Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the Oklahoma State Cowboys season with what you need to know.
– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
– What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– Oklahoma State Previews 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
2018 Record: 7-6 overall, 3-6 in Big 12
Head Coach: Mike Gundy, 15th year, 121-59
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA STATE OFFENSE
– The Oklahoma State offense more than kept up. It finished third in the Big 12 averaging 500 yards and 38 points, making it among one of the nation’s top attacks – but it wasn’t consistent. It put up 42 points or more seven times, and had strange power outages at the weirdest moments, scoring 17 against Texas Tech and 12 against Kansas State in blowout losses. Under new offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson – who’s great at cranking up passing games – almost everything is in place to do it all again, but …
– The quarterback situation has to sort itself out. Former Hawaii transfer Dru Brown – who’d have been a national statistical superstar had he stayed with the Rainbow Warriors – is a smallish bomber with a good arm, but redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders was the big recruit last season and has the bigger upside. Throw in freshman Brendan Costello into the mix, and there are options, even if there isn’t a ton of experience with the program.
– As always, the Oklahoma State receivers are fantastic. Tyron Johnson left to become a Houston Texan, but Tylan Wallace is back after leading the way with 96 catches and 12 scores. The O spreads out the wealth – eight Cowboys caught at least two touchdown passes – with Dillon Stoner ready to step up as an excellent No. 2 option, the shifty Landon Wolf a good veteran, and with a group of NBA small forward-looking options to work into the fold.
– The running game might have lost leading rusher Justice Hill, but Chuba Hubbard is about to explode. The 6-1, 207-pounder is one of the nation’s best combinations of size and speed, with the pop to hit the home run and the hands to be used for the passing attack. He’s not alone with the ultra-quick LD Brown a part of the mix and JUCO transfer Dezmon Jackson sure to be a factor.
– The offensive line should be a plus after having issues keeping teams out of the backfield. The interior combination of C Johnny Wilson and OG Marcus Keyes will be all-star caliber, and young tackles Dylan Galloway and Teven Jenkins have a little experience on the outside.