The Oklahoma State Cowboys’ spring game will be highly anticipated among the Cowboy faithful, as the Cowboys currently have one of the youngest, most talented teams in the Big 12. Check here for all the info you need on the game.
After winning eight games for the fifth straight season in 2012, the Cowboys will be looking to build to conference championship contention in 2013. The spring game should give fans a good preview of the talent and skill we can expect to see on the field for Oklahoma State come the fall.
Spring Game Day Info
Date: April 20, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. CST (technically has not been released yet)
Practice Schedule: March 11-April 20
What to Watch for on Offense
The biggest thing to watch on offense will be the quarterback competition. During the 2012 spring game, the quarterback competition was wide open, and they all did very well.
Unfortunately, I expect us to learn just as little in this department from this game as well.
All three of these quarterbacks have proven that they can impress in this offensive system, so it is unlikely that any of them will stand out more than the others in this game. It is also unlikely that Mike Gundy and his staff will tip their hand as to who the favorite in the competition is at that point.
What to Watch for on Defense
On the other side of the ball, the thing to watch will be the secondary. The Cowboys return quite a bit of talent on the defensive line and in the linebacker corps. However, the secondary struggled last season.
Returning senior Justin Gilbert and sophomore Kevin Peterson will likely be the starters at corner, with Shamiel Gary and Daytawion Lowe both returning as senior safeties. They all need to significantly improve if this season is going to be better in 2013.
What to Watch for on Special Teams
The most irreplaceable loss the Cowboys suffered was losing kicker/punter Quinn Sharp to graduation. Sharp started at punter for four seasons and at kicker for his last two seasons in Stillwater.
Bobby Stonebraker at kicker and Michael Reichenstein at punter will try to fill the big shoes left by Sharp. What to watch for on special teams will be just how well each does at that task.