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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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The Houston Chronicle learned on Wednesday that Texas and Oklahoma Statement from OU: "The college athletics landscape is shifting constantly. We don't address every anonymous rumor."Those certainly aren't denials! Of course, this is pure speculation at this point. Just because Texas and OU have reached out about the possibility of leaving for the football super conference, that doesn't mean the SEC would ultimately admit the two schools even if it does consider it. Texas and OU to the SEC is far from a done deal and likely wouldn't take place for a few more seasons if it does happen, in which case the remaining Big 12 schools would have some time to figure out what to do next.It isn't surprising either. The Big 12 paid out between $38 million and $42 million for member schools in the 2019 fiscal year. The Big 10 paid member schools $55.6 million and the SEC paid out $45.3 million to its schools. Every "power 5" conference has its own television network other than the Big 12, which has Big 12 Now behind an ESPN+ paywall https://www.ltoutletstore.com/Hunter_Faust_Jersey-86. The financial benefits to be reaped by jumping to the SEC could be the main reason for this potential move.Oklahoma State is reportedly getting a head start on figuring out what to do next just in case, according to this statement released by the school:Statement from State: That means the PAC-12 could add four of the remaining five Big 12 schools. My guess is the conference adds Baylor and TCU to keep those two together and rounds it out with Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, two similar schools. Before I discuss what those divisions would look like, there are two pressing questions to answer in my opinion. In a world with NIL opportunities for athletes and a playoff expanding to 12 teams to give the best group of five schools opportunities as well, do the top group of five schools look to capitalize on this movement? SMU has become an attractive option, landing three top-115 players in the last two classes Garrett Nussmeier Jersey. Dallas is the perfect market for NIL opportunities and players may value being a top dog at a school like SMU rather than just another guy at a school like Texas. UCF, Boise State, Memphis and others are in this conversation as well.The other question to ask involves Kansas. You may have noticed I didn't give the Jayhawks a home in all the realignment madness. Obviously, Kansas has a marquee basketball program with some of the best facilities in the nation. The same can't be said for many other athletic programs in Lawrence. It feels wrong leaving Kansas out of any conference, but UCONN has a marquee hoops program as well and the Huskies recently joined the Big East for all programs other than football, which went independent.A similar model might or might not work for Kansas, but Jayhawk basketball doesn't feel like it belongs in anything but the best. A move to the Big East or West Coast Conferenceeach of whom have great basketball programswould make the most sense, but still feels wrong to me. However, the rest of Kansas' athletic programs aren't necessarily desirable and I don't know where they fit in. But the reality is realignment like this is never going to be perfect, so the Jayhawks are a casualty here.Now, here's what I think my reimagined PAC-12 looks like with Oklahoma State in it:The top question here is if the top-two finishers in each division play in the PAC-12 Championship Game or if the top two finishers in the conference would. The answer to that question is likely predicated on how many division games would be required. The Big 12 currently has nine conference games and three non-conference games on the slate so that way each team plays each other every year. The SECcurrently with 14 teamsdoes eight conference games and four non-conference, with the conference games broken up into six division games and two non-division games. As a visualization, Alabama will play all of its SEC West division matesArkansas, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Texas AMand SEC East members Florida and Tennessee. The Crimson Tide plays Tennessee every year as a rivalry game while the other SEC East opponent rotates. It is unclear how the addition of another team to each division would change things.Because I'm essentially making all this up as a hypothetical, here is what I would do. I would require each team to play five of its division mates every year, leaving three conference games against non-division mates. In this scenario, Oklahoma State would play five of the seven of Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, TCU, Texas Tech and Utah every year. Whichever two they don't play would be on the schedule the following year https://www.ltoutletstore.com/Pig_Cage_Jersey-144. Then, OSU plays three of Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State every year on a rotating basis. That leaves four non-conference games which could be OUwho would also have four non-conference datesand three others.That paints the picture of a conference not as strong at the top as the SEC and Big 10and nobody the same level as Clemson in the ACCbut also a deeper conference than the SEC and on par with the depth of the Big 10, or whatever they hopefully rename their new 16-team monstrosity. There is plenty to be determined at this time and this isn't the first instance of rumors about Texas and Oklahoma trying to abandon the current digs in hopes of joining the far more lucrative SEC. In a world where money is key, the Big 12 is lagging behind in terms of television deals that have proved to put other conferences ahead. While it is scary to think of what another round of landscape-changing realignment looks like, it is good to hear OSU is aware and will do whatever it takes to put the school in the best position possible.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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What a week for the Big 12. Oklahoma loses to Baylor, Texas Tech kicked a 62 yard field goal to beat Iowa State and become bowl eligible for the first time since 2017 and Kansas beat Texas. Yes you read that right, Kansas beat Texas! I have my work cut out for me this week but here's another week of Big 12 Bowl Projections in this week's edition of Going Bowling! Oklahoma- Sugar Bowl vs Alabama With the loss to Baylor, The Sooners playoffs chances are all but dead. They can still win the Big 12 but they need a lot of help to get into the playoff and I don't think the playoff committee likes that much. Alabama can get into the playoff if they don't lose the rest of the way Jordan Schippers Jersey. But with Georgia still in the way, I find this unlikely. Bama goes to the Bayou for New Years and faces OU in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma State- Fiesta Bowl vs Michigan Oklahoma State has been playing its best football in their last three games, dominating the Horned Frogs on Barry Sanders night. I think with one more win, the odds of them making a New Year's Six game increase tremendously. It'll feel like 2011 with the Cowboys going back to Glendale and the Fiesta Bowl. Michigan or Michigan State will end up in this spot. I think Michigan will the lower ranked out of the two so they land here. Baylor- Alamo Bowl vs Arizona State So I guess Baylor did not hit their ceiling and are still alive in the Big 12 Championship hunt. Their game against Kansas State will more likely than not be a play-in game for the Alamo Bowl. Whether or not they go to the Big 12 Championship honestly is dependent on Oklahoma to lose one of their final two games. If that happens, the Bears could potentially see themselves in a New Year's Six bowl.Arizona State is a sneaky 7-3 that faces Oregon State Arizona to close out the season. They should be 9-3 by the time its all said and done. Kansas State- Cheez-It Bowl vs NC State With the way Iowa State is playing right now, I got Kansas State jumping Iowa State right here to go make the trip for "all the Cheez-Its" With the loss to Wake Forest, NC State will likely head here depending on how Wake Forest-Clemson goes down. A head to head victory for NC State could propel them upward to a better bowl with a Clemson loss. Iowa State- Liberty Bowl vs Mississippi State Iowa State, what are you? You were supposed to be the number two team in the Big 12 and you're 6-4? You still have to play OU and a TCU team that beat Baylor... you beat you guys! If Matt Campbell was ever going to jump ship, it's probably now. Will be at the bowl game? Maybe? Maybe not. Mississippi State is 6-4 as well but a very solid 6-4 and a team that'll be on the rise in the future. It'll be a battle of two teams on different trajectories after this year. Texas Tech- Texas Bowl vs Tennessee I did not think they would find a way to win a sixth game, but lo and behold the leg of Jonathan Garibay delivered a 62 yard field goal to give the Red Raiders from Lubbock bowl eligibility for the first time since 2017. They'll stay in their home state and face another surprising soon to be bowl eligible team https://www.kswoutlet.com/Blake_Lynch_Jersey-123, Tennessee. West Virginia- Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs Rutgers West Virginia takes on Texas in a "Loser leaves town" game where the loser will have their seventh loss. West Virginia has Kansas the following week, which Kansas could get the upset there. But it looks like the Mountaineers will go 6-6 this season and make their second straight bowl appearance under Neil Brown. Rutgers Maryland are both currently 5-5 and will likely both be 5-6 before their matchup in The battle for a bowl bid. Where the winner goes to a bowl, the loser stays at home for the Holidays. Teams that will not make a bowl game Texas- lol.TCU- Oklahoma State destroyed any momentum TCU had. At 4-6, all that needs to happen is wins vs Kansas Iowa State. Which considering how Iowa State has been playing recently, could be possible. However I find this scenario to be unlikely. Kansas- On behalf of everyone at Cowboys Ride for Free, I want to say how proud I am of The Jayhawks for winning their first road game since 2008! It's been a long time coming and Lance Leipod might be the coach of the future for Kansas Chabastin Taylor Jersey. That being said, despite the great win, they are not bowl eligible with eight losses.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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Five-star recruit Cade Cunningham made his official visit to Oklahoma State this past Friday.Cunningham, the second-highest rated recruit in the 2020 class, had an eventful visit that included a tour of OSU's athletic and academic facilities, a slam dunk at Gallagher-Iba Arena and a close view of the Cowboys' 56-14 victory over McNeese. Here are the highlights from Cunningham's busy weekend in Stillwater:Cunning-SLAM?Cunningham's visit to Gallagher-Iba allowed him to showcase his dunking abilities:That video https://www.gboutletstore.com/Dan_Jackson_Jersey-50, courtesy of on Instagram, also features OSU Sophomore Isaac Likekele. Likekele and Cunningham are from the same city and both played on Team USA in the FIBA U19 World Cup this summer. Credit to on InstagramsBest Seat in the HouseBeing a five-star recruit has it's benefits. Cunningham was given VIP access to OSU's home opener vs. McNeese State.With a 56-14 victory and a sold out Boone Pickens Stadium, both Cowboy football and OSU fans did their part in making this a great experience for Cunningham. That color looks good on you Supporting CastCunningham wasn't the only highly touted recruit in Stillwater this weekend.Both Rondel Walker and JT Thor, two four-star recruits, also visited Oklahoma State this Friday. Walker is a 6 foot 2 shooting guard from Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City. He's the second-highest rated player from Oklahoma in the 2020 class and the No. 16 SG in the country.Thor is a 6 foot 8 power forward from Norcross High School in Georgia Tymon Mitchell Jersey. He's the third-highest rated Georgian player and the 47th best player in the U.S https://www.gboutletstore.com/Dylan_Fairchild_Jersey-121, "What y'all think?"Cunningham posted this Instagram story shortly following the conclusion of his This photo features Cunningham's family, most notably his brother Cannen, who joined Oklahoma State's coaching staff back in June.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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Freshman Reece Witcraft will wrestle for Oklahoma State at 133 pounds this weekend in Pennsylvania, coach John Smith said Wednesday afternoon.Witcraft went 4-0 and captured the OCU Open title this past weekend in his collegiate debut. The Broken Arrow product racked up the second most team points for OSU with 26. He won back-to-back individual state championships to close out his high school career, and won the 2018 Ironman title and 2017 Cadet Fargo crown."(The OCU Open) helped me with Witcraft," Smith told the media. "We're at a pinch at 133, and should I or shouldn't I? This is an opportunity for him to grow up. We need to see him grow up and do somethings mentally in matches that maybe he's been allowed to do for maybe too long a period of time Everett Johnson Jersey. "For that reason, I just really feel like it's a good opportunity for him to learn the hard way. He looked good this weekend and looked like he grew up a lot." Witcraft takes over the 133 spot from Daton Fix, who was the NCAA runner-up last season as a redshirt freshman but is using an Olympic redshirt this season as he prepares to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. Smith was expected to redshirt Witcraft while two-time NCAA All-American Kaid Brock finished his college career at 133, but the Stillwater native tore the ACL in one his knees in August. Brock could still return late this season https://www.cgboutlet.com/Mckyle_Sooto_Jersey-138. OSU opens its dual season at 7 p.m. Friday at Drexel in Philadelphia then wrestles at 1 p.m. Saturday at No. 10 Lehigh in Bethlehem. With a tight turn around, Smith could opt to have Witcraft wrestle one dual and turn to redshirt freshman Conner Wilson for the other. Wilson, who was 26-6 at Pratt Community College in Kansas prior to transferring, was 3-1 at 141 pounds last season and an injury caused him to miss most of the season.Redshirt senior Nick Piccininni, who went undefeated during the regular season and finish fifth at 125 pounds at the NCAA tournament, has taken Witcraft under his wing. Piccininni told Witcraft to keep things simple heading into the duals."I did tell him one thing,wrestling is wrestling. You've been doing it your whole life, so nothing is going to change. If you go out there and do what you've been doing since you were a little, little kid it's not much different Ethan Saunders Jersey,'" Piccininni said. "He's just going to treat it like any other time. It's his first time so it's probably exciting for him. "He's good and definitely capable and prepared."Other notesRedshirt sophomore Kaden Gfeller and redshirt senior Joe Smith did not compete at the OCU Open, but will "most likely" travel with the team, but it's unknown whether they'll be in the lineup.Junior Alex Kauffman has been suspended for violating team rules, and his status going forward is unclear. Redshirt sophomore heavyweight Cornelius Putnam also did not wrestle at the OCU Open and will not travel due to academic reasons. Classmate Austin Harris wrestled one match at the OCU Open then was pulled from the tournament for precautionary reasons after he "dinged" a previous injury. Harris will start at heavyweight.Redshirt junior Dakota Geer or redshirt freshman Anthony Montalvo will wrestle at 197. Geer, a Edinboro transfer and Pennsylvania native, split time between 184 and 197 last season and claimed All-American honors at 184 as the No. 26 seed. Montalvo, a two-time California state champ for powerhouse Buchanan, wrestled exclusively at 184 in open tournaments for the Cowboys.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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It's week seven of the college football season and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are still undefeated. The Pokes are 5-0 and travel to the capital of the Lone Star State to take on the No. 25 Texas Longhorns. Our staff made predictions for games in the Big 12 and across the country thanks to Tallysight.No. 12 Oklahoma State No. 25 TexasOklahoma State will put its undefeated record on the line in Austin on Saturday morning. The Cowboys had the week off while Texas was busy blowing a 21 point first-quarter lead to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry Game. Texas will be tasked with beating another ranked team from Oklahoma in order to remain in the top-25. Texas averages the most points-per-game in the Big 12 Conference and the Oklahoma State defense allows the least amount of points-per-game in the conference. The old unstoppable force meets the immovable object. Something has got to give.At the end of the day, I don't think the Oklahoma State offense is able to keep up with Texas, and the lack of offense in the second half is the primary reason why I think Texas prevails over OSU 31-24 on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on FOX. Jacob Ingalls has OSU coming out of Austin with a 24-21 win, but the rest of the staff is picking Texas to bounce back from its loss to OU https://www.bcoutletstore.com/Josh_Wilson_Jersey-144. No. 19 BYU BaylorA Baylor win over BYU would look good for Oklahoma State and potentially vault the Bears back into the top-25. Baylor is coming off a home win over West Virginia while BYU suffered a loss at home last week to Boise State. Gerry Bohanon passed for 336 yards and four touchdowns and Tyquan Thornton caught eight passes for 187 yards and two scores against West Virginia en route to a 45-20 win. The Baylor offense looked much better than it did against Oklahoma State, albeit against a worse defense. I have had a hard time calibrating Baylor so far this season. Sometimes they look great and other times not so much. I think Baylor could absolutely win this game, but I am going to go with BYU by a field goal. Ingalls agrees with me but Ian and Robert are going with Baylor. Kick off is at 2:30 Saturday afternoon on ESPN. Texas Tech Kansas Texas Tech and Kansas will face off in Lawrence on ESPN+ at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon. Texas Tech suffered a 21 point loss to TCU last week and is off to a 1-2 start. I don't think Kansas' season needs much of an explanation at this point. With that being said, Texas Tech should be able to come into Lawrence and get whatever it wants against Kansas. Texas Tech needs a big win to boost confidence with a stretch of games against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Iowa State coming up. Needless to say, our entire staff has Texas Tech winning and covering the 16.5 point spread against a hapless Kansas squad. TCU No. 4 OklahomaWho will start for at quarterback for Oklahoma? Will it be Caleb Williams or Spencer Rattler? It's not often OU changes quarterbacks in the middle of the season, but it looks like Rattler will make the transition from Heisman candidate to bench warmer. Williams looked much better in a few quarters against Texas than Rattler has looked all year. As a result, Oklahoma erased a big deficit against Texas to win the Red River Rivalry. Williams had a pair of jaw-dropping passes, and Marvin Mims had a jaw-dropping catch on one of those passes, but the main thing Williams did that was a big improvement over Rattler was taking care of the ball. Rattler turned the ball over twice while the true freshman protected the ball the rest of the game. I think Williams gets the start on Saturday. TCU might be in some trouble of its own as star running back Zach Evans was listed as questionable to play as of Friday. Quarterback Max Duggan and receiver Quentin Johnson were also questionable to play as of Friday, and if all three miss the game, the OU defense will face a shell of what TCU's offense normally is Keanu Saleapaga Jersey. This should be an exciting game for a number of reasons. It could be our first look at Williams as a starter and a preview of what is to come for Oklahoma. We also might get a look at how good some of TCU's backup players are. If Duggan, Evans and Johnson do play, this game could be a high scoring shootout. Our entire staff has OU winning but TCU covering a 13.5 point spread. Kick off is set for 6:30 Saturday night on ABC. Iowa State Kansas StateA pair of 3-2 squads will get together in Manhattan at 6:30 Saturday night. The game will be played on ESPN2 and both teams need a win. Iowa State is 1-1 in conference play with a big win over Kansas and a loss on the road to Baylor. Kansas State is 0-2 in conference play with a 31-20 loss to Oklahoma State and a 37-31 loss to Oklahoma. Iowa State has been particularly disappointing after being a Big 12 Championship Game contender in the preseason. With only one loss in conference play, Iowa State can still get there, but it has to be nearly perfect from here on out. This should be a close game in a great environment, but I am going with Iowa State in a close one. The rest of the staff has Iowa State winning except for Robert, who thinks Kansas State picks up its first win in conference play this season. Games Around the NationIt appears to be a slim slate of good games this weekend. As last weekend showed us, anything is possible in college football. A slow afternoon can turn into an exciting one real quick. No. 11 Kentucky takes on No. 1 Georgia in Athens. UCF takes on No. 3 Cincinnati at 11 on Saturday morning on ABC. Auburn plays at No. 17 Arkansas at 11 on CBS. Arkansas needs a win after two straight losses. No. 13 Ole Miss plays at Tennessee on SECN at 6:30. Tennessee is 4-2 and is suddenly scoring a lot of points, so this one could be a shootout. Virginia Tech plays Pittsburgh in what could be a great game at 2:30 on ESPN2. No. 18 Arizona State takes on Utah on the road at 9:00 on Saturday night on ESPN in the weekly Pac-12 after dark game https://www.bcoutletstore.com/Caden_Haws_Jersey-112. Let's take a look at some of our staff picks for games around the nation.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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Oklahoma State's baseball team went 1-2 during the Frisco College Baseball Classic, with its lone win against No. 13 Texas AM, 8-5, on Sunday. The Cowboys started the weekend with a 8-1 loss to UCLA on Friday and the next day had a 4-2 loss to Illinois. Game 1: UCLA vs. Oklahoma State-The Cowboys just weren't able to make a lot if contact in this one. Their lone run was a home run for Carson McCusker. Parker Scott got in some trouble in the second inning where he gave up 5 runs. He settled down after that, but UCLA kept fighting and was able to score 3 on Oklahoma State reliever Ryan Bogusz.Coach Holliday talked about Scott's performance in his post game press conference https://www.bceoutlet.com/Emmett_Morehead_Jersey-107. "I think Parker not taking a dive early just because things weren't going his way just shows the maturity that has taken place in his game," Holliday said. He cited the tempo to the game getting better as the reason why Scott's game was able to improve as it went on. Game 2: Oklahoma State vs. Illinois-The day got started for Cowboys with a home run from Hueston Morrill https://www.bceoutlet.com/Charlie_Gordinier_Jersey-100. After that, Illinois' get a home run of their own in the thirdto take a 2-1 lead. The Cowboys made some contact, but unfortunately, it was almost always directly to someone on the opposing team.Holliday talked about the contact the Cowboys made. "We did hit some balls hard," Holliday said. "There's no doubt about that. We hit seven or eight ball that were were pretty clean that were outs."From there, Standlee would give up the other two runs to make it 4-1 Illinois.The Cowboys got arally going in the ninth when Mathis scored on a balk to make it 4-2 but the Cowboys would have a strike out and fly out to end the game Maximilian Roberts Jersey. Game 3: Oklahoma State vs. Texas AM-Hueston Morrill got things going early for the Cowboys hitting a lead off double to start the game. Bryce Osmond kept the momentum going pitching a 1-2-3 inning at the bottom of the first. In the second, AM would find some momentum themselves and score four runs, one off a wild pitch from Osmond. Oklahoma State would follow that up with a 3-run inning of their own in the top of the third to tie the game at 4-4. McCusker came in clutch with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. He talked about being fueled by his close efforts throughout the weekend. "No doubt," McCusker said. "I was struggling a lot early, made some adjustments to my timing and swing and stuff like that. And just overall confidence. I had a lot of confidence coming into this weekend because I know my swing was good and my approach was good so." Oklahoma State would take the lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI from Cade Cabiness that scored Carson McCusker. The Aggies didn't let that last as they scored on an RBI in the seventh to make it 5-5. McCusker and Alix Garcia hit back-to-back RBIs in the seventh to make it 7-5 Cowboys. The Cowboys would score one more on a wild pitch for the final score of 8-5Next up, the Cowboys will play Missouri State on Tuesday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
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beatricejessie173
Feb 16, 2022
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When people talk about Kansas State's offense Kwabena Bonsu Jersey, the word "simple" is often used.However, although it's a run-based, time of possession driven offense, it is far from simple.Head coach Bill Snyder and offensive coordinator Dana Dimel are some of the best minds in college football and many coaches today draw from what they do.When Snyder was offensive coordinator at Iowa, teams like OU and Nebraska were running the wishbone and I-formation.Snyder, being the innovator that he is, decided to zig while others zagged and based his offense solely around the passing game.In today's Big 12, Snyder is zigging again.While most offenses are pass happy teams that utilize running back RPOs, Snyder is running an offense that resembles the Pop Warner "single-wing" style of old which relies heavily on the running game.And, instead of running back based RPOs, Snyder focuses on the quarterback.What advantage does running with the quarterback give a team? Well, Mike Gundy talked about this past Monday in his press conference.The quarterback RPOs give a team an "extra guy" advantage in the running game.What he means by "extra guy", is that they can basically outnumber most defensive coverages by making it to where the unblocked defensive player is one of the farthest guys from the quarterback.See the video below, from when K-State faced Vanderbilt earlier this year, which demonstrates this concept:You can see in this clip that the only unblocked player is the safety who is about 20 yards away from the quarterback.That's a lot of ground to cover to make the tackle, even if you have Tyreek Hill-like speed.K-State runs the QB power and everyone is able to make their assigned block, leaving the safety as the only man that can freely make the tackle.It winds up being a solid gain for the Wildcats.Having an army of dual-threat quarterbacks, solid running backs and an experienced offensive line has the K-State rushing attack ranked third in the Big 12 in terms of rushing yards per game. So, now that we've covered the basic overall scheme of this K-State offense and how they use the "extra guy", let's dive in a little deeper into their offense.QB Run-Pass OptionSince we were already talking about the quarterback running game, why not pick-up from there.The Wildcat's have had a tough time with QB health this season.Their 2016 starter, Jesse Ertz, has missed the past five games due to a knee injury, and backup, Alex Delton, has experienced concussion-like symptoms in two different games this season.Snyder hasn't come out and said who will be the starter, but all signs point to 6'2, 210lb redshirt freshman, #10 Skylar Thompson.Thompson got the start last week against West Virginia and has seen action in four games this year.Thompson is 23-of-42 through the air for 306 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.Similar to Ertz and Delton, he's an incredibly skilled runner.He's rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on the season, and he's tough to bring down.Since he is a talented runner, K-State has to use quarterback RPOs to keep the defense from loading up on the run https://www.abkoutletstore.com/Tyler_Komorowski_Jersey-131. In the video below, you see Thompson take the snap with #38 Winston Dimel at fullback and #3 Dalvin Warmack at running back.He takes a couple of side steps to the right, reads the defense and sees Dimel make a solid block to seal the outside linebacker.With the receivers to the top and bottom of the screen covered, and the safety taking away the route over the middle, Thompson makes the correct read.However, it doesn't turn into much of a gain for the Wildcats as Thompson tries to bust the run outside instead of taking the for sure 5 or 6 yards cutting upfield.In the next clip, you see the same formation only reversed.Dimel and Warmack this time cross in front of Thompson as the guard pulls setting up the QB power.However, instead of keeping it himself, he likes what he sees with #7 Isiah Zuber in single coverage to the top of the screen.Thompson continues to move forward toward the line of scrimmage and fires it in to Zuber who makes the grab for a first down.Here are a couple of different looks for the QB RPO.The first shows trips to the bottom of the screen and a single receiver split to the top.There is one back in the backfield with Thompson.On the snap, he moves to his left showing run and then throws the ball out to #4 Dominque Heath on the screen.Here you see him throw it again, this time to his top target, #9 Bryon Pringle.This is another QB power with the right tackle pulling.The power look sucks up the linebackers and creates a passing line for Thompson to hit Pringle in the end zone.Pringle is one of the most athletic players on this K-State team and he's someone to keep an eye on this Saturday.Zone ReadThe Wildcats also love to go with the zone read.The zone read means that there is "zone" blocking on the offensive line with the quarterback either handing the ball off to the running back or keeping it himself based on his "read" of the defense.Below you see Thompson handoff to #34 Alex Barnes for the first down.This is also an RPO as you can see here with Thompson completing the pass to Pringle.And here's another example of Barnes getting the ball.WildcatSnyder has always been a big proponent of the "Wildcat" formation.Recently, they've used both Barnes, who scores here after getting a solid lead block from Winston DimelAnd Warmack, Barnes is so dangerous taking these direct snaps.He always does a great job of waiting on his blocks and finding the hole that the offensive line opens up.Here's a perfect example of that below with another great block from Dimel.I didn't think it needed its own section, but they aren't opposed to running the option with Thompson either.He probably should've pitched it here, and it looked like he was completely committed to the pitch, but it still worked out in K-State's favor.Drop-back passAs I mentioned above, Skylar Thompson is known more for running the ball than for throwing it.That being said, he does have a fairly strong arm, and he will go into a straight drop back at times and air it out.From what I've seen, he looks the most comfortable throwing quick routes out of the trips formation.Here are a few examples below. They also like to work in the quick wide receiver screens.And he's completed a few downfield this season.Since I've already shown the passes out of the RPOs, I didn't want to spend too much time on K-State's passing game because, well… they are dead last in the Big 12… Thompson looked extremely solid and poised as both a runner and a passer when he had to step in for Delton against KU and TTU https://www.abkoutletstore.com/Maurice_Bellan_Jersey-118, but against WVU he came back down to earth completing only 50% of his passes and throwing two interceptions.And both were pretty bad…In conclusion, Alex Barnes, who's rushed for 593 yards and five touchdowns on 5.6 yards per carry, Dalvin Warmack and #32 Justin Silmon are all talented running backs.In addition, K-State's offensive line has blocked really well for them this season.But, after watching Thompson last week against WVU, I don't know if they can be balanced enough to have a successful day against this Cowboy defense.And, yes, I know the defense hasn't looked great recently, but I expect them to step up against the Wildcats on Saturday.Don't get me wrong, I'm not predicting a shut out, but I believe Mason and Co. will do what they do on their side of the ball and put up a fair amount of points, and I don't think theCats will be able to keep up.When people talk about Kansas State's offense, the word "simple" is often used.However, although it's a run-based, time of possession driven offense, it is far from simple.Head coach Bill Snyder and offensive coordinator Dana Dimel are some of the best minds in college football and many coaches today draw from what they do.
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Feb 16, 2022
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Oklahoma State will play host to a three-star offensive lineman from the class of 2020 this weekend.According to Blair Angulo of 247Sports, tackle Cade Bennett will be making his first official visit to Stillwater.Bennett picked up his offer from OSU earlier this spring. The Cowboys are competing with 15 other programs, including Purdue https://www.aroutletstore.com/Asa_Shearin_Jersey-31, Vanderbilt, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Georgia Tech, and Kansas, among others.Oklahoma State appears to be in a good position with Bennett, both due to his visit and what his father told 247."We love all the coaches there, especially the OL coach," Bennett's father, Dave, told 247Sports. Bennett's father also says they are working to set up visits with Purdue and Vanderbilt. Bennett is the nation's No. 98-rated offensive tackle and No. 29 overall prospect in the state of Arizona for the 2020 class. Angulo describes him a "powerful blocker with good athleticism.""He's got some positional versatility with the potential to fit anywhere along the line and he's a balanced player Jordon Curtis Jersey, both in pass protection and as a presence in the run game," says Angulo. "Bennett shows a strong punch, the ability to get to the second level and is nimble enough to pull and set an edge when he gets to the outside."So far, OSU has two offensive lineman committed for 2020 with four-star offensive guard Eli Russ and three-star offensive guard Trent Pullen. But, with Johnny Wilson and Marcus Keyes' eligibility set to expire at the end of the season, the coaching staff will likely be looking to add at least one, if not to more lineman to this class. Bennett would make a nice addition. Offers: 2022 Cornerback Denver Harris On Tuesday, Oklahoma State became the fifth program to offer Harris, joining LSU, Tennessee, Texas AM, and Baylor. The Aggies are expected to be the favorite. The fast rising Houston prospect is planning to make visits this summer to each of the teams that have offered so far, so there's a good chance OSU can get him to a mini-camp in June.2020 Cornerback Max LofyOklahoma State handed out a couple of offers last week we wanted to mention. The first being three-star CB Max Lofy out of Pine Creek in Colorado Springs Arkansas Razorbacks Custom Jersey. OSU is one of 13 schools to offer, but the Wisconsin offer is the most important. At this point, the Badgers are considered the run-away favorites. His parents are from Wisconsin, attended UW-Platteville, and have taken him around the state multiple times. Lofy has scheduled an OV for June. You can check out his highlights here.2020 Linebacker Catrell WallaceThe other offer went to three-star outside linebacker prospect Catrell Wallace out of Bryant, Arkansas. Both OSU and Houston recently offered, bringing his total up to 10. As of now, Arkansas is considered the BIG favorite to keep Wallace in state. That said, 247Sports does now have OSU as a team Wallace is "warm" on, meaning they're not completely out of the running. You can check out his highlights here.
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