STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Riding the productive pass-and-catch tandem of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State put together the best season in school history and claimed its first Big 12 championship and BCS bowl victory.
Now, it's time for a youth movement.
Facing the daunting task of replacing a pair of first-round draft picks, the Cowboys plan to open their season with a freshman starting quarterback for the first time since 1950 and lean on experience elsewhere to try and defend their conference crown.
At age 18, new starting quarterback Wes Lunt is nine years younger than Weeden was at this point last year, heading into what would be a record-setting season.
"We'll have some young guys at some key positions, and there is still work to do," head coach Mike Gundy said at the team's media day Saturday.
"I'm excited about everything. Our defense is more athletic than it's been. I thought they were better than people gave them credit for last year, and we have a lo...