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OSU football: Mike Gundy says Cowboys must prep for 'best 7-5 team in history'

STILLWATER -- Pointing to Texas A&M’s losses against some of the nation’s top teams, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has immense respect for the Cowboys’ Texas Bowl opponent.

“I think they’re the best 7-5 team in the history of the NCAA, in my opinion,” Gundy said. “They’re definitely a top-20 team. I haven’t started watching tape on ‘em. I’ve watched ‘em on TV a couple times. I know they’re very athletic.”

And Gundy added his feelings for A&M quarterback Kellen Mond, while also making an educated guess about who will win the Heisman Trophy.

“He’s the third-rated quarterback in the SEC, only behind the Heisman Trophy winner (LSU’s Joe Burrow) and Tua (Tagovailoa of Alabama),” Gundy said. “It’ll be a great challenge for us.”

OSU and Texas A&M play at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston.


OSU getting work for young players

After spending four days on the recruiting trail, Gundy got his team back on the practice field for three practices starting last Thursday, taking the opportunity to rest some of the regulars.

“The veteran guys are getting individual work. The young guys are getting a lot of team work,” Gundy said Sunday. “Players that were redshirting, and didn’t get on the game field as much, got a lot of quality work the last three days.

The players have final exams this week and will return to practice Friday.

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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy talks with Oklahoma State's Jarrick Bernard (24) during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy talks with Oklahoma State's Jarrick Bernard (24) during the college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. OSU won 31-13. [Sarah Phipps/The...

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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