We knew Oklahoma State would start with two road games in the first three conference matchups, and both were in venues we considered potential issues for the Cowboys.
If I had told you that OSU's combined offensive stat line in Austin and Morgantown would be...
- Passing...46-79 (58.2 percent) for 520 yards (6.6 YPA/11.3 YPC)
- Rushing...84-237 (2.8 YPC)
- As many turnovers as touchdowns, six each, and two of those resulted in defensive touchdowns
- 13 punts
- Passing allowed...27-54 (50%) for 305 (5.6 YPA/11.3 YPC)
- Rushing allowed...103-427 (4.1 YPC)
- More turnovers taken than touchdowns allowed (5:4) and one of those was a defensive score
- 14 punts
Play No. 1 - Rudolph 40-yard run
West Virginia came out firing, marching to a touchdown on their opening drive of the second half. On cue, Rudolph delivers late on a very deep out to Ateman, which is undercut and intercepted by the Mountaineers near midfield. OSU's defense bowed up, however, forcing a three and out. The resulting punt pins the Cowboys inside their own 20. A generous PI penalty on WVU gave OSU a little breathing room, but a first down run for no gain (common theme) and an incompletion left a third and long for Rudolph and Company. As has been the case many times this season, our boys converted, however it was Mason's legs doing the work, as he broke contain and galloped 40 yards. Childs would grind out another 13 yards (longest gain by a RB since a 13 yarder by Carson against Texas) before another WV penalty moved things along. Walsh would assume what has become his regular role as goal line closer, hitting Blake Jarwin for the touchdown, however the missed PAT (due to a mishandled snap) would prove troublesome a little later on.
Play No. 2 - Childs catch and run for 31 yards
Play No. 3 - Childs seven yard run
OFFENSIVE LINE IS OFFENSIVE
MASON RUDOLPH IS THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SOMETIMES HURTS.
UNTIL THE OFFENSIVE LINE IS OPENING HOLES, WE NEED ELUSIVENESS AT RB
SPECIAL TEAMS IS, WELL, SPECIAL
IT IS OBVIOUS THAT MIKE YURCICH'S LEASH IS ABOUT 1/3 AS LONG AS HOLGORSEN'S OR MONKEN'S
Being conservative doesn't mean you can't be creative.
This is just sick. pic.twitter.com/hZ2SixzPMW— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) October 11, 2015