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OSU football: Transfer receiver Tay Martin to get 'extensive number of snaps' on Saturday

STILLWATER — Tay Martin hasn’t been at Oklahoma State long, but he’s making a quick impact.

OSU coach Mike Gundy says he expects the 6-foot-3, 186-pound transfer receiver from Washington State to be heavily involved when No. 11 Oklahoma State faces Tulsa at 11 a.m. Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Martin had over 1,600 receiving yards in three seasons at Washington State, playing in Mike Leach’s spread offense. He announced his decision to transfer on Aug. 22, and learned a little over a week ago that he had been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, since the Pac-12 is not playing football this fall.

“I would expect him to get an extensive number of snaps in Saturday’s game,” Gundy said, noting the similarities of the Leach offense to what OSU runs. “The terminology is relatively similar, so it did help him in his adjustment to Oklahoma State.

“An extra week of practice was an advantage for him.”

Gundy said the additional week — after the game was pushed back because of Tulsa’s lack of practice due to COVID-19 issues — was also beneficial for a few players who had been dealing with minor injuries.

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Former Washington State receiver Tay Martin is making a quick impact at Oklahoma State.  [Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports]

Former Washington State receiver Tay Martin is making a quick impact at Oklahoma State. [Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports]

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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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