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Daxx Garman’s decision making key for a sixth Cowboy victory

Daxx Garman threw 58 passes without an interception to open the season. To that point, in the first quarter against Texas Tech, his only statistics in the Cowboy record books were solid.

Garman was 33-of-58 for 568 yards and four touchdowns. No interceptions and more than 17 yards per completion. Impressive, considering the long gap in his playing career before this season.

Garman’s 59th pass didn’t go so well. It sailed over a receiver’s head and into the hands of a Red Raider cornerback. And ever since, it’s been a trend.

In conference play, Garman has thrown 11 interceptions. He’s had multiple-pick games in five of his last six starts. And he’s only found the end zone with his proven-strong arm twice over the past five games.

There are more forces at work than Garman’s mistakes that have led to the Cowboys’ inefficiencies on offense this year. But if OSU is going to beat Texas on Saturday, his decision making could play a large role.

The Longhorns’ defense has 13 picks so far this season. The second most in the Big 12.

“We have to continue to get better, we can’t just settle on this,” said UT cornerback Quandre Diggs after Texas beat West Virginia 33-16 last Saturday. “At the same time, we’re going to celebrate, we’re going to have fun, we’ve just got to be ready to regroup tomorrow and be ready for Oklahoma State.”

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