OSU-Iowa State Notebook

Hermann Eben will never again answer my telephone call. On Friday, the former Oklahoma State receiver (1968-70) visited with me on the telephone for an upcoming feature article in the next issue of Go Pokes Magazine. Eben was surprised to learn that his name was still sprinkled throughout the OSU record book, including being tied for the longest pass reception in school history.

Eben caught an 85-yard touchdown pass from OSU quarterback Bob Curburth against Kansas State in 1969. He shared the record with former Cowboy Curtis Mayfield, who also caught an 85-yard pass from Earl Wheeler against Nebraska in 1985.

But Eben no longer holds the record thanks to Jeremy Broadway. The junior receiver broke the record with his 95-yard catch and run on a pass from Zac Robinson for the Cowboys' sixth touchdown of the day against Iowa State.

Broadway had just 17 receptions for 174 yards for his career entering Saturday, including only one touchdown reception (a 33-yarder from Seth Newton) a year ago. He had just one catch in the Cowboys' first eight games of the 2008 season.

"You know, I was hoping he got to the other side of the 50, and then I saw his form breaking down," Robinson said. "He is definitely one of the fastest guys on our team. He caught it and was gone."

Artrell Woods Gets His First Catch
OSU sophomore receiver Artrell Woods made his first catch since the July 2007 weight-lifting injury that nearly unable to walk. Woods caught a 7-yard pass from backup quarterback Alex Cate late in the fourth quarter for his first reception since Oct. 21, 2006 against Texas A&M.

The Cowboy fans left inside Boone Pickens Stadium gave Woods a standing ovation following the catch.

"It's a big relief. I didn't think I was going to get a standing ovation like I did," Woods said. "It really felt welcoming, and it felt great. I'm glad everyone was still watching. I didn't think it would take this long, but it happens."

OSU head coach Mike Gundy said, "It was nice for Artrell to get out there and get back in it. He played some, and he's kind of getting back in it and into the speed of the game. It was good for him to get that catch. Artie's not an experienced player. Before he got injured he hadn't played very much (making only two catches in 2006). He's been working his way back, and he's been tremendous for us."

Cox, Anderson Get Interceptions
Perrish Cox's second quarter interception was his first of the season and the fifth of his career. The second quarter interception by Terrance Anderson in the end zone was the first of his OSU career.

Cowboy Quotebook
Perrish Cox: "Coach Beckman gets on us every week about showing the world what we can do. We practice hard every day, and we just try to get better every week."

Co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer: "I think the battle cry is always ‘Remember November,' so it is how you end not how you started. Our kids understand that, but we have a tremendous challenge in who we have to play at the end. That Texas Tech game is going to be huge, and then Colorado has always been tough up there. Then to close it with the Bedlam game is not an easy chore. Our kids are looking forward to that challenge."

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