Savannah State at No. 19 Oklahoma State, 6 p.m. (Fox College Sports)
Line: No line.
Series Record: First meeting
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Facing one of the worst teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, Oklahoma State gets a chance for freshman starting quarterback Wes Lunt and other newcomers to have a tune-up before next week’s road trip to Arizona. Other than a shot at one of the biggest upsets in college football history, Savannah State gets a $385,000 payout.
Oklahoma State secondary vs. Savannah State QB Antonio Bostick The Cowboys return three of four starters from a secondary that helped propel them to the most turnovers forced in the Bowl Subdivision last season. CBs Brodrick Brown and Justin Gilbert tied for the team lead with five interceptions. Bostick completed 39 percent of his passes with three TDs and eight picks last season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma State: WR Tracy Moore. The Cowboys’ top returning receiver has big shoes to fill after the departure of No. 5 overall NFL draft pick Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper. The team is also counting on Isaiah Anderson, Josh Stewart, freshman Blake Jackson and others to help make up for more than 200 lost receptions.
Savannah State: CB Wayne Johnson. The freshman is the son of former Georgia quarterback Wayne Johnson and slated to start in his college debut.
FACTS & FIGURES
Savannah State will be playing its first FBS opponent. The Tigers are 4-72 against FCS competition since 2002. They went 1-10 last season and ranked last in the FCS in scoring (12.6 ppg) and yardage (238.5 ypg) while finishing 117th out of 120 teams in total defense. … Oklahoma State ranked second in the FBS in scoring and third in total offense last season. … The Cowboys are replacing four starting offensive linemen.
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