Shootout Win Gives Cowboys A Boost

Monday, September 24th 2007, 7:51 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Offensive coordinator Larry Fedora balks at the thought that Oklahoma State's shootout win against Texas Tech saved the Cowboys season.

But to fall to 1-3 certainly would have made prospects bleak.

After getting buried in their previous game at Troy, Oklahoma State bounced back from one score after another in a roller coaster game Saturday before pulling out a 49-45 win.

Now 2-2, the Cowboys have their work cut out for them.

Tech's 718 yards of total offense were the most ever for an Oklahoma State opponent, and most of it came through the air in a 646-yard performance by Tech quarterback Graham Harrell.

During his press conference yesterday, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy says it's difficult to cover the pass in the secondary when his defensive line couldn't pressure the passer.

Gunday says he plans to continue working on ways to get more pressure on the quarterback in the upcoming week.

Gundy says other positives from the game were a better ability to avoid third-and-long situations, fewer missed tackles and a solid performance by the offensive line in its first full game without veteran center David Washington, who was injured against Troy.