Inexperience is usually not a positive factor for a winning team, just ask the Oklahoma State offensive line.

Whereas inexperienced quarterback Shane Illingworth found success, the offensive line did not.

In the Cowboys’ 16-7 victory against Tulsa on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, OSU’s offensive line collapsed under pressure for much of the game.

Specifically with the right side of the line, redshirt freshman Cole Birmingham and redshirt sophomore Hunter Anthony could not hold up against the blitzing Golden Hurricane defense.

The inexperience between the two cost the No. 11 Cowboys valuable yardage.

Birmingham limped off in the first quarter and Hunter Woodard, a redshirt sophomore left guard, filled in the gap at right guard.

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