OSU football: Tulsa offense provides a multi-pronged threat
STILLWATER — For all the excitement floating around about the Oklahoma State defense, it should get a moderately thorough test in the season opener against Tulsa at 11 a.m. Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium.
Tulsa has a returning starter at quarterback for the first time since 2016. Zach Smith threw for 3,279 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season.
He’s got a 1,000-yard rusher in Shamari Brooks, and another impact running back in Corey Taylor to provide a ground threat.
And 1,000-yard receiver Keylon Stokes leads a deep group of options for Smith to throw to.
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“They’ve got wide receivers that can go up and get the ball,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “They put them in the inside slot position and they do a nice job with play-pass and double-moves and such. I would expect them to attack us in that area.”