September 9, 2007

Is there an arms race in Stillwater?

STILLWATER - The old saying goes: "When you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterbacks."

With that said, is Oklahoma State heading toward a quarterback controversy this season?

After the 42-6 win over Florida Atlantic Saturday night, the Cowboys might already have one on their hands. When your starting quarterback gets off to a sluggish start, produces only 37 yards of total offense, then gets injured and leaves the game, only to have the backup come in and throw for 250 yards and three scores, the controversy level gets raised to Jerry Springer proportions.

The Pokes got off to a slow start offensively against the Owls, so much so that head coach Mike Gundy acknowledged the boo birds in the stands stemming from the early lack of production in the post-game press conference. Things were definitely ugly early, as the Cowboys just had trouble moving the ball. That slowly started to change by the end of the first quarter, as Bobby Reid moved the OSU offense to the Owls' 11-yard-line via a 13-yard run. That immediately followed a Perrish Cox punt return of 67 yards, which set the offense up with great field position. But on that run, Reid suffered an injury, which left him on the ground for a short time, before getting off the field under his own power. That was the last anyone saw of Reid on the field, as he was kept out of the rest of the game for unknown reasons.

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