September 1, 2006

Fearless predictions

If nothing else, "fearless" predictions are fun - either for the predictor or those making fun of miserably failed predictions.

With that in mind, we'll give it a go for Oklahoma State's season opener against Missouri State on Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Here are a few things we think you'll see on Saturday, and some might just surprise you.

Check back on Sunday and we'll see how we did.

Prediction #1 - Bobby Reid goes over the 215-yard mark in the passing game. Big "whoop de whoop" you say? Remember, it took 10 games for an OSU quarterback to beat that mark in 2005 (Al Pena threw for 351 in the 44-34 loss to Baylor).

Prediction #2 - Freshman running back Keith Toston will play. Not really too fearless there, considering Mike Gundy has said for weeks that Toston might play in the opener. We'll go one better then and predict Toston's total touches for the game at 15.

Prediction #3 - Anthony Parks will play in the first offensive series of the game. Gundy said last night that if Parks is fully cleared medically and legally, he will put him in the game just to see how he reacts. We think Gundy is hedging a bit, and you might even see Parks in the lineup for the Cowboys first offensive play.

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