Oklahoma State had not been on the cover of Sports Illustrated a single time in the magazine's first 50-plus years of publication. But the Cowboys will be making their second appearance on the cover in the last five weeks with Dez Bryant diving into the end zone for a touchdown beside the headline "Cowboy Up" in this week's Sports Illustrated, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday.
The story about Oklahoma State's season-opening victory over Georgia, written by Albert Chen, begins with a two-page spread with a headline, "Uprising In Stillwater."
The subhead beside a photo of Perrish Cox breaking up a pass intended for Georgia receiver A.J. Green reads, "After manhandling Georgia for its biggest opening win, then seeing Oklahoma and Sam Bradford get flattened by BYU, Oklahoma State is the team to beat in the Sooner State."
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