Oklahoma State arrived for Sugar Bowl week at the New Orleans airport earlier today.
Cowboys coach Mike Gundy had a few words for the media, none of which were harmed, it appears. I was not there.
Looks like a real Sugar Bowl battle shaping up:
Gundy believes his defense will be better than it was at the end of the year.
There are interesting numbers for the Cowboys. They’re No. 95 nationally in total defense but No. 5 in turnover margin. That’s how you can win 10 games in spite of the first number.
“We need to play well in all three phases,” Gundy said. “I am excited to see our defense compete. We have worked hard the last couple of weeks, and I think we will be fresh.”
Fatigue was a factor at the end of the season.
Offensively, Gundy was coy about how he will use quarterbacks Mason Randolph and J.W. Walsh.
Rudolph was his primary quarterback, Walsh his red zone threat during the season. Both were very effective in their roles, but Rudolph played very little against Oklahoma in the Bedlam game. Walsh posted respectable numbers, but couldn’t keep pace with the Sooners, who rushed for almost 350 yards and won 53-28.
“Offensively, it’s going to be interesting to see what we come up with particularly with the possibility of playing two quarterbacks.”