Originally Published: Aug 21, 2010 8:50 PM CDT
OSU scrimmage number two is in the books and, as could possibly be predicted, the defense improved from last weeks scrimmage and dominated the Cowboy offense Saturday. Mike Gundy said his offense had 100 to 150 yards in dropped passes that would have changed the comlexion of the scrimmage. He also said that somebody needed to step up and make plays for the offense and that didnt happen.
Redshirt freshman inside receiver Michael Harrison had a touchdown catch. That is a good sign for the depth of the receiving corp.
True freshman defensive back Justin Gilbert continued his solid preseason camp with an 80-yard punt return for touchdown. The Cowboys have multiple options available in the return game, but Gilberts 4.35 40-yard dash speed makes him a guy they would love to have develop in that role. Gilbert just needs experience and the return for TD is a great sign.
Gundy has repeatedly said the Cowboys would like to have a return guy who can bust a big play as opposed to a sure-handed guy whos just going to make solid plays and not give up the football or field position.
Gundy said the Cowboy secondary has improved a great deal over the last two weeks. Of course it helps that they have been able to work against the same offense during that time.
The head coach called his team far from a finished product. He said theyre happy to have 6 more practices before tapering off to get ready for the opener with Washington State.
The scrimmage was played at the exact same time as the opener two weeks from Saturday.
Sunday is an off day. Classes begin Monday so no practices that day either.