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Coach Gundy, Cowboys previews the upcoming Big 12 opener against Texas Tech
Coach Gundy and the Cowboys preview Saturday's game against UTSA.
J.W. Walsh accounts for three touchdowns in Saturday night thriller
Spring Practice Day
Desmond Roland ran for three touchdowns in win over No. 15 Texas Tech.
USATSPI: Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma - 12/07/13
Oklahoma State vs. Kansas - USATSI Gallery
Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)
No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State - UTSI
Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State
Big, physical back who was Oklahoma State's leading rusher in 2013 despite starting the year as a backup ... Has been a contributor on special teams and as a running back during his career.
2013 (Junior): Took over the starting spot at running back against Iowa State and never looked back, starting the final seven games of the season ... OSU's leading rusher with 811 yards on 176 carries ... Also led the team with 16 touchdowns, scoring 13 on the ground and three receiving ... Had the most rushing yards (219 at Iowa State), carries (31 at Texas Tech), and touchdown rushes (four at Iowa State) of any Cowboy in a 2013 game ... Big 12 offensive player of the week after the Iowa State game ... His next-best performance after Iowa State came against Oklahoma, where he rushed for 144 yards and two scores on 21 carries and had a 15-yard touchdown catch ... Had a 58-yard rush at Iowa State that helped him log an average of 8.4 yards per carry in that game ... Before taking over the starting spot, he totaled 147 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries in the first six games ... In the last seven games as a starter, he ran for 664 yards and 11 scores on 140 carries ... Had seven rushes of at least 20 yards ... Also had seven kickoff returns in the regular season, racking up 155 return yards for an average of 22.1 yards per return.
2012 (Sophomore): Led all OSU rushers (who had more than 20 carries) with an average of 6.5 yards per rush ... Finished fourth on the team with four rushing touchdowns ... Broke the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career with 104 yards and three scores against Savannah State in the season opener ... Ran for 56 yards and a TD against Louisiana ... Rushed for 52 yards on just seven carries against Texas Tech ... Gained 18 yards against Iowa State and 20 vs. Texas ... Had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Kansas State ... Had nine carries for 51 yards against Purdue, including a 22-yard run.
2011 (Freshman): Carried 17 times for 95 yards as a true freshman ... Rushed for 61 yards on eight carries in his NCAA debut vs. Louisiana ... That total included a 30-yard run ... Carried seven times for 27 yards vs. Kansas.
High School: Coached by Scott Smith ... Rushed for 1,300 yards as a senior with an 8.7-yard average and 21 touchdowns ... Ran for 1,200 yards as a junior ... Ran for 54 scores during his career ... Scout ranked him No. 15 among America's receiver prospects and the No. 12 prospect in Texas ... A second-team member of the Super Team as selected by Texas Football ... The No. 50 prospect in Texas as selected by SuperPrep ... Also played basketball and competed in track and field ... Recruited by Arkansas, Ole Miss, Nebraska, TCU and Texas A&M.
Personal: Desmond Lamont Roland II was born April 8, 1992, in Midwest City, Okla. ... Son of Carolyn and Desmond Roland ... His sister was an All-American distance runner at Grambling State ... Education major.
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