3 key injured Oklahoma State players ahead of Texas football matchup

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Jaden Bray, WR

Sophomore wide receiver Jaden Bray is one of the most talented and potent skill players that Oklahoma State has in the fold this season. The second-year wideout is showed some real flashes down the stretch last season that he could become one of the better wide receivers in the Big 12 thanks to his speed and elusiveness in the open field combined with the strength he added to his frame during the offseason working with S/C coach Rob Glass.

Bray made his season debut for the Pokes two weeks ago in the win over Texas Tech. He missed the first four games of the season for Oklahoma State due to a hand injury that he suffered back in fall camp.

Yet, the 6-foot-2 and 200-pound Bray wasn’t very effective in the 65 offensive snaps he took for Oklahoma State against Texas Tech on Oct. 8. He was targeted eight times in that game, good for two catches for 24 receiving yards, and no touchdowns.

Bray clearly didn’t look like himself against Texas Tech, as he wasn’t able to go up and get some of the contested 50/50 balls we heard he was so capable of grabbing throughout the offseason and that he came down with on a few occasions last season. He was 0-of-4 on contested balls against Texas Tech.

Despite returning for Oklahoma State two weeks ago against the Red Raiders, he wasn’t able to go last weekend against TCU. The hand injury he suffered during fall camp still lingered and caused him to miss his fifth game of the season.

We still don’t know the status of Bray heading into Week 8. This is another key injury that could impact Oklahoma State in this game if Bray is absent for the second straight week.

Bray is the presumed starter for Oklahoma State at the x-wide receiver spot. Sophomore Bryson Green has taken the snaps at x-wide receiver in the absence of Bray this season.