Robinson unlikely to start tonight for OSU

It looks like Zac Robinson won't be making his 35th consecutive start at quarterback tonight for Oklahoma State.

Citing unnamed team sources, the Tulsa World is reporting that Robinson is in uniform, but will not start and likely will not play in the Cowboys' game against Colorado that will be starting in a few minutes.

The World reported that about an hour ago, OSU quarterbacks gathered on the field for their typical pass-and-catch drills as part of pre-game warmups. Robinson was not with them.

If Robinson can't go, he would be replaced by fourth-year junior Alex Cate, who will be making his first start since the 2005 season at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Robinson and Texas Tech cornerback Jamar Wall were involved in a violent, head-to-head collision near the end of the Cowboys' 24-17 victory over Texas Tech last week. OSU officials have never disclosed if Robinson sustained a concussion on the play.

Thursday's game is critical for the BCS at-large hopes of 8-2 OSU, which desperately needs a victory to improve its resume.

Look for OSU coach Mike Gundy to dial up a conservative gameplan that will feature heavy doses of running backs Keith Toston, Kendall Hunter and Beau Johnson.