The Pokes were, without exception, courteous and good natured. Even after the game, they were respectful and gracious. The only knock I have on them, and I'm straining, is that they did the Orange Power cheer while Trinton Sturdivant laid on the turf with a season-ending (possibly career-ending) knee injury. The campus was surprisingly nice. Overall, OSU acquitted itself very well this weekend, both on and off the field. (Image: Athens Banner-Herald, Tricia Spaulding)
I do know that OSU was one of the worst defenses we'll face this year. The offense has to get much, much better. One thing that might help is to get the ball to our only playmaker more often. A.J. Green had four touches in Stillwater. If no other receiver is going to make opposing defenses play honest and take some coverage off of A.J., then give him some reverses and screens. He's the only real offensive threat, so build the offense around him.
P.S. Does every Big 12 school shoot off some sort of ordnance during their games? Piston Pete was firing off shotgun blasts at key points in the game. One of those came during game action as Cox rolled out on a play fake. I strongly urge Hairy Dawg to begin blasting a shotgun at our opponents during key plays. That might help restore an intimidating atmosphere in Sanford Stadium.