The Oklahoma State Cowboys entered Boone Pickens Stadium down five key players. All-Americans Kendall Hunter, Dez Bryant, and Parrish Cox as well as starting linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive end Jermiah Price all dawned street close for the Cowboys closing non-conference game against Grambling State.
The game turned out to be a blessing.
The Cowboys ran all over Grambling St. scoring its first 50-point game of the season, winning 56-6.
Seniors Keith Toston, Beau Johnson, and Zac Robinson led the offense while trusting their young core of receivers to make plays, and luckily, they didn't disappoint.
Freshman reciever Dameron Fooks had the best preformance with four catches, two of them being for touchdowns.
Other notable performances came from sophomore's Josh Cooper, Justin Blackmon and Hubert Anyiam as well as freshman Tracy Moore and Isaiah Anderson.
As the Cowboys regained their offensive swagger against a less than spectacular opponent, they also got a glimpse of their future at both wide receiver and running back.
With the likelyhood that both Bryant and Hunter enter the NFL Draft after the conclusion of the season, both Gundy and the Cowboy faithful won't have to worry about the next season at their positions.
With the solid core of young receivers and a talented group of running backs, featuring freshman Jeremy Smith, the Cowboys won't have to rebuild their offense completely.
As the Cowboys enter their bye week, they are now capable of preparing more thoroughly for Texas A&M while their stars heal.
Bryant now has some sidekicks to unload some of the pressure in the offense, though he will still be the primary target.
As questions still swarm around the upcoming Big XII schedule and how the Cowboys will fair, fans and Gundy now have a solid image of what the future could hold.
Emotions begin to ride high as the Cowboys prepare for what could be the biggest season in Oklahoma State football season history. Though they lost to Houston, their original goal still remains, winning the Big XII title.