dez Bryant accomplished the feat.

BAYLOR RUNS MANY MORE PLAYS IN LOSS

In Oklahoma State's 59-24 win Saturday, Baylor's offense ran 54 more plays than the Cowboys' did.

“It doesn't matter,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “You've got to put points on the board. What that means is you're grinding for plays ... You've got to hit some big plays and take advantage of opportunities to score.”

BAYLOR SENIOR CALLING FOR PLAYERS ONLY MEETING

Baylor senior receiver Kendall Wright had 11 catches for 117 yards in Saturday's loss and said he plans to call a players-only meeting.

“Whatever they have to say, say it,” Wright said. “Nothing negative, but if they have something to say, say it, get it off your chest.”

The Bears dropped to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in conference play with Saturday's loss.

VENTURA VISITS ALMA MATER

Oklahoma State welcomed alum and new Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura to the Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.

Ventura, who starred on the Oklahoma State baseball team in the 1980s before going on to a long professional playing career, was introduced on the field during a timeout in the first quarter.

Ventura was named as the White Sox manager on Oct. 6.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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