Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said his team has to do a better job of adjusting to what opposing defenses are doing.
Gundy said the Cowboys are too talented to be stifled for an entire game like they were against Texas, according to the Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper.
“We’ve got to make better adjustments,” Gundy said. “Our players are too good on offense. We’ve got to find a way to move the ball.”
The Longhorns held the Cowboys to just 282 passing yards and no passing touchdowns by following a similar defensive blueprint as TCU earlier this season. They repeatedly dropped eight men into zone coverage and brought only three pass rushers. That strategy kept Oklahoma State from being able to throw deep.
The Cowboys offense thrives on attacking defenses vertically with James Washington and other talented receivers. Negating that threat takes away Oklahoma State’s best weapon.
The Cowboys weren’t able to run the ball to make Texas pay for that strategy, averaging just 2.9 yards per carry as a team. According to the Tulsa World’s Kendrick Marshall, Gundy said the Oklahoma State coaching staff has to come up with a better way to counter that tactic, because the Cowboys are going to face it again.
“We’ll see it the first play this week [against West Virginia],” Gundy said
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