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Daily Bullets (January 16)



It got lost because we posted it at the worst possible time — in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys-Packers game — but we did a podcast with Jordan Sterns on Sunday. He was awesome, and we had fun having him on. You should check it out and subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t already.

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What to work on

OSU has not been a good defensive rebounding team in 2017.

For as good as Oklahoma State is on the offensive glass — eighth in the country in offensive rebounding percentage — the Cowboys are as deficient on the defensive boards.

After allowing 16 offensive rebounds to Kansas, OSU ranks 321st in defensive rebounding percentage (opponents rebound 34.5 percent of their misses). In Big 12 play, OSU ranks eighth of 10 in defensive rebounding.

Iowa State, one of the poorer offensive rebounding teams in a good rebounding conference, managed 14 offensive boards. Texas had 10, West Virginia 13. [Tulsa World]

Hopefully Mitchell Chamberlain can solve those woes.


What a game. Dirty Dan did his thing with a bomb answer to Mason Crosby. But Aaron Rodgers is an all-timer. Dat throw! Bryan Curtis, one of my faves, wrote about it after attending.

The Cowboys scored on the next possession, with Prescott throwing the ball to Dez Bryant, and Bryant controlling it to ground — unlike, well, you know. Rod and I hugged — a full-bodied, we-might-actually-win-this-thing hug. (It was also a reprise of the Lions game two years ago.) Prescott ran the ball in for a two-point conversion to tie the game at 28. Someone in Section 413 shouted, “Dak from the dead!” It may have even been me. [Ringer]

One of the great Crying Jordans of our time.

More Cowboys-Packers

There is so much to discuss (and a lot of it involves OSU players!)

Dan Bailey kicked a game-tying, 52-yard field goal with 35 seconds left in the game Sunday, but when his old OSU teammate, Lane Taylor, turned his gaze to the scoreboard, he didn’t focus on the score. Taylor looked at the time.

“I was like, ‘they left us too much time,’” said Taylor, a Green Bay Packer guard. You can’t give Aaron Rodgers any time, much less more than half a minute, and feel safe. [NewsOK]

So much happening! Thoughts on this from my man, KVV?

Also, I laughed at this.

Freak show!

OSU whips Iowa

We will have more on this a little but later, but the No. 1-ranked Cowboys took down the No. 3 Hawkeyes in convincing fashion. OSU did not ‘get the crap kicked out of them.’

The Iowa wrestling team invaded Stillwater, Okla., on Sunday afternoon with both purpose and curiosity. The Hawkeyes wanted to not only beat No. 1 Oklahoma State, but learn just how close they were to the top of the collegiate wrestling food chain.

After Sunday’s result, it would appear that Iowa still has a ways to climb.

The Cowboys (6-0) won seven of the 10 matches and outscored the Hawkeyes in total match points, 53-50. Furthermore, Oklahoma State won the dual with just one bonus-point victory — a first-period fall from Chandler Rogers over Skyler St. John at 165 pounds. [Des Moines Register]

Here are some photos from the event.

More OSU

Kaela Edwards set a collegiate record in the 1,000 meters.

More PFB

Four-star lineman picks Louisville … Help is on the way for Brad Underwood … Mike Yurcich’s offense is getting back to its Todd Monken-like ways.

More Stuff I’m Reading

Part II of the big Rory interview is tremendous (warning: multiple f-bombs if you’re offended by such a thing … (old but good) on why the NYT should charge more than $5 a month for their site.

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