Oklahoma State's Depth Chart for Kansas

Zach Lancaster

STILLWATER -- The Cowboys are coming off a 27-13 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in Stillwater and are now set for a showdown against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence this coming Saturday.

Let's take a look at the latest depth chart released by Mike Gundy and the program.

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Oklahoma State's depth chart for Kansas

There doesn't appear to be too many differences between this depth chart and the one set for the WVU game. Spencer Sanders is listed as the starter, as he was for the WVU game, but according to coach Gundy, there's a chance he could be ready to go this Saturday.

“Obviously, Spencer [Sanders], he’s gonna feel a lot better,” coach Gundy said on Monday. “He practiced [on Sunday] and I’m guessing when we go out Tuesday, he’ll be in even better condition. The reps were in Shane [Illingworth’s] favor last week and I would say by the middle of the week the reps will be in Spencer’s favor just based on what we see. We’ll have to wait and see where we’re at Tuesday and Wednesday with Spencer.”

Coach Gundy said after the game on Saturday Sanders probably could've played against the Mountaineers, but the coaching staff didn't want to aggravate the injury to where it could potentially bug him the rest of the season. He suited up and warmed up with the quarterbacks and receivers before the game, but Illingworth got the nod.

Freshman Shane Illingworth came in in the second half against Tulsa and got his first career start against West Virginia and led the Pokes to wins in both of those games. So, it's more than obvious he can handle the pressure and take care of business.

This is a Kansas team that's really struggling, so it'll be interesting to see if Gundy and quarterback coach Tim Rattay deem Sanders ready to go, especially with a bye week coming up next week. It might be prudent to give Illingworth the nod just to give Sanders an extra two weeks of rest.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN. 

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Comments (5)
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Kinda odd they have Antwine listed as backup DE, he blew out his ACL, right?

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Kansas cowboy

No that was the Arkansas transfer antwine is the Colorado transfer


Not so long ago, a lightly regarded (Recruiting Star) Redshirt Freshman from Port Allen, Louisiana started every game for us on the OL in Mason Rudolph's and James Washington's Junior Season and Chris Carson's final one as a Cowboy (2016). His name was and is Marcus Keys.

A year later (2017), another lightly regarded Redshirt Freshman from Topeka, Kansas was pressed into service for us starting in three games during the season that was the culmination of Rudolph and Washington's stellar college careers. His name was and is Teven Jenkins.

We've been here and have done this before and the high likelihood is that this won't be the last time that we'll have to play Freshmen O-Linemen either.

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BTW, 2016 and 2017 were both 10 win seasons and both were highlighted by Cowboy Offenses that were widely regarded as being among the best in the Nation.