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Daily Bullets (Oct. 14): Utilizing OSU’s Offensive Weapons Better, Baylor Loses Defensive Leader

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Happy Monday – if you know someone who’d be a good fit, send them our way to be the PFB spring 2020 intern. 


Bullets Rundown

• Utilizing OSU’s offensive weapons better
• 2019: consistency vs. 2018esque
• Baylor loses defensive leader

Scores

• Men’s Golf: Draw with West Virginia in Big 12 Match Play
• Women’s Golf: Third-place finish at Longhorn Invitational
• Softball: OSU 12, Midwestern State 0


OSU Bullets

• Chuba Hubbard is averaging 27 carries per game and OSU’s offense has (relatively) struggled in conference play with scoring numbers in the middle of the road. What’s the solution?

The best bet is for someone to command more carries. LD Brown hasn’t done enough with his opportunities. Jahmyl Jeter, who has entered the transfer portal, doesn’t figure to factor any longer. Will the Cowboys turn to hyped freshman Deondrick Glass or juco transfer Dezmon Jackson? With young players getting a long look at last week’s practices, maybe some eyes were on these running backs. [GoPokes]

It’s a tricky call – do you ride out the season with the pedal on the floor (30+ carries to No. 30) or spell him in hopes of him seeing Bedlam the week after Thanksgiving?

The ideal solution is to put those touches into the hands of underutilized playmakers like Dillon Stoner, Jordan McCray, and Landon Wolf and build Spencer Sanders’ confidence in the process with some easy throws. 

• A well-respected recruiting guru has Cade Cunningham-to-Kentucky

This Cowboy football team has been a bit more 2018esque than a consistent team – and that makes it difficult to project how the second half of the season will go.

Currently sitting at 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12, there’s a case for the Pokes finishing 9-3. Or 6-6.

The crystal ball is hardly crystal; instead foggy, at best.

Where will it all lead? To delight or disappointment?

Buckle up, Cowboys fans, it’s bound to be wild ride, complete with ups and downs and even some surprises. [GoPokes]

• Mike Gundy talked about a specific Baylor player that he was impressed with – a linebacker who wears No. 4 – Clay Johnston. After Saturday’s game against Texas Tech, Johnston exited and won’t be returning to finish after his fantastic start to the season.

(Johnston’s) 58 tackles this season are 28 more than any other Baylor player, and he is third in the Big 12 Conference with 9.7 tackles per game. He had 10 tackles Saturday for his fourth consecutive double-digit game. [ESPN]

Pokes open as a four-point favorite over undefeated Baylor – think that line will get some action?

• This is how crazy of a season Chuba Hubbard is having:

How the NCAA felt good (or justified) pulling a D3 title for this Texas program is beyond me


Non-OSU Bullets

• This Atlantic piece on how we schedule work as a culture and what it effects was really good

• Finished this WW2 book over the weekend, great read if you’re interested in the topic (probably not if it’s not your thing) – this Vox piece on maps around the war was good too

• I love planning my vacations – eager to try this site to help me estimate costs for next year

• It was fun looking at these houses on the national register – enjoyed this mountain home (side note: seems like three fireplaces in a wood home could be a… challenge)

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