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What’s up with Oklahoma State? A Q&A with a Cowboys beat writer

Posted September 19th, 2019

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We reached out to Frank Bonner II (@Frank_Bonner2) of the Tulsa World this week to offer his insight on Oklahoma State, which visits Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night:

Oklahoma State’s undefeated. Are the Cowboys a top-25 team?

Oklahoma State has top-25 potential, but beating Oregon State, McNeese State and Tulsa won’t be enough to get them voted into the top 25. The game at Texas will be the Cowboys’ chance to show how good they are.

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Who has been more impressive in their first year: Quarterback Spencer Sanders or offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson?

Both Sean Gleeson and Spencer Sanders have been impressive, but I’m going with Spencer Sanders if I have to choose one. He has done a solid job being the quarterback that Gleeson needs him to be and getting the ball to his playmakers.

Is junior receiver Tylan Wallace better than he was last year?

I didn’t get a chance to see Tylan Wallace up close last year, but his yards after the catch this season have been impressive. Even OSU coach Mike Gundy said Wallace looks faster this season, so I’d say he’s better this year.

Oklahoma State has allowed 23.7 points per game to the likes of Oregon State, McNeese State and Tulsa. Are folks in Stillwater concerned about that defense?

The defense is still a work in progress. Shutting Tulsa out in the second half was a good look for the defense heading into Austin. Fans still need to see a few more games to know what they have in the OSU defense.

Name one Oklahoma State player that Texas fans aren’t talking about — but should be.

Redshirt freshman Tyler Lacy has been playing well for the Cowboys on the defensive line. Gundy said he has matured since last year. His maturity is serving him well on the field and he has the potential to be a real headache for opposing offenses.

What sights and sounds are you looking forward to checking out in Austin?

I’m not sure if I’ll have the time, but I would love to check out the Graffiti Park at Castle Hill. I’ve heard a lot about it.

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