Hamilton to transfer to Georgia Southern

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State sophomore running back
Mike Hamilton is transferring to Division I-AA Georgia Southern
after losing his starting job during the season.

Hamilton was the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a
freshman last year and was named second-team All-Big 12 after
rushing more than 900 yards.

He started seven games this season and gained 546 yards before a
knee injury sidelined him and Dantrell Savage won the starting job.

Hamilton fell to third string behind Savage and freshman Keith
Toston and had no carries in four of OSU's last six games and
gained only 57 more yards.

The Cowboys are also losing backup quarterback Al Pena.

Pena, a junior in eligibility, is on schedule to graduate this
spring and expected to either transfer or begin his coaching career
under his father, a high school coach in Texas.

Also, reserve running back Calvin Roberts and walk-on receiver
Zac Ross have transferred to Harding University in Arkansas.