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Scouting October: Month looks bigger than ever

Oklahoman Modified: September 28, 2009 at 4:37 am •  Published: September 28, 2009
Month looks bigger than ever
Before the season it appeared Oklahoma State’s four-game stretch in October would define its season. With non-conference play over and Big 12 action quickly approaching, October looks bigger than ever.

Here’s a breakdown of the Cowboys’ next four games:

Oct. 10 at Texas A&M: Quarterback Jerrod Johnson has been outstanding in leading Texas A&M to a 3-0 record while averaging 45 points per game. Linebacker Von Miller ranks among the nation’s top pass rushers with eight sacks in three games.

It’s the Cowboys’ first road test of the season, and it couldn’t come at a tougher venue: Kyle Field.

Oct. 17 vs. Missouri: Blaine Gabbert has replaced Chase Daniel with very little drop off, and Danario Alexander has stepped up in Jeremy Maclin’s absence. The Tigers’ running game is struggling, however, averaging only 3.8 yards per carry.

Oct. 24 at Baylor: Now that dynamic quarterback Robert Griffin is done for the year with an ACL tear suffered in the Bears’ win over Northwestern State on Saturday, this looks like OSU’s easiest game in October.

Oct. 31 vs. Texas: The Longhorns appear to be the favorite to win the Big 12 South after an undefeated September, including a 34-24 win over Texas Tech.

OSU has proven again and again that it can play with the Longhorns but have yet to pull out a win. Is this the year?

Month looks bigger than ever


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