Donovan Smith’s dual-threat ability will challenge OSU in Houston

Donovan Smith’s dual-threat ability will challenge OSU in Houston

Two on OSU: At 6-foot-5, 241 pounds, Smith is built like former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. He's the kind of dual-threat quarterback OSU struggles against.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Nov 16, 2023, 12:00pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Nov 16, 2023, 12:00pm CST

Cougars quarterback Donovan Smith, who is built like Cam Newton, is an integral part of Houston’s rushing game. Smith is 6-foot-5, 241 pounds and leads Houston in carries. Ben Hutchens joins me to talk about how OSU has struggled at times against dual-threat quarterbacks and who will be important to stopping Smith on Saturday.

OSU’s pass rush has been quiet lately. Coach Mike Gundy called it “very average” in a 45-3 loss at UCF. We discuss the two linebackers who lead OSU in sacks and why they are important Saturday. The Cowboys’ final road game will be their first this season in Texas. If they finish strong, it may not be their last in the Lone Star State. Ben and I talk about the importance of Houston to the Big 12, some past notable OSU players hailing from Houston and the city’s importance to OSU.

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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