OSU Players, Coaches Say Tulsa Not A Trap Game

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 6:01 pm
By: News On 6


STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Typical coach jargon such as "taking it one game at a time" and "not looking past our next opponent" comes up all the time.

But it's easier said than done.

Each year, plenty of Top 25 teams fall victim to what some like to call "trap games," where teams are caught overlooking an opponent that is much more solid than they think.

Oklahoma State players and coaches, however, said there is no way they are overlooking Tulsa, especially with a longer week of preparation following a Thursday night game against Arizona.

"I hope that they understand the importance of each week is basically a one-game season, and that's the beautiful thing about college football," Gundy said.

Oklahoma State routed the Golden Hurricane 65-28 last season in Stillwater, but Tulsa actually holds an advantage at home over the years.

The Golden Hurricane have taken 22 of past 38 games played in Tulsa, which is where Saturday's game will take place.

But just like last season, TU will have to worry about either attempting to keep up with OSU's offensive pace, or stopping it.

Tulsa is already toward the bottom of Division I in several defensive categories and Oklahoma State is second nationally in both passing offense and total offense after two games.

But whatever happens, it's going to be a late night for both teams. OSU and Tulsa kick off at 9 p.m. on Saturday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium.