Athens rallies to beat Auburndale softball

first_imgBrokish has three hits, RBI for ApachesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Athens rallied from a two-run deficit to defeat Auburndale 6-5 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Auburndale High School.Auburndale scored three times in the third inning to take a 5-3 lead before the Bluejays retaliated with three runs in the top of the fifth and held on from there for the victory.Auburndale could only muster four hits, three from Robyn Brokish.Rachael Bolder suffered the loss for the Apaches, allowing the three runs in the fifth.Auburndale will play at the Tigerton Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Bluejays 6, Apaches 5Athens 201 030 0 – 6 7Auburndale 203 000 0 – 5 4LP: Rachael Bolder.SO: Robyn Brokish (3 inn.) 1, R. Bolder (4 inn.) 0. BB: Brokish 2, R. Bolder 2.Top hitters: AUB, Brokish 3×4, 2B, RBI; Hannah Bolder 2B, RBI; Brooke Anderson 2 runs.Athens statistics not provided.Records: Athens 5-1; Auburndale 0-4.last_img read more

Georgia Convenience Store Deploys 3xLOGIC Surveillance

first_img3xLOGIC recently announced that the BC Express Mart, near Macon, GA, has deployed a 3xLOGIC video surveillance system to stay one step ahead of crime and to improve store operations.The Lizella, GA, 10,000 square-foot convenience store is owned by Belinda and Clifford Calloway and is just one of the businesses the two entrepreneurs own. The location is a convenience store, gas station, and restaurant, and employs eight to twelve people, depending on the season.“The system was purchased about three years ago and was installed when this location was constructed,” said Calloway. “We’ve had experience with three other video systems, and we’re most pleased with 3xLOGIC—the ease of accessing and managing the system and the clarity of the images, we’ll never go with another camera system.”- Sponsor – Currently, the Calloways have 22 3xLOGIC cameras covering all cash registers, the drive-thru, various coolers, pump stations, areas within the restaurant and kitchen, and a 360-degree camera installed in the middle of the store watches out for shoplifters. 3xLOGIC video surveillance systems are popular with single-store owners like the Calloways, as well as mega-convenience-store operations with thousands of locations. One advantage with 3xLOGIC is the ability to scale from a handful of cameras to tens of thousands of cameras, all managed from a single, easy-to-use platform and GUI.Calloway is planning to add at least six more cameras to cover remaining blind spots and to gain license plate visibility at the fuel pumps. Cameras are recorded to a 3xLOGIC NVR and managed with VIGIL Client software. Calloway and his wife also view camera feeds remotely on their smart phones, using 3xLOGIC’s ViewLite II, an Android app.Cash register cameras are integrated with the store’s POS system to enable close investigation of any questionable transactions. Calloway also takes advantage of the 3xLOGIC cloud application to store and retrieve video footage without using server capacity. The store has suffered a few break-ins, and while no one has been apprehended yet, “The sheriff told me we have the best cameras, with the crispest images.”“Compared to other systems, the 3xLOGIC system is very easy to use. We took 3xLOGIC’s training, and we haven’t seen that offered at other companies. I measure effectiveness by how many phone calls I get from my wife or other staff on how to operate the system—now, I get almost no calls.”Incidents? They’ve had a few: “We’ve seen fuel shortages and we could trace it back to a cashier approving more fuel than paid for; we’ve uncovered someone stealing lottery tickets; we’ve also proved a negative when we could show a customer that no one had broken into her car after she claimed a theft in our parking lot. We also had a break-in through the drive-thru window and the video picked up the incident before we even got a burglar alarm.”“Ease of use, image clarity, and the amount of data our system stores are excellent, and we get a lot of peace of mind being able to remotely view the entire store at any time. Our cameras show us everything—customer count, what employees are doing, if someone is tampering with the pumps—we haven’t had an incident where we re-wind and the video is not there. Overall, we’re very pleased, we’re so spoiled by 3xLOGIC, I wish I could put a camera everywhere.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Glenn Spencer on Oklahoma State: ‘We Can Get Beat by Anybody’

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It’s crazy to think about how close this team is to being 8-1 or 7-2 or even 6-3. Instead, 9-0 and there is weeping and gnashing of teeth over where it should be ranked when the College Football Playoff rankings are released on Tuesday night. The OSU coaches know, though, that this squad is vulnerable.Mike Gundy has been saying it all year. He said it after the Texas Tech game.“The year we had [Brandon] Weeden and [Justin] Blackmon and Joe Randle and all those guys, we could make up for things on Saturday because we were so talented,” Gundy said earlier in the year. “We’re not in that situation at this time.”He said it before the Kansas game.“We’re not good enough to just show up and get wins. We have to get better every day.”He said it in the middle of October.“You just have to talk to your players about the preparation. We’re not good enough to look past anybody. We practice on the team we’re going to play this week. That’s what we’ve always done here.”His coaching staff, specifically Glenn Spencer, is starting to catch on.“Could we lose that game up there (on Saturday)? Yes, but it ain’t going to be because of all of this,” said Spencer on Monday in reference to the 2011 plane crash. “If we lose, it’s because (the Cyclones) execute better than us.“This (OSU) team can get beat by anybody. I really believe that. Hopefully, that allows us to keep an edge for Saturday and not listen to what everybody is saying about us. Playing on the road up there, we’ve got to go and really play a tremendous game because they’re going to play better at home. So you’ve got to play a tremendous game and you’re not going to get a lot of gifts and they’re going to have a lot of emotion and a lot of intensity, so you’ve really got to step up to that challenge.”I’m sure he will have about 35 Spartan warrior quotes on hand to help motivate his guys.last_img read more

Daily Mullets (September 26)

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy on Monday…”Pleased to announce new offensive line coach, Les Miles. Welcome home, Mad Hatter.”— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 25, 2016Other sportsOSU football wasn’t the only OSU team to lose to Baylor this week. [O’Colly]Golf NewsArnold Palmer passes away. [CBS]This is probably the best thing I read about him last night. [SI]I also wrote about Rory’s monster 30 on the back nine yesterday with $11.5M on the table. [CBS] Football NewsMason Rudolph on OSU’s line and RBs: “I’m really proud of guys, our offensive linemen. They did an incredible job all game of moving the ball on the ground. Our running backs made some great cuts, some great runs.” [NewsOK]One month into the season, Oklahoma State’s biggest problem on paper is apparent. The Cowboys haven’t stopped the pass. [Tulsa World]Also look back at the last point here in our preseason “what worries us.” [PFB]Dez caught it. [PFB]Berry Tramel still has OSU No. 4 in his Big 12 power rankings. [NewsOK]Hey I did a nerd box score for the first time in a while. [PFB]Never before has a Mike Gundy-coached OSU football team had a losing record through five games. If the Cowboys don’t beat No. 22-ranked Texas this week in Stillwater, they will have stumbled to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12. Toppling Texas also is important for this reason: Since rolling to a 10-0 start last season, OSU has lost in five of its last six meetings with FBS opponents. [Tulsa World]Four of Oklahoma State’s final five drives Saturday night ended at the Baylor 11, Baylor 3, Baylor 1 and Baylor 24. Out of that, the Cowboys came away with a total of three points. [ESPN]We all felt how QB1 felt: “Gosh … the runs that Justice made tonight were incredible.” [NewsOK]The 10 best quotes from the BU game. [PFB]The 12 best stats. [PFB]Around the countryLes … gone. [PFB]Longest-tenured P5 coaches at same school:Stoops (18 yrs)Ferentz (18 yrs)Patterson (17 yrs)Gundy (12 yrs)Whittingham (12 yrs)— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 25, 2016last_img read more

Dez Bryant Makes Bet on Oklahoma State’s Passing Offense

first_imgTo which Dez confidently responded:100 push ups.. bet? https://t.co/cgEU1SUfos— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 23, 2016Dez has already lost one bet this year after Central Michigan beat OSU in a hail mary last second play and had to pay off his pushups. So either he’s very confident in OSU’s passing offense, or he really likes the challenge of doing an absurd amount of pushups.Through 3 games this season, the Washington State Cougars have put up 1,179 yards in Mike Leach’s pass happy system, averaging 393 per game. Oklahoma State, through four games, has put up 1,360 total pass yards — averaging 340 per game.No pressure, Mason. Dez Bryant is confident, to say the least, in Oklahoma State’s air raid attacking offense. “Big 12 all day … We known for letting the pig float lol,” was one recent tweet Bryant posted as an example.And Dallas Cowboys receiver, Vince Mayle, formerly of Washington State, wants to challenge the results. Mayle challenged Dez that Wazzu will “put up better passing numbers than yo skoo” this year:bet we put up better passing numbers than yo skoo this year— Vino (@Vince_Mayle) September 23, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

It Looks Like Dillon Stoner Is Out For the Season, Could Take Medical Redshirt

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Highly touted freshman receiver Dillon Stoner, who has played in every game this season for the Cowboys, was injured in the conference opener against Baylor and will undergo surgery next week, according to a Facebook post from his mother.screen_shot_2016-09-27_at_11-43-34_amStoner also posted about the news in a more vague way.screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-12-21-35-pmAs far as that potential medical redshirt, the information about medical redshirts is complex (which I know is shocking when it comes to the NCAA). Here are the criteria:• The incapacitating injury or illness occurs in one of the four seasons of intercollegiate competition at any two-year or four-year collegiate institutions or occurs after the first day of classes in the student-athlete’s senior year in high school.Check• The injury or illness occurs prior to the first competition of the second half of the playing season that concludes with the NCAA championship in that sport and results in incapacity to compete for the remainder of that playing season.Check (apparently).• In team sports, the injury or illness occurs when the student-athlete has not participated in more than three contests or dates of competition (whichever is applicable to that sport) or 30 percent (whichever number is greater) of the institution’s scheduled or completed contests or dates of competition in his or her sport.Oops.One instance of this happened at Ohio State a few years ago, and it came up that a conference championship game would count as part of the season but not a bowl game (this is bylaw 14.2.4.3.6.1.1.1 — a real bylaw!) So if you don’t count a potential bowl game for OSU, then Stoner has played in 33 percent of the season and would be ineligible for a medical redshirt.HOWEVER. There’s a caveat. This is bylaw 14.2.4.2.1 (another real bylaw!)A conference that denies an institution’s hardship waiver may submit the waiver to the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. The committee shall have the authority to review and determine whether to approve the waiver based on circumstances that may warrant relief from the application of the legislated waiver criteria.You could make a couple of arguments here for Stoner getting a redshirt. One, Stoner got hurt in the game between 25 percent and 33 percent of OSU’s games. Two, the Big 12 does not have a conference championship game and would next year so that should be taken into consideration.UPDATE (3:58 p.m.) — as Ben pointed out in the comments section, there’s another bylaw here. Specifically bylaw 12.8.4.3.6.2 (LOL!)12.8.4.3.6.2 Fraction in Percent Computation. Any computation of the percent limitation that results in a fractional portion of a contest or date of competition shall be rounded to the next whole number (e.g., 30 percent of a 29-game basketball schedule — 8.7 games — shall be considered nine games). So 12*.3= 3.6 which rounds up to 4 games…We have never really received a great reason for why J.W. Walsh didn’t get a sixth year after pretty clearly meeting all the requirements. Either way, this is a huge bummer for Stoner and for Gundy.Stoner recorded five receptions for 27 yards through four games, and played a large role in special teams in the early going this season.If Stoner does indeed take a medical redshirt as his mother stated, it will be a big blow to the receiving corps. who is already missing Marcell Ateman who is still recovering from an injury. With Stoner likely out, I would expect Austin Hays to take over those extra snaps at inside receiver in his absence, and Chris Lacy’s importance to the offense will likely increase as well.last_img read more

The Silver Lining For Oklahoma State Is That It Can Be Fixed

first_imgThe outcome of the Baylor game on Saturday was a huge bummer. Losing on the road to a touchdown favorite that was ranked inside the top 20 only after you turned it over four times, got inside the five-yard-line twice in the last 13 minutes and never scored and gave them 99.5 yards for the dagger is never a good thing. But there is certainly a silver lining.“We can’t beat ourselves,” said Tre Flowers on Monday. “We are in conference play, and no matter what people say, the Big 12 is a powerful conference. We have to get turnovers to give our offense more chances.”How you feel about the rest of OSU’s season is largely dependent on how you feel about Baylor. Remember last year? Remember the shellacking OSU took at home at the hands of a third string QB? OSU played them closer last season (45-35) than this season (35-24), but the games could not have felt any different.Remember how outclassed OSU was in 2015? Remember how many horses Baylor had and unleashed on a 10-0 Oklahoma State team? Remember how defeating that was? How uncontrollable it seemed? It was like playing Madden on All-Madden level after you had just spent five years playing on junior varsity. Like trying to shoot a basketball into a paper cup.Berry Tramel wrote on Saturday about how Mike Gundy was after the game. He should be. I don’t blame him. His defense let him down, his running back coughed up the game and he wasted a real chance to take hold of a wacky and wild conference race heading into the heart of the season. He should have been overturning boats on the Brazos.“My comments after the game were because I was upset for our team – coaches and players – because we were in a position to win the game and, I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but when you turn the ball over multiple times in critical points on the field and you give up big plays on defense – we gave up nine against Pitt and gave up ten against Baylor – it’s very difficult to win,” said Gundy. “You have to have a much superior athletic team. Well, Oklahoma State’s not been in that position … very much. So what happens then is you lose.”The glimmer of hope though is that OSU was not outclassed, out-horsed or out-talented. Nobody thinks otherwise. Now maybe you think Baylor is down or doesn’t have the talent it has had in the past, and I’ll listen to that argument. But OSU still stood toe-to-toe with a team that has consistently out-crooted the Pokes, and there was not a clear talent differential like there was last year. Guess which of those two teams from last Saturday has the most wins of any Big 12 team since 2011? It’s not OSU. Baylor is good and talented, and they aren’t demonstrably (if at all) better than the Cowboys.Could OSU be better on defense? Of course. Does it lack at the cornerback position and on the offensive line? Sure. But the glimmer of hope is that you can’t name me a team in the Big 12 and say, “this team is definitely more talented than Oklahoma State.” (You might be able to do this with OU after this weekend … but not right now).“You can take it either way,” said Jordan Burton on Monday. We try to look at the positives. We’re a couple of plays from being 4-0 but that also says we have a lot of potential that we can fulfill. We still haven’t played up to our best football, so that’s exciting to look forward to.”You can’t fix talent when talent is not there, and last year OSU could do nothing against its opponents in its last three games. Maybe Baylor is less talented this season or maybe OSU is more talented. I don’t know. But what I watched on Saturday is an OSU team that is a few fixes from being a Big 12 force. Maybe I think differently after the Texas game on Saturday, but for now, I still think OSU is a pretty dang good football team. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: OSU Crowd Chants ‘Gundy!’ ‘Gundy!’ After Win Over Texas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This tells you everything you need to know about how the Oklahoma State faithful feel about their head ball coach in Stillwater. Following OSU’s dominating win over the Horns in Stillwater, fans who stuck around after the game showed their support for Mike Gundy with a chant of ‘Gundy!’ ‘Gundy!” that echoed through Boone Pickens Stadium:#OKstate Gundy chants raining down inside BPS pic.twitter.com/tv3mr94Irq— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 1, 2016last_img read more

Notebook: Oklahoma State-Texas

first_imgHere’s the scene where Vance just decides he’ll talk to Charlie in the locker room. h/t @stinemonster #Texas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/Ls61cSUyZq— Sean Adams (@thatsean) October 1, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. THREE blocked extra points for OSU. Texas is controlling both offensive and defensive lines of scrimmage, but that special teams line! Future pro-bowl special teams kick blocker! UPSET ALERT!Oklahoma State runs No. 22 Texas out of town with a dominant 49-31 win pic.twitter.com/IWoJ2yKS5p— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 1, 2016 Big 12 refs on point today. Charlie tried to decline a penalty that would have given OSU a first down (an oversight by Charlie), and the refs quick to point out that it was a mistake. “The refs giving Charlie a helping hand here,” says the announcer. What? What? What?Rennie Childs, Barry J., and Jeff Carr all have their moments at times. But there’s no doubt Justice Hill is the real deal. The explosion through holes, the vision, the elusiveness. Everything he does is just a step ahead of the pack. We need more Justice Hills.James Washington is best when you think he’s down. A lot of his highlight plays come after dudes have him wrapped and he just wiggles away like he just lathered vaseline down his leg. Piesman moment!? pic.twitter.com/IdKiWM41HN— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) October 1, 2016 Here’s my notebook with some lingering thoughts from the Oklahoma State-Texas in the Saturday brunch matchup in Stillwater. You can read the 10 thoughts here.Oklahoma State came out with a fire under their tushies. Texas, coming off a bye week, elected to defer, then proceeded to let OSU march down the field with what I’ve been told is a “running game.”Rudolph is looking light on his feet. He has hit the “B” button early more than Justice Hill. When he’s elusive in the pocket, he’s tough to handle as a defense.Guarantee I just woke the neighbors up watching this in real time. Maybe the whole block. Vincent Taylor needs to run our 96-wheeler package! I’m all for Mason Rudolph getting out in space and sliding to avoid pressure, but if you feel the need to run QB1 at the goal line into two NFL linebackers, I’m not sure I understand why. Maybe speaks to the desperate nature of OSU’s poor running offense in the red zone.Game note: Two OSU linebackers are dinged up in the first half. Jordan Burton goes to the locker room with injury with ~3:00 left in first half, and Devante Averette tweaked an ankle. Kirk Tucker getting some extra play as well as Calvin Bundage getting some run at STAR linebacker is great, but not in this scenario.The 18-wheeler package for Texas is #strong. The J-Dub package worked for OSU, but Tyrone Swoopes is a whole different type of physical. Swoopes has 3 TD’s in the first half with zero pass attempts… You know what’s coming, Glenn!Defense: Super optional in the first half. A recap: It’s 30-25 #OKState. If Texas made its PATs, this game would be 28-28.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) October 1, 2016 It’s just a matter of time before Vincent Taylor blocks us all on Twitter— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) October 1, 2016 Block party in stilly ???— Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) October 1, 2016last_img read more

Notebook: Oklahoma State-Iowa State

first_img• Iowa State gained 19 first downs in the first half and just seven in the second. Still matched their season high (set last week against Baylor).screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-4-27-15-pm• Allen Lazard can play on any team I’m rooting for. Dude is a baller. I know he only had six for 55 yards, but he also had two TDs and was a nightmare for Spencer to deal with. Him and Mike Warren deserve better.• Mason Rudolph at home: 29 TDs | 4 INT. Mason Rudolph on the road: 9 TDs | 10 INT.• Justice League.• Sometimes I wonder if Rudolph clapping is why he fumbles. He does it so hard and so loudly. Even at home where it’s unnecessary. I know this is a conspiracy theory limb I’m stepping out on, but that Justice Hill fumble wasn’t 100 percent on Justice Hill. Some of it was on No. 2 which means the trend continues.• This is quite perfect.Mike Gundy and Mason Rudolph opt for cheerleaders in alma mater time #OKstate pic.twitter.com/dQzS6Y35Rt— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 8, 2016• Oklahoma State’s average starting field position was its own 36. Iowa State’s average starting field position was its own 21. #Sinor• Ashton Lampkin is running away with the Uni Heisman this year.screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-10-54-26-pm• I actually thought Iowa State’s gameplan was pretty good. They just couldn’t execute it in the second half. It became clear in the final 20 minutes that they were going to try and grind OSU into dust to seal the deal, but they never could find the dagger touchdown, and OSU would not go away.• Not OSU, but this was perfect.Usually when Kansas misses a field goal at home the refs call a foul so they can shoot free throws instead.— Kirk Haaland (@khaal53) October 8, 2016• At one point in the second half I felt like this is how Iowa State fans must feel to be Iowa State fans. So much helplessness. Also, if you’re wondering, OSU could win every game until 2116, and it would just start to make a dent into making up for the 2011 game.• Averette!Have mercy on em, Devante! https://t.co/TwEwDwUFF3— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 8, 2016• Rudolph looked like he was throwing palm balls. I’m not even sure how to describe that. It looked like he was throwing a football the way a water polo player would fling a water polo ball. Maybe these were only on throws where he was trying to get rid of it in a hurry, but it was quite strange.• I love this GIF.James Washington has 165 all-purpose yards and a TD on eight touches. #President pic.twitter.com/8cfT6gSaGK— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 8, 2016• There is a small part of me that is proud of OSU for not panicking and being patient and sticking with its stuff until it finally started working late in the third. I’m not sure the gameplan was to play rope-a-dope with Iowa State, but if it was, it worked quite well. Note: I also prefer 25-point blowouts.• ISU actually looked a little tired on offense compared to OSU being tired on defense late in the game. That might have been a depth and talent issue.• One of the catches Washington made that didn’t count.Still amazing. https://t.co/ToyrPjR7a3— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 8, 2016• OSU depth chart is all kinds of LOL:PuntTDPuntPuntTDPuntEnd of halfTO on downsPuntPuntPuntTDTDFGPuntTDPuntI do not understand.• Awesome.Awesome photo here of Ashton Lampkin showing what matters. pic.twitter.com/9E1U3JML3y— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 9, 2016• At one point on a Barry Sanders run the announcer said the following sentence with much gusto: “The genetics gets him to the 41” !!!• Dogs on OSU’s team (I need dogs!): McCleskey, Averette, Osborne and Jarwin. Dogs!• I love the way the sun sets and the chill falls over BPS on October nights. I wasn’t there tonight, but if you’re a student and you’re not experiencing that, even for the crappy games, you’re really missing out. It’s something special. Fall nights are the greatest, and there’s something magical about the way the sunset disappears beyond the west end zone and that cold envelops everybody for the last quarter or so. The intro into some of those nights that lasted forever in Stillwater. 10 Thoughts are posted here, but I needed to empty the notebook (as always). Here is almost everything I wrote down during that crazy game in Stillwater on Saturday.• I was watching the end of the Kansas-TCU game as Kansas successfully completed a hook & ladder against TCU on 4th and 22 and all I could think was, “Why don’t more teams run a hook and ladder as a regular play?”• Yep.It seems like Oklahoma State always has 7-foot tall WRs who are built like Superman.— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) October 8, 2016• Gundy said the following at halftime to ESPN “We need to find rhythm [on offense].” My question is why OSU isn’t better at flipping back and forth from passes to runs. It feels like we run 20 passes in a row follow by 10 runs and so on.• Jacob Park was terrifying. A homeless man’s RG3. His ceiling is about a Sears Tower’s difference than Joel Lanning. Why is Lanning playing over him when you’re ISU and you’re playing with nothing to lose? I was delighted when Park threw the pick in the fourth quarter and they rode Lanning at the end. Lanning is not a come-from-behind-in-the-final-quarter QB, but Park could potentially be.• One of my biggest pet peeves is people adding an “s” to the end of different words when there is no “s.” The announcers were doing it to Jacob Park.• Jarwin!Air Jarwin! https://t.co/ZWqmlvzIlz— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 8, 2016• Can you imagine refs conversing with Gundy on the sidelines these days? “That’s in-ack-rut! Did you do our Central Michigan?!”• One minor complaint about the offense. Sometimes it feels like we’re trying to do too much from week to week. I just finished The Perfect Pass which essentially is about the invention of the Air Raid, and it was talking about how original Air Raid teams thought 12 plays was too many. I was wetting myself. Maybe OSU is just not talented enough like it was in 2011 to have that small of a playbook, but sometimes I wish we would run fewer plays and run them faster and better.• Mike!When your cattle broke out of the barbed wire fence and you can’t get ‘em back. pic.twitter.com/xlPoOzEbdD— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 8, 2016• A reality of the first half is that OSU should have been down by more than it was but one of Iowa State’s receivers tried for a one-handed TD catch when two hands would have meant six points. I don’t know who flipped the secondary switch from off to on in the second half, but I’m glad it was done.• It’s probably not great that I thought, “crap, we’re giving it back to ISU with 2 minutes left” at the end of the first half. It’s also probably not great that Joel Lanning is tossing wrong-footed 35-yard TDs on you on the road.• This is crazy. OSU ended up defending 86 plays (which is a lot).First half snaps #OKstate has defended this season…SLU: 31CMU: 35Pitt: 39BU: 42UT: 45ISU: 55— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 8, 2016• This made me laugh.Liking @CycloneFB gray pants it’s a nice mix up from their traditional McDonald’s look— Trey Cobb (@cobber_22) October 8, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more