OSU-TCU: Key matchup
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Saturday, October 27, 2012
10/27/12 at 6:30 AM
Considering the uncertainty surrounding OSU's quarterback situation and considering injuries to other skill position players, the Cowboys may need to manufacture points any way they can get them. Paging Justin Gilbert. The junior cornerback entered this season as OSU's career leader with four kickoff returns for touchdowns. With half a season gone and no touchdowns yet, he could be due for a home run play. Gilbert ranks 22nd nationally in kickoff returns (27.5 yards per return). TCU owns the nation's longest streak - 120 consecutive games - without surrendering a kickoff return touchdown. The Frogs haven't permitted a kickoff return for a score since a 2003 game against Tulane.
Original Print Headline: Key matchup: Justin Gilbert vs. TCU kick coverage unit
OSU's Justin Gilbert tackles Kansas' James Sims in a game earlier this month. STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World