Oklahoma State in flux after stars depart

Tuesday, August 10th 2004, 2:14 pm
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State finds itself searching for a new set of offensive stars to get them to the next level in Big 12 football.

The Cowboys had plenty to celebrate after last season, coming off its first January bowl game in more than a half-century.

Entering last season, the Cowboys had no questions on offense. They had playmakers Josh Fields at quarterback, Tatum Bell at running back and Rashaun Woods at wide receiver. Now, all three are gone and Fields' heir-apparent may also be out of the picture.

Prize freshman recruit Bobby Reid was the favorite to start at quarterback, but the Cowboys learned he needs surgery to fix torn cartilage in his throwing shoulder.

That leaves it up to one Rashaun Woods' younger brothers -- Donovan Woods -- to lead the Cowboys. He'll have help from brother D'Juan Woods at receiver and Vernand Morency and Seymore Shaw at running backs.