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September 24, 2013

Cowboys can't keep away from football during bye week

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STILLWATER — “I didn’t get away from football. I went to the Carl Albert game,” senior safety Daytwion Lowe said. “I was just able to chill and watch football, so there wasn’t any pressure about getting yelled at the next day.”

Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback J.W. Walsh shocked some by admitting he didn’t make his usual trip back to Denton, Texas, to watch his dad — who is head football coach at Guyer High School — but that was because his alma mater also had a bye week.

So instead, Walsh spent his open Saturday sitting in front of the television, watching football of course.

“I definitely watched a lot of college football. We don’t have very many chances on Saturdays to watch all the games on TV, so I definitely took advantage of that. I watched the West Virginia game, but mostly just to enjoy it and not have to break down film and analyze everything. It was nice being able to relax and enjoy it.”

As for the time spent together, the Cowboys were able to prepare for this week’s opponent in West Virginia — which suffered a 37-0 loss at the hands of Maryland this past weekend.

“It was good. We had some physical practices last week, and got a jump on West Virginia. Fundamentally, we had a good week,” OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. “That’s the time when you’re able to work on some fundamental things like shedding blocks and tackling. Schematically, we were able to work on some things we want to do against West Virginia. It was a productive week.”

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