Tony Lindsay left Saturday night's game late in the third quarter with "tightness" in his shoulder and didn't return.
The senior quarterback took hits on a pair of long scrambles, at the end of 53- and 27-yard gains. Three plays after the latter, he was replaced by Aso Pogi.
Simmons said he was optimistic Lindsay would be ready to go against Texas. If not, Pogi would get his first career start and walk-on Ryan Biven would be the backup.
Starting right guard
Bryan Phillips, who talked
about the anticipation of his
matchups with the Southern
Miss defensive linemen,
played just two downs.
Phillips twisted an ankle
running onto the field before
the game, tried to play and
All too familiar?
For all the preseason and pre-game hype about OSU's diverse new offense, the first half was a dud.
With 26 offensive snaps, the Cowboys called just five pass plays -- none on first or second down -- and completed but one for 3 yards. Of the other 21 calls, there were 18 runs up the middle, one quarterback draw, a reverse that lost 9 yards and a sack.
The result: three first downs and 49 yards against a Golden Eagles defense that crowded the line and dared the Cowboys to throw.