Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OSU On National TV Against Arizona

Don't miss No. 8/9 Oklahoma State take on Arizona Thursday on national TV.  The Cowboys who have become regulars on national television, will be the main matchup on ESPN HD.  

Arizona at Oklahoma State
Sept. 8, 2011 :: 7:06 p.m. Central Time :: Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218 capacity)

TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Jenn Brown)
TV: ESPN3D (Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard and Ray Bentley)
Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb and Robert Allen)
National Radio: Touchdown Radio (Roxy Bernstein and Gino Torretta)
Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 91, XM Channel 91

For the third straight season, Oklahoma State is host to an ESPN Thursday night telecast. This year's game will also be televised in 3D. For the HD telecast, Rece Davis will call the action with analysts Jesse Palmer and Craig James. Jenn Brown provides sideline updates.

The Series
Oklahoma State holds a 4-3 series advantage over the Wildcats, breaking the tie with the 36-10 win over Arizona in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl. The meeting in San Antonio on Dec. 29, 2010, was the first between the schools since 1942. OSU holds a 2-0 series advantage when playing at home. Arizona hasn't been to Stillwater since the Oklahoma A&M Aggies were 41-14 winners over the Wildcats in 1941. After not meeting for nearly 70 years, OSU and Arizona will meet for the third time in three seasons when they clash in Tucson in 2012, concluding a home-and-home series.

The Guys To Watch
Oklahoma State has a roster stacked full of potential award winners in 2011. A few who could be flying a bit under the radar:
• Levy Adcock: In his first year as a starter he was an all-conference selection and a contender for the Big 12 offensive lineman of the year in 2010. Rivals ranked Adcock as the nation's 17th best player and lists him as a preseason first-team All-American
• Brodrick Brown: Turned in the nation's top defensive play a year ago and is no doubt a contender for all-league honors as a junior
• Josh Cooper: Will put the wraps on a very productive career in 2011 and is a member of the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list
• Grant Garner: A Rimington Award watch list member and one of the most intelligent players on the OSU roster. He has already earned a degree in business and like his quarterback, is married
• Shaun Lewis: A freshman All-America linebacker in 2010 and a starter as a true freshman
• Markelle Martin is one of the country's most underrated players. He is athletic, physical and smart while ruling the secondary. He has been voted a preseason All-Big 12 player. The Sporting News recently named Martin as the best NFL safety prospect in college football

Not a Fad
Under Mike Gundy, OSU has done more than just win games in 2010. Over the last three years, since the opening of the 2008 season, the Cowboys are 30-10. That win total is the best ever for OSU over a three-year-plus period and the Cowboys are No. 10 nationally (tied) in wins over the last three seasons

Most Wins Since 2008
1. Boise State - 39
2. Alabama - 37
3. TCU - 36
4. Ohio State - 34
5. Utah - 34
6. Oklahoma - 33
7. Oregon - 32
7. Virginia Tech - 32
9. Texas - 31
10. Oklahoma State - 30
Penn State - 30
Southern Cal - 30
Nebraska - 30

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