November 3, 2012

Primetime in Manhattan

It's easily the game of the year for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The Pokes head to Manhattan to take on Kansas State in a Saturday night showdown, and the entire game hinges on one player and a few major points.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is going to do his Heisman-like thing, while the K-State defense will continue their 'bend but not break' mindset that has brought them so much success this season.

On the opposite side, the OSU defense has turned things around while running back Joseph Randle has dominated just about every defense he's faced so far.

Those are all major pieces to the game, but none are the most important for OSU. You know what you're getting with them all, but the one wild card on the field will be the orange quarterback, Wes Lunt.

After missing over a month of playing time with a leg injury, Lunt returned to the field against TCU last weekend. He eventually shook the rust off and led the team to a win, but he was nowhere near the preseason expectations hoisted onto his shoulders during the first quarter of the game.

"He played really well," offensive coordinator Todd Monken said. "Even more-so because of the situation. If it was an experienced guy like Brandon Weeden, you wouldn't compare it to that. You would probably say it was average, but for a guy who hadn't played much or practiced much, I thought he bounced back pretty well."

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