OSU football notebook: Uniform matters
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Sunday, January 01, 2012
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Oklahoma State played 12 regular-season games and wore 12 different uniform combinations.
For the Dec. 3 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma, the Cowboys were in black helmets, orange jerseys and black pants.
One combination not yet worn - an all-black uniform. For Friday's Fiesta Bowl media day event, Cowboy players were clad in black jerseys. Might that mean that OSU will be in black helmets, black jerseys and black pants for Monday's meeting with Stanford?
"I don't know. This could be a hoax," Cowboy quarterback Brandon Weeden said. "We do have four other combinations. We wore this one just because the players wanted to wear it today. Monday night might be totally different. You never know."
Weeden said most of the players seem to like uniforms that combine black and orange.
For the blowout of Kansas, the Cowboys were in black helmets, black jerseys and orange pants.
"My favorite was probably Missouri, when we went all white," Weeden said. "I think that was one I was really looking forward to.
"Really and truly, there has not been one (color combination) that I haven't liked. I feel like we have done a pretty good job. I was a big fan of the gray jerseys. We weren't able to wear them as much as we would like."
More than any other player, Weeden has had influence on the selection of OSU's color combinations this season. But for the Fiesta Bowl, he says, "we had a group of seniors that came together and decided."
Statistical contrast: In his first season of handling placement kicks for Oklahoma State, junior Quinn Sharp is 20-of-23 on field goals.
Stanford's opponents, however, have been dismal on field goals - 7-of-18.
Honorary captains: During the Fiesta Bowl pregame coin toss, each team will have an honorary captain.
Representing Oklahoma State is former Cowboy All-American golfer Rickie Fowler. Stanford coach David Shaw's selection - former Cardinal golfer Tiger Woods.
"Here's a guy (Woods) who's a fighter," Shaw told the San Francisco Chronicle. "He's been to the mountaintop and he's been through adversity, and he's coming back fighting. He didn't turn his back on us during our lean times, and we're not turning our back on him."