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Remote patrol: Oklahoma State earns respect from Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

Chris Fowler, who made his debut after replacing Brent Musburger as play-by-play announcer, said, “Give the credit to Oklahoma State. The roster of young, fresh faces has shown grit and fight tonight.”
by Mel Bracht Published: August 31, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma State's Jimmy Bean (92) forces Florida State's Karlos Williams (9) out of bounds during the college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Florida State University (FSU) at the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Jimmy Bean (92) forces Florida State's Karlos Williams (9) out of bounds during the college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Florida State University (FSU) at the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Unranked Oklahoma State fell short of upsetting top-ranked Florida State on Saturday night in the Cowboys Classic, but the Cowboys earned a lot of respect from ABC’s new No. 1 broadcast crew of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.

“Nobody, except for their fan base, expected them to go 37-31 with the defending national champions,” Herbstreit said. “They used this as a springboard into the rest of their season.”

He said it should provide a lift for OSU coaching staff in motivating the team heading into Week 2. “I told you we’re young, but we’re going to have a great year.”

Fowler, who made his debut after replacing Brent Musburger as play-by-play announcer, said, “Give the credit to Oklahoma State. The roster of young, fresh faces has shown grit and fight tonight.”

Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, spoke highly of OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh, who rallied the Cowboys in the second half.

“The kid is a gamer,” said Herbstreit after Walsh scored on a 24-yard run to cut the lead to 27-24. “The team has responded to him. He has been a leader all night.”

However, Walsh failed on an opportunity to drive his team for a go-ahead score when he fumbled and lost the ball after being hit by P.J. Williams. “That is a great hit,” Herbstreit said. “The Noles’ defense came up with the play of the night.”

OSU was aided by a 55-yard touchdown pass to David Glidden on botched coverage by the Seminoles, who appeared to key on speedy Tyreek Hill, who was in motion. “Nobody stayed with David Glidden,” Herbstreit said. “It was a simple bust.”

As for Florida State, Herbstreit noted its offense will need more diversity, and the Seminoles won’t have as easy time as some experts expected in attempting to reach the playoff.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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