OSU-Texas Tech Notes

Cowboys impressive in front of a number of recruits

Ranked Foe Vanquished
It was the first win for Oklahoma State over a ranked foe since Oct. 11, 2003, when the Cowboys downed No. 22 Kansas State 38-34 in Stillwater. Texas Tech came in ranked 13th.

Longest Play from Scrimmage
Mike Hamilton's 83-yard run to start the scoring was the longest run by a Cowboy running back since Tatum Bell had a 95-yard scoring run against Texas Tech on Oct. 18, 2003. It was also the longest play from scrimmage this season, replacing D'Juan Woods pair of 49-yard receptions this season.

First Oskie
Donovan Woods' second quarter interception was the first of his career after moving to free safety from quarterback after the Florida Atlantic game in the second week of the season.

Tackles and Sacks
Senior linebacker Jamar Ransom had nine tackles in the game to give him 71 on the season and move him to the lead on the season tackle chart. Junior defensive end Victor DeGrate sacked Texas Tech quarterback Cody Hodges twice in the game and he now has five sacks to lead the team in that category.

There were no serious injuries in the win over Texas Tech. Cornerback Daniel McLemore had a stinger and running back Mike Hamilton had that four-inch gash to his right bicep that took stitches to close. Both returned in the game. Linebacker Lawrence Pinson and offensive tackle Charlie Johnson both returned to action after being out with high ankle sprains, and neither aggravated their injury.

Big Day of Prospects
Salt Lake City (Cottonwood), Utah quarterback Alex Cates, an LSU commitment, that is one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation, was in the stands at Boone Pickens Stadiium with his parents for an unofficial visit. Cates met with head coach Mike Gundy and his recruiting coach Todd Bradford after the game. Also, Coffeyville (Kan.) J.C. wide receiver Devin Thomas was at OSU on an official visit. The 6-2, 215-pound wide receiver with 4.45 speed is one of OSU's top juco wide receiver targets. He is also considering Arkansas, Kansas State and Michigan State.

Other notables on hand included in state prospects like Putnam City North offensive tackle Myron McKinney, who reportedly is close to committing to OSU; Ponca City running back Josh Johnson, Ponca City defensive end Rashawn Parker, Coweta linebacker Mike Bryan, and Stillwater offensive lineman Jacob Secrest, who has already verbally committed to OSU.

Besides Cates, other out of state unofficial visitors included top junior defensive end Adam Arthur, wide receiver Matt Smith and linebacker Steven Little of San Antonio Reagan. Others included Lake Dallas defensive end Mike Mitchell and Holliday linebacker Clay Mills (6-3, 204, 4.7) from Texas. Also watching the game were Tony Sertling out of Pueblo South in Colorado and the trio of Sam Ashman, Will Collins and Riley Hunsaker out of Tipanogos, Utah.

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