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Absence Has Made the Heart Grow Fonder for OSU for their Home Opener

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OSU returns to Boone Pickens Stadium this week.
A bit of familiarity that has the cowboys excited for Saturday.
“Playing at home I just like the environment,” Emmanuel Ogbah, OSU defensive end, said.  “I just like our fans.  Everybody’s calling your name.  Yelling your name.  You just feel welcome.  It’s your home crowd, you have to play hard for them.”
The Pokes put up 24 points last week, but when it comes to what they need to work on, for offensive coordinator, Mike Yurcich it’s simple.
Put the ball in the endzone.
“We need to throw better,” Yurcich said.  “We need to catch it better.  We need to block better.  We need to run it better.  Everything can improve.  Everything will improve.  Establish more of a rhythm.  We can’t do self-destructive things.  We can’t commit penalties.  We can’t hold.  We can’t jump offsides.  We have to control the controllables, and we do that and we’ll be fine.”
Mike Gundy has long maintained that parody is growing in college football, and says OSU can’t overlook any team.
This week that’s Central Arkansas.
Who ran 105 five plays last week, which is a lot.
However, the Cowboy head coach says that should help his team this Saturday.
“It will be good for us,” Gundy said.  “It will be a good game for us.  It will be a good challenge for our guys to go out and play.  We need to improve in those areas.  We need to get better at offense.  We need to play faster.  We need more big plays.  It’s a game we need to go out, improve and compete against ourselves.  And understand that Central Arkansas has had a history of moving the ball and scoring some points.”
In Stillwater, Nate Feken, NewsChannel 4 sports.
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