The Cowboys will square off with the Wildcats without their starting running back.
Oklahoma State is expected to be without Braydon Johnson, Dominic Richardson and Hunter Woodard for its road game against Kansas State on Saturday afternoon. Dave Hunziker also mentioned Jason Taylor II and Ollie Gordon both as somewhere between questionable and possible. Back are Thomas Harper and Preston Wilson.
Dominic Richardson, the Cowboys’ leading rusher, left early in the second half against Texas. In his stead, Jaden Nixon rushed for 64 yards on eight carries. Gordon, who also figures into the Cowboys, is questionable after dealing with an illness this week according to Hunziker.
Safety Jason Taylor II left the game last week after he came down awkwardly following his second interception of Texas quarterback Quin Ewers last week. If he can’t go, at least the Cowboys will have safety Thomas Harper back who sat out against the Longhorns.
Wide receiver Braydon Johnson is also out, missing his second consecutive game, but there was no mention of freshman phenom Jaden Bray who has only appeared in one game this season and missed the Texas game last week.
Center Preston Wilson will return after missing consecutive weeks but the Cowboys are without redshirt senior tackle Hunter Woodard.
Not mentioned, but appearing to be back as well is defensive end Brock Martin.