For months, Mike Gundy and the crew has touted the 2018 offensive line as the reincarnation of a Joe Wickline-offensive line. It’s time to cash some checks that Mullet has been writing.
When the explosive (Justice) Hill gets to the second level of the defense, he’s capable of something special. No running back gets beyond the first level without a little help from his linemen.
“We still have to be able to block the six or seven (defenders) in the box,” Gundy explained. “We’ve got to get in front of them and move them out of there. We’re not doing that to where we need to be to play at a high level.
“Essentially, from this point moving forward, we’ve got to do a better job of getting squared up on those guys in the box. We’ve got to block them and give our backs a chance to get out in space.”
For several months, Gundy and his players predicted that the 2018 offensive line would be better than any of OSU’s five previous lines. It’s time for the prediction to become OSU’s reality. [TulsaWorld]
Now is it easy to get juiced about competing against the lesser-Gulf Coast area Jaguars? Maybe not. But the offensive line should have had their way with an outmanned unit on Saturday night. Rushing for 3.7 yards per carry is far from that.
When considering the angles for Saturday afternoons bout at BPS, one team’s non-conference test is far more to another opponent: validation.
This is a huge game for the Broncos, whose tradition has helped them earn an early ranking (No. 17) that gives them a shot at playoff contention. Now they have to win the biggest contest on their schedule, against the No. 24 Cowboys on the road. This is Boise’s only game against a Power Five opponent — and it matches the No. 1 and No. 4 offenses in the country. Dash pick: Boise State 51, Oklahoma State 48. [Yahoo Sports]
OSU and NCAA Notes
Cornelius is focused on limiting turnovers against Boise….College football is looking cloudy in the Sunshine State….Loved this headline after the Texas-Tulsa game….Boise’s win over UConn was Savanna State-esque when you look at the numbers….Former Cowboy wrestling commit swaps to the lesser OSU….Le’Bryan Nash has reupped with another Japanese team
Shine tearing it up at the North Pole.
— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) September 10, 2018
Full-time football coach that moonlights at Tropical Smoothie Cafe and volunteers at the Humane Society and reffing intermural games.
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 10, 2018
Keeping your powder dry against South Alabama can only help to minimize risk.
— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) September 10, 2018
As a double-Cowboy fan, this would be incredible.
Good news is the Lincoln Riley led Cowboys are gonna be awesome starting next year.
Get over here @LincolnRiley
— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) September 9, 2018
Should see some movement on this OSU line.
Opening lines for Week 3:
OU -17 at Iowa State
OSU -3 vs. Boise State
WVU +2.5 (already swung to WVU -1.5) at NC State
TCU +12.5 vs. Ohio St
Baylor -2 vs. Duke
(no lines yet on Texas/USC or Tech/Houston)
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 9, 2018
Yesterday on PFB
- Tech vs. OSU will be a night game
- Ragusa breaks down Cornelius’ second start
- Marshall gave out grades after the second game
- Porter broke down the dive charts from South Alabama
- See who Dez is leaning towards as Days of Our Lives continues
Stuff I’m Reading
- Swam through this sci-fi read over the weekend on multiple universes – a real page turner
- Can’t believe the Thunder salary-dumped a guy and got No. 80 on SI’s top 100 players
So Albania has 750,000 bunkers.