Sources: Stewart Will Not Play Against Texas
Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart

Posted Nov 16, 2013

Josh Stewart, the top receiver for Oklahoma State through the first nine games of the season and one of college football's best punt returners, will not be playing when the Cowboys (8-1) face Texas (7-2) on Saturday in Austin, Texas, according to sources and several media reports. Stewart suffered an injury in last week's win over Kansas, and sources say he did not travel with the team to Austin.

Stewart leads the Cowboys with 40 catches for 510 yards. He had five catches for 81 yards, including a touchdown receptions of 33 and 17 yards against the Longhorns a year ago in Stillwater.

He also ranked seventh nationally with 18.2 yards per punt return, including returns of 95, 67, 46, 41, 36 and 29 yards in the first nine games.

Listed behind Stewart on the official depth chart is sophomore David Glidden, who has 13 catches for 164 yards through nine games this season. However, he caught a career-best six passes for 73 yards in last week's win over Kansas, playing most of the game after Stewart suffered the injury early in the first quarter.

The Tulsa World reported late Friday night that Stewart responded to a question by a follower on Instagram whether he had regained his health. His response was, "I'll be back for Baylor next week."

OSU plays Baylor at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Boone Pickens Stadium.

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