Baylor returned to its home away from home Saturday, going through its first AT&T Stadium practice for the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
The Bears (11-1, 8-1 Big 12), who have played in AT&T Stadium five consecutive seasons, worked for one hour and 45 minutes in preparation for their game Friday against Michigan State (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten).
Head Coach Art Briles said the team’s energy was “pretty good.”
“I thought our focus was good,” Briles said.
GRAPEVINE, Texas – Oklahoma State followed its normal game-week schedule by conducting a walkthrough Thursday, a little over 24 hours ahead of its matchup with Missouri in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Instead of staging the walkthrough at AT&T Stadium, the 13th-ranked Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) accomplished what they needed to accomplish at the team hotel, OSU and No. 8 Missouri (11-2, 7-2 SEC) meet Friday.
Oklahoma State practiced six consecutive days after arriving for bowl week, two of those at AT&T Stadium and four at a local high school.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Head Coach Mike Gundy knew that game day was almost here Wednesday by the way his players practiced.
Oklahoma State punctuated a week of practices for the AT&T Cotton Bowl with a session high on concentration at AT&T Stadium. Players worked for about 90 minutes in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts in what equated to a regular-season Thursday practice, the last before the game.
No. 13 OSU (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) squares off against No.
Arlington – The No. 8 Missouri Tigers hit the practice field one final time with a 90-minute workout at AT&T Stadium with the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic looming in two days.
Mizzou (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) took time to work on its final adjustments, while making sure to continue its emphasis on fundamentals in preparation for the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12 Conference).
Leading the list of 32 Tigers returning to their home state for the program’s 30th bowl game is senior QB James Franklin.
Arlington – The No. 8 Missouri Tigers spent New Year’s Eve morning back on the practice field with their focus squarely on the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and their opponent, the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Mizzou (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) was crisp in its workout that ran just under two hours. Working in pads and shorts, the team conducted group work sessions accompanied with some full-field scrimmaging in fine-tuning its game plan for Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2 Big 12 Conference).
EULESS, Texas – Oklahoma State completed its fourth practice in preparation for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, working for an hour and 45 minutes Monday at Trinity High School.
“Practice was good,” Head Coach Mike Gundy said. “We went through special teams and had good offensive and defensive periods. The attitude and tempo were really good. We’ve got great senior leadership with 28 of those guys. That helps us during bowl week.”
One of those seniors, cornerback Justin Gilbert, will be on the defensive side of perhaps the game’s most intriguing matchup, going against Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Arlington – After enjoying a day away from the field and taking in Sunday night’s Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys game, the No. 8 Missouri Tigers were up early Monday morning for a 90-minute workout at AT&T Stadium for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Head coach Gary Pinkel said he was pleased as Mizzou had its most lively prep session so far in North Texas in preparation for the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12 Conference).
EULESS, Texas – Arriving a day early to prepare for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic has helped Oklahoma State regain its sharpness, Head Coach Mike Gundy said Sunday after the team completed its third practice since reporting Friday. The team worked two hours in full pads.
The 13th-ranked Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) have improved with each practice after a short layoff to be with family over Christmas. The sessions at Trinity High School have been closed to the public and media, and concentration has returned quickly as the Pokes get ready for their opponent, eighth-ranked Missouri (11-2, 7-2 SEC).
Arlington – The No. 8 Missouri Tigers shook off the rust of the holidays with a spirited 90-minute practice in the team’s first workout at AT&T Stadium for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Mizzou (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) worked on all three phases in short and shoulder pads as the team continued to narrow its focus towards its post-New Year’s date with the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big 12 Conference). Head coach Gary Pinkel said the Tigers’ attention to detail will need to be sharp as his squad gets ready for a primetime showdown in front of a capacity crowd.
EULESS, Texas – The Oklahoma State football team held its second Texas-based practice for the AT&T Cotton Bowl early Saturday afternoon at Euless Trinity High School. The Cowboys practiced outside in clear, sunny conditions on artificial turf while wearing helmets and pads. Coach Mike Gundy talked with Okstate.com following the workout. His comments:
Coach Mike Gundy
On how the practice went
“We had a good practice today.
The Oklahoma State football team held its first Texas-based practice for the AT&T Cotton Bowl Friday afternoon at Euless Trinity High School. The Cowboys practiced outside in clear, brisk conditions on artificial turf while wearing helmets and pads. Coach Mike Gundy talked with Okstate.com following the workout. His comments:
Coach Mike Gundy
On how the practice went
"We had a good practice. We've got all of our players here and we worked out for about an hour and fifteen minutes and we were able to run some.
The tale of the 2013 season for the No. 8 Missouri Tigers begins its final chapter as the team descended on North Texas today for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Mizzou's official travel party, including approximately 50 players, coaches, support staff, athletic administrators and their families, arrived mid-afternoon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas after flying from Columbia on a charter flight. The remaining 70-plus players met the team at the hotel, arriving individually via private vehicles.