Thursday afternoon it was announced that Oklahoma State starting quarterback Spencer Sanders will undergo surgery on his thumb, and will miss the rest of the 2019 football season.
Sanders was taken out of the Cowboys game last week against Kansas for precautionary reasons while being later determined that surgery would be required for the redshirt freshman.
The Denton, Texas native was having a productive freshman season for the Cowboys, with 2,065 yards passing, and a 16-10 touchdown to interception ratio.
In his place, will be the University of Hawai’i graduate transfer Dru Brown.
Brown has played in three games this season, including the end of last week’s game against Kansas. Brown is a combined 13/18 this season, with three touchdowns in the backup role for Oklahoma State.
Head coach Mike Gundy has not commented on the situation.
In the absence of Sanders, the Cowboys will likely lean more heavily on dynamic running back, and Heisman contender Chuba Hubbard. Hubbard leads the FBS with 1,726 rushing yards.
The 7-3 Cowboys come to Morgantown this weekend to take on the Mountaineers. The game will kickoff at 12:00, and will be televised on ESPN2.
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