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Homecoming Beatdown

The Cowboys score a season high 55 points against the woeful Jayhawks

NCAA Football: Kansas at Oklahoma State
Kolby Harvell Peel returns an interception from Kansas QB Jason Bean during the first quarter of the game.
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On America’s Greatest Homecoming, Oklahoma State played their “greatest” game of the season.

Sure it was against the now 1-7 Kansas Jayhawks but it was still a nice win. The Oklahoma State Cowboys scored more points in the first half (38) than they have in any game this season. One could argue that this is a turning point, but one can also argue... that its Kansas.

Spencer Sanders played most of the first half, throwing 19 times and completing 12 with 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. Additionally, Sanders ran seven times for 53 yards and another touchdown. His leading receiver was Tay Martin with five catches, 84 yards and a touchdown. RB1 Jaylen Warren only carried the ball nine times but managed to get 69 yards (7.7 yards per carry) out of it. The leading rusher for Oklahoma State was Dominic Richardson who carried the ball 11 times for 79 yards (7.2 yards per carry) and his first touchdown of the season. Brennan Presley had two total touchdowns, (one receiving and one rushing) in the Cowboys 55-3 victory over the team from Lawerence.

The defense stood out once again, with interceptions from Kolby Harvell-Peel and Jason Taylor II in the first quarter and an additional one from freshman Nick Session in the fourth quarter. The defense as a whole gave up 143 total yards in the game. 44 passing and 99 rushing. The Jayhawks went 0-13 on 3rd downs during the game as well. The first half was especially dominant for the defense, as Kansas had only 49 total yards and zero first downs.

This game also saw the return of Shane Illingworth, who went 6/10 for 70 yards and two touchdowns of his own. One to Bryson Green, and one to John Paul Richardson. Ethan Bullock also made an appearance, his first since the since last years Kansas game, he completed two of his three passes for 16 yards.

The Cowboys are now 7-1 and remain tied for second in the Big 12. They travel east on the Country Roads to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers fresh off a win against Iowa State

One final note: Warren Clay is an absolute legend for this