Moore Not So Quick To Say Goodbye

Oklahoma State has 28 seniors that will be playing their final game for the Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl, and nearly half (13) are from the state of Texas. Linebackers Caleb Lavey and Shaun Lewis, cornerback Justin Gilbert, and wide receiver Charlie Moore are playing their final college game in the football palace of Texas, AT&T Cowboys Stadium.

"It's exciting. It's only an hour and a half away from home so I have a lot of family and friends coming out to this game," Moore said. "Playing in Texas in one of the greatest stadiums in the world and playing a good Missouri team is awesome. I'm very excited."

Moore may not have caught as many passes as he would liked during the 2013 season but he had 30 receptions for 388 yards, including touchdowns like the 33-yarder from Clint Chelf in San Antonio, a key six-yard touchdown pass from J.W. Walsh to help beat Kansas State, the clincher against Texas where he still made the catch despite being interfered, and the first touchdown for the Cowboys in the 49-17 victory over Baylor.

Moore was a part of the last game the Cowboys played against Missouri. He was pressed into action when the Cowboys suffered injuries to both senior Hubert Anyiam and Justin Blackmon.

"I remember that game, but I haven't watched much of it since 2011," Moore said. "They have a great defense. Their defensive backs are quick and physical. Then, of course, their defensive line is pretty tough. We're preparing for them. We've got to worry about ourselves, and I trust our coaches to have a great game plan."

Moore, like all of his teammates and especially the seniors, trusts in that game plan and their ability to execute it while preparing to get a win in his final game as a Cowboy.

So, for Moore, has it sunk in that this will be his last game playing for Oklahoma State?

"It's already started to sink in. I've been packing up my house," Moore revealed. "When I leave next Monday, I 'm leaving. After the bowl game, I'll be going down to Tyler. I'll be back home.

"It's kind of crazy to think about that, but as far as my last game, it's crazy that it's here. This season has felt like it's flown by. I'm going to soak it in for all it's worth and enjoy every bit of it and every minute I have with the guys on this team."

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