STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ The Cowboys hope an infusion of young talent and a year of experience under Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy will translate into more wins this season.
Gundy's tenure as the Cowboys' coach got off to a rocky start last season. After a 3-0 start with hard-fought wins against Montana State, Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State, the Cowboys went 1-7 in Big 12 play as injuries piled up and the team showed signs it hadn't mastered the new coaching staff's schemes.
But transfer Adarius Bowman is expected to make a splash at wide receiver, and freshmen Perrish Cox and Brady Bond have been impressive in fall camp.
Their first test will come today against Missouri State. Last season, Oklahoma State struggled to put away another Division One AA foe, Montana State, in a 15-10 win in the opener.