Sitting at 4-0, the Oklahoma State football team is still going through the season unscathed, and it continues to improve from game to game.
Spencer Sanders made his return after playing only two drives thus far this season. With the redshirt sophomore playing his first full game in 51 weeks, he will continue to knock off the rust as the season moves forward.
Despite throwing two interceptions in his return, Sanders showed a lot of promise going into the Cowboys' matchup with Texas on Halloween.
Coach Mike Gundy wasn’t concerned with the first interception, but the second one was a bad mistake when he tried to force the ball late and the defensive back made a play on the ball.
“I had a lot of time to study, so I watched a lot of film,” Sanders said. “I made sure I was constantly telling myself I could come back the same as last year. I feel like I really made a difference. I know I had my interceptions, and I'm frustrated with myself, but I feel like I responded well and I wanted to show everybody and this team I want to come different this year, and I want to do the best I can for this team because they deserve it.”
On the other side of the ball, a major flaw in previous talented OSU team’s was the secondary, but that is far from the case this season. With Rodarius Williams playing his best football of his tenure and the rest of the secondary dominating opposing offenses, going up against a struggling Texas offense with an experienced quarterback will be in OSU's favor.
“If our defense will stay humble and they keep practicing hard — they're really practicing good, our football team is practicing good," Gundy said. "I'm trying to get them to ignore the outside sources telling them how good they are."
"They're gaining some confidence. Confidence is a powerful thing to everything we do in life — particularly in sports — and every day they're getting a little more confident."