November 13, 2012

Notebook: Winningest class?



In 2011, Oklahoma State's graduating class was the successful class in OSU history.

But this season's class has a chance to do even better than 2011's 41 wins if they can sweep the last three games of the season and the team's bowl game. Their mark currently stands at 38 overall wins.

"They've done really well," coach Mike Gundy said of his senior class. "Early in the season we talked about them creating an identity and developing some team chemistry. As the season has gone on, they've worked hard at it and they've accomplished a lot as a group."

This Saturday against Texas Tech will be the last time the seniors step on the field for Oklahoma State, and the honorees are already feeling the onset of emotions that will likely overcome them when they take that final jog out of the tunnel before the game.

"It's going to be tough," offensive lineman Lane Taylor said. "I've played so many games in this stadium. There are a lot of good memories, and I've done a lot of things in this stadium. It will be tough for it to be the last one."

Although Gundy is losing a handful of leaders to graduation, he found out recently that he'll get to hold on to two of them for another year. Fullback Kye Staley and receiver Tracy Moore both received another year of eligibility due to injury, and will return for the 2013 season.



Quarterback Pick 'em

The Pokes have won a game with three different quarterbacks this season, and that's something to be both proud of, and worried about.

On one hand, you have three players who you're confident in to play, but on the other you have a reason each guy has had to go into a game-Injury.

This week, it looks more and more like upperclassman Clint Chelf will start over the pair of freshman QB's after he threw for 4 touchdowns against West Virginia.

"It says a lot about the guys we have," offensive coordinator Todd Monken said. "I think our guys have played well around them. I think it's a credit to those kids. They're talented. If they didn't have talent, you can't win."

A lot of credit has to be handed to Monken and his staff as well, as they've not only developed three solid players, but he's had to adapt his game plan and play-calling to a different style of quarterback almost every week.

"We'll have to look at it and decide who gives us the best chance to win," he said. "They were all available the other night, but available and medically cleared is different from being able to function, practice, be accurate with your throws and give us a chance to win."

"They'll all be cleared this week, so we'll just go from there."



Stewart finds his groove

After the West Virginia game, it's no secret as to who's the go-to receiver in the Oklahoma State offense, no matter who's throwing him the ball.

Josh Stewart exploded for 13 receptions, 172 yards, and 2 touchdowns with...

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