OSU 55, West Virginia 34: By The Numbers

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:35 pm
By: News 9

Clint Chelf helped guide OSU to an impressive 55-34 victory against West Virginia on Saturday. Here are some key numbers and stats from the victory:

1 – There is a new record holder for career kickoff returns for touchdown at Oklahoma State. Junior Justin Gilbert moved past former Cowboy Perrish Cox with a 96-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter for his fifth career return.

4 – The number of passing touchdowns for OSU's third-string quarterback Clint Chelf in his first career start. Chelf completed 22-of-31 passes for 292 yards and also threw one interception.

21 – With 55 points today, OSU has now eclipsed the 50-point mark 21 times under Mike Gundy.

2 – Muffed return attempts by West Virginia resulting in turnovers. The two miscues resulted in two Quinn Sharp field goals for OSU. The first was a kickoff that bounced off the helmet of a WVU player in the second quarter that helped OSU extend its lead to 31-14. The second was even more pivotal, as Tavon Austin accidentally touched a punt off a weird bounce, swinging the momentum back in OSU's favor after West Virginia had cut the lead to 31-24. Sharp nailed another field goal to make it a two-possession game.

35 – For the 35th consecutive game Oklahoma State had a scoring drive lasting two minutes or less, extending its NCAA-leading streak in that category. OSU had five scoring drives consisting of two minutes or less in time of possession on Saturday, not including Gilbert's kick return touchdown.

37 – Wind definitely played a factor in Boone Pickens Stadium with a lot of balls taking odd bounces and passes floating well beyond their intended destination. Wind gusts up to 37 miles per hour were recorded in the stadium.

10 – Despite Chelf making his first start under center, OSU's scoring production was consistent, scoring at least 10 points in each quarter. OSU's scoring breakdown by quarter was 21, 10, 10 and 14.

3 – The number of touchdowns scored by sophomore wide receiver Josh Stewart. Stewart scored the game's first touchdown on a 46-yard run on a reverse and followed that up with touchdown receptions of 21 and 20 yards, respectively.

13 – The number of receptions by Stewart, tying his own career best in catches that he set against Iowa State this season. Stewart finished with 172 yards receiving and 46 rushing.

5 – The number of consecutive games in which Charlie Moore has hauled in a touchdown reception. He snagged a hard-fought five-yard TD on a fade route in the third quarter to give OSU a 38-24 lead.

6 – OSU's crowd of57,799 on Saturday was the sixth-largest crowd in OSU history.