The Oklahoma State Cowboys’ (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) Big 12 dreams got some help last week with OU’s loss to Iowa State. This week they helped their own cause by taking care of business in front of a sold-out crowd and handily defeating the Baylor Bears (0-6, 0-3) 59-16.
It didn’t look good at first after Baylor did the first damage after Trestan Ebner recovered a fumble in the end zone for a Baylor touchdown.
After that it was pretty much all the Cowboys. First it was a touchdown reception from Marcell Ateman.
Then McCleskey had his turn on a pass from Rudolph for a touchdown.
Then there was this.
Justice. Was. Served.
After that the scoring just kept coming.
Mason took this one in himself.
The Cowboys got themselves a school record for total yards with 749 in route to Mason Rudolph’s first win against the Bears. He has now beaten every team in the Big 12.
QB1 was 19-of-31 for 459 yards, three TDs and no interceptions. He also added 11 yards on three carries and a score. Justice Hill broke 100 yards for the fourth time this season, compiling 117 on 14 carries, including his 79-yard scamper.
James Washington went insane, catching six passes for 235 yards. He added one touchdown, which should have been two had the Cowboys taken time to challenge the ruling of him being down at the 2-inch line towards the end of the first half.
Baylor quarterback Zach Smith threw an interception and went 11-of-28 on the day, amassing only 127 yards. His 3.2 QBR is the lowest by any opposing QB the Cowboys have faced this season. Terence Williams accumulated 95 yards on 10 carries out of the backfield, while Tony Nicholson was the Bears’ leading receiver only had four receptions for 57 yards. Meanwhile the Baylor defense struggled defending the pass giving up 471 passing yards.
The Oklahoma State defense was on a bear hunt holding Baylor to 168 passing yards. The Bears coughed up the ball three times on offense, but were fortunate enough to recover two of them. Justin Phillips was playing like a man possessed, gathering six tackles, five of which were solo, one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Next up the Cowboys will take on Texas in Austin on October 21 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium. Texas comes off a loss to Oklahoma. They come into a game with a 3-3 record.
Me after that game: