It appears that freshman defensive end Nathan Peterson may have a serious knee injury. Peterson came out of the game in the fourth quarter. His left knee was examined on the sidelines and he eventually went to the locker room with the help of crutches. He also left the locker room later on crutches. An MRI will be done on Monday. For now his injury as listed as a sprained knee. Peterson had played really well in solidifying himself in the starting lineup.
There were no other serious injuries in the game with A&M.
Big Night For The Tight Ends
The tight ends caught seven passes for 80 yards in the loss to Texas A&M. Charlie Johnson made his first two catches of the season, including a third-down catch with a determined run to earn an important first down in the first half.
Billy Bajema caught a career-high five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-goal and it was a beautiful over the shoulder catch.
"It's nice to get a lot of catches, and the tight end was supposed to be a big part of the offense tonight, but it doesn't mean much when you don't win the game," said Bajema of his night.
Most of the Season In One Half
Texas A&M's 26 points in the first half represented the most points given up by the Cowboys in any game so far this season.
Sophomore defensive tackle Brad Girtman suited up, but did not play. Girtman is in the coaching staff's dog house for transgressions off the field. He played on the scout team defense last week. Girtman is making progress and could wind up playing some at Missouri.
Granger, Jones, Smith and Lofton and More On Hand
There were some outstanding prospects in the stands at Boone Pickens Stadium for the game with Texas A&M.
Among the five-star caliber recruits on hand were Dallas (Texas) Kimball defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger (6-3, 335), Kimball defensive end Jameon Hardeman, McKinney (Texas) defensive tackle Lorenzo Jones (6-4, 290), Edmond Sanat Fe athlete Reggie Smith (6-2, 185), and Kingfisher linebacker and OU commitment Curtis Lofton (6-0, 210).
Among the Oklahoma State committed players in the stands were Sulphur linebacker Eric Preast, Garber offensive lineman Brady Bond, Garland (Texas) kicker Matt Fodge, DeSoto (Texas) cornerback T.J. Bell and tailback Kevin White, and Duncanville (Texas) defensive back Gremon Coffman.
Bell wasn't the only brother of a former or current Cowboy in the house as Grant Jones' younger brothers – Gerald and Girard Jones of Pawnee – and Greg Gold's younger brother Marcus out of Irving High School in Texas were all at the game.
There were 55-60 prospects that attended the game, including Justin (Texas) defensive back Zack Taylor, Ft. Worth Diamond Hill running back Vincent Tucker, Amarillo Palo Duro defensive end Evander Hood and safety teammate Corey Gindratt, Paris North Lamar (Texas) wide receiver Brandon Henneman, Coffeyville (Kansas) wide receiver Ronald Davis, Midwest City quarterback and athlete Laron Moore, and Edmond Memorial center and deep snapper Zach Allen.
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