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January 2, 2014

OSU offense must solve Missouri 'D'

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“I think they mix up their coverages very well. They’re able to disguise what they do,” Yurcich said. “They give you a variety of different looks but disguise those things as well ... I think they understand their schemes very well.”

For most of the Cowboys the experience of being in a bowl game is nothing new. For Yurcich however, he is in uncharted waters.

“I can’t wait. I love everything about it. The preparation that we’re able to have and being able to practice for it and being able to go down to Dallas. It’s going to be a fun event,” Yurcich said.

The extended time between the Bedlam game and the Cotton Bowl gives Oklahoma State a chance to fine tune as a whole.

“You’re able to get back to fundamentals and really look at the basics. The time allows you to get some younger guys some extra reps in practice,” Yurcich said.

Yurcich finished his first regular season with the Cowboys after losing to Oklahoma. Oklahoma State ended with a 10-2 record with Yurcich as the offensive coordinator for the his first year. Yurcich has gained some experience during that time.

“Every week it’s a competition. You have to come ready to play each and every week. From a preparation standpoint every detail has to be covered,” Yurcich said.

The Cowboys were disappointed in losing the Bedlam matchup the last time that they were on the turf. But making a bowl game allows Oklahoma State to end the season on a strong note.

“I think our players really understand that this is a great opportunity for us to play a very good opponent on a national stage. I think our players are really looking forward to the challenge,” Yurcich said.

Obviously the Cowboys want to win the game for the program as a whole. But the staff wants to send the seniors off with a positive feeling.

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