Daily Bullets (Oct. 10): Pokes Open as Dogs on the Road, Richardson the Backfield Alpha

Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news.


OSU Bullets

• The Cowboys dropped a spot in the AP Poll after the win and held steady in the Coaches Poll

• Pokes opened a 2.5 point underdog to the Horned Frogs, ESPN’s analytics lean Frogs as well

• As per usual, the Sunday Bullets did a terrific job of compiling content after Saturday’s win

• Dominic Richardson feels a bit more Desmond Roland circa 2014 carrying the load in the absence of a dominant runner than Justice Hill or Chuba Hubbard who were threats to go the distance but he’s certainly earned primary ball-carrier status:

(Richardson) had 19 carries for 67 yards, two receptions for 24 yards and one giiiiiiiigantic touchdown late to effectively seal the win. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jackson and Gordon get more work as the season progresses, but Richardson is the clear No. 1 and he’s earned the majority of the reps at RB with the way he has played this season.

[PFB]

• Will there be two two-loss teams in Arlington for the championship game?

The only team that I can see getting there without more than one loss at this point is Oklahoma State, but its sample size is a bit small at the moment and I’m thinking we might see them drop a game or two along the way. The Big 12 race should easily be the most intriguing of the Power Five conferences.

[HCS]

Cowboy Wrestling notes: OSU landed a recruit flipping from OU and three moves the Cowboys made after losing Ferrari

• Yesterday was a tough day for former Cowboy offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson who was shown the door from his in-state Scarlet Knights

• Analyzing the Cowboys’ basketball roster

• Another tough weekend for former Cowboy Matt Ammendola – have to think this may be one of his last chances after the Chief’s debacle

• It’s fun to look back on these old pics from Lewis Field in the 80’s and 90’s:


Non-OSU Bullets

• Rewatched the Red River Showdown last night – good stuff. Reading Tramel’s grades on the loss was entertaining too
• Lots of NBA analysis with Thunder tidbits in this piece