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Mike Gundy Says Alan Bowman Will Start at Quarterback vs. Kansas State

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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy was coy on Monday afternoon when asked about his starting quarterback going into Week 6. But just a few hours later on his radio show he apparently had a change of heart.

During his press conference earlier in the day, Gundy said about his quarterback situation, “We’re working through that this week in practice.”

But then, during his radio show on Monday night, Gundy instead commented, “He [Alan Bowman] played good enough to get the start, and we’ll watch from there.”


Alan Bowman got the start against Iowa State two weeks ago and threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns, while also throwing two interceptions and completing just 48% of his passes. It was the first time an OSU quarterback had started and played an entire game this season as the Pokes lost to Iowa State 34-27.

Gundy was asked during his press conference on Monday about why his offense was dramatically improved from the seven-point output against South Alabama, to which he said, “I think the consistency of our offensive line covering guys up in the running game and we protected pretty well until in the end when it was an all-pass situation, might have been a bigger add than one guy playing (quarterback).”

Regardless, OSU fans can at least know who they will see under center on Friday night when Oklahoma State takes on Kansas State in Stillwater. Kick off is set for 6:30 p.m. CST on ESPN.

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