The outcome in Stillwater has been decided. All that’s left is for Oklahoma State to put the finishing touches on an impressive victory over Baylor that vaults the Cowboys into first place in the Big 12 South. With OSU leading 55-21 at the five minute mark of the fourth quarter, here are the angles The Oklahoman’s staff is developing for NewsOK this afternoon and tomorrow’s editions of The Oklahoman
– Jenni Carlson column: How and why the Big 12 South showdown became a smack down and what Saturday’s performance says about the team Oklahoma State is becoming. The context of next week’s game against Texas looms large as context in this column.
– Brandon Chatmon’s OSU Insider: The return of Justin Blackmon featured some new stuff (reverse for a touchdown) and even a dropped TD pass. We’re curious to be see if Blackmon will be made available by OSU coach Mike Gundy for post-game interviews. Our guys tell me that Gundy’s track record has been if you get in trouble, you don’t talk to the media for a long time, in some cases as long as next season. Can’t see that happening to Blackmon, who is a candidate for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and lots of other post-season honors.
– Brandon Chatmon story on how the Oklahoma State defense kept Robert Griffin in check. I heard a state that half of Baylor’s touchdowns coming into the game were scored on offensive plays of 30 yards or longer. Seemed like OSU did a fine job of making Baylor earn its yards, limiting the big plays for the most part. Is Baylor’s 28 points a true reflection of OSU’s defensive effort today? Don’t think so.
– John Helsley’s OSU Notebook will be chocked full of info and insight.
Let us know what we’re missing. Our reporters are headed to the locker rooms right now.