September 12, 2007

Scouting the Trojans

One of the most annoying things for any driver to run into on the road is a speed trap.

And one of the most annoying things for a college football team to run into on the road is a trap game. That's what Oklahoma State might be facing with its second trip to the Deep South in three weeks, this time to Troy, where the Cowboys will take on one of the better-respected mid-major college programs in the country. The Trojans have been known to put scares into big-name programs in the past. The Big 12 region still talks about 2004, when Missouri went to southern Alabama and lost 24-14 to the Trojans, who were opening their new stadium, where the motto is: Come for the game, stay for the post-game double-feature.

The Trojans have two games under their belts in 2007, both against tough SEC foes. They started off the season against Arkansas, losing by a count of 46-26. That was followed up with a weird game at the Swamp, where Florida won 51-39, but Troy outscored the Gators 23-9 in the second half, reportedly with the first team UF defense still on the field.

This is definitely no gimme game for OSU, who may or may not start Zac Robinson at quarterback. While the Trojans have played two pretty big names so far this season, this one is at home and Troy should be pumped to try and nab another big-name Big 12 program at the Drive-In.

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