With exactly 10 weeks to the start of football season, we decided to begin a new series - the Throwback Watch Party!
We’ll review the games from Phillip’s list of Mike Gundy’s best wins with a link to the full game. Today’s 10th place game was the most recent, the Cowboys 38-8 win over the Colorado Buffaloes in the 2016 Alamo Bowl.
The win capped off another 10 (11 in our eyes) win season for the Cowboys; their fifth in the last seven seasons. The Colorado Buffaloes came in as no push-overs: racking up 10 wins, winning the Pac-12 South, and losing to the College Football Playoff-bound Washington Huskies in the conference championship game.
OSU got off to a slow start, only scoring a field goal in the first quarter (1st - 10:17). However, they started to open things up in the second, using some school-yard tomfoolery (2nd - 11:30) to score their first touchdown, a 10-yard run from Chris Carson (2nd - 11:15). The second one came four minutes later on a 5-yard pass to James Washington (2nd - 7:00). The defense also really came into their own in the second, sacking Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau twice (2nd - 6:40, 5:34) and picking off their backup on a trick play (2nd - 4:34).
The shellacking continued into the second half, with Blake Jarwin catching a 6-yard touchdown pass and Mason Rudolph finding Jhajuan Seales for a 23-yard touchdown. The Buff’s offense couldn’t get it going in the second half either, having three runs go for a loss and one sack (4th - 12:00). They did manage to squeeze in a garbage-time score (4th - 5:28) before giving up a 37-yard touchdown run to Justice Hill (4th - 3:44).
Mason Rudolph went 22-32 for 314 yards and 3 TDs. The running backs gained 189 yards and 2 TDs on 41 attempts. James Washington won the MVP award behind 9 receptions for 171 yards and a TD. If you don’t have time to relieve the entire game, check out these highlight videos, courtesy of OSU Athletics and Orange Power Studios.