Point-Counterpoint: Which OSU running back will have a bigger impact in the Cotton Bowl?
By BRANDON CHATMON and BERRY TRAMEL, STAFF WRITERS •
Published: January 2, 2010
/articleid/3429135/1/pictures/801737"> OSU’s Kendall Hunter, right, is brought down by Colorado’s Jalil Brown during the Cowboys’ win in Stillwater on Nov. 19. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Even since his return the second half of the season, we haven’t seen the same player we saw in 2008. The nimble, hard-to-grab runner who was a first-team All-American. Maybe Hunter has regained his health during the bowl break, but we’ve seen nothing this season to think Hunter will be a difference-maker vs. Ole Miss.
Chatmon: Health-wise, Hunter says he’s light years from where he was against Iowa State. And there’s no doubt he wants to remind people just how special he was in 2008. I think he wants to send a message to the Big 12 and the nation: Kendall Hunter will return to All-American form in 2010. And he’ll do that today.
Tramel: That would be fantastic news for OSU. This Cowboy offense has lacked big plays without Hunter or Dez Bryant. OSU probably will have to grind it out today, too, which means Mr. Toston needs to eat his Wheaties.