The immediate emotional impact is that Oklahoma State needs to work past it and Texas A&M likely felt a surge in that it doesn't have to figure out how to defend Bryant on defense and in the special teams. Both teams need to be careful and not let the Dez news impact their day on Saturday.
Remember, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy knew where this was going and planned accordingly. Bryant has not been in the game plan for days for Gundy and the offensive staff. The offense is also fresh off playing a game without Bryant so that should nullify some of the shock.
Zac Robinson knows how to find them now and while I didn't mention them I also see good things for Dameron Fooks, Josh Cooper, and a healthy DeMarcus Conner. A&M's secondary would much rather come up and stop the run. I believe the Cowboys will keep it balanced meaning the A&M secondary could be caught off guard.
Edge: Slim to OSU receivers
Edge: Slim to OSU defensive line
vs. A&M jack defensive end Von Miller
Edge: Too close to call
@Missouri 23, Nebraska 20
OKLAHOMA STATE 31, @TEXAS A&M 20
@Kansas 34, Iowa State 13
@Oklahoma 27, Baylor 20
@Texas Tech 41, Kansas State 21
@Texas 52, Colorado 14
Last Week's Predictions
@West Virginia 31, Colorado 14
Saturday Iowa State 21, Kansas State 13 (at Kansas City)
@Baylor 38, Kent State 10
@Texas Tech 55, New Mexico 24
Texas A&M 34, Arkansas 31 (at Arlington)
@Miami 28, Oklahoma 26
Note: Games involving FCS teams do not have lines