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How Spencer Sanders Will Benefit from Dylan Galloway’s Potential Return for Baylor

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STILLWATER — Spencer Sanders has been without his starting blindside protector for a few weeks, but that could change Saturday.

Dylan Galloway practiced Sunday night after missing the past two games with injury, Mike Gundy said at his weekly media luncheon Monday. Galloway missed the Kansas State and Texas Tech games after starting the Cowboys’ first four games at left tackle.

“Any time you lose a left tackle, doesn’t make a difference what experience you have, it’s not easy,” Gundy said. “It happens. Injuries are a part of the game. When you start shuffling around those five guys, I’m not a big fan of that. You guys that have tracked me for all these years, if we didn’t have injuries very seldom did we ever move those guys, even in years we struggled. We still said if we don’t keep them in the same spot, it’s not easy to get better.”

Galloway’s absence forced the Cowboys into an offensive line shuffle, resulting in different lineups the past two weeks after a solid five-man core started the Cowboys’ first four games.

LT LG C RG RT
Oregon State Dylan Galloway Marcus Keyes Johnny Wilson Bryce Bray Teven Jenkins
McNeese Dylan Galloway Marcus Keyes Johnny Wilson Bryce Bray Teven Jenkins
Tulsa Dylan Galloway Marcus Keyes Johnny Wilson Bryce Bray Teven Jenkins
Texas Dylan Galloway Marcus Keyes Johnny Wilson Bryce Bray Teven Jenkins
Kansas State Hunter Anthony Marcus Keyes Ry Schneider Johnny Wilson Bryce Bray
Texas Tech Teven Jenkins Marcus Keyes Johnny Wilson Hunter Anthony Bryce Bray

In a place where experience is even more important than it already is, the Cowboys started two redshirt freshmen up front the past two weeks, with Hunter Anthony picking up his first and second starts of the season at two different spots on the line.

Galloway started OSU’s final five games of 2018, all at left tackle, meaning he has nine games of starting experience at the position.

Freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders has been statistically better with his intended starting offensive line. In the first four games, Sanders completed 65 percent of his passes and had three interceptions. In the past two, he has completed 61 percent of his passes and thrown five interceptions.

Some of that can also be contributed to strength of opponent, but another glaring stat is that Sanders has been sacked nine times in the past two games after being sacked only four times in the first four, a 3.5 sack per game difference.

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