OSU 36, TCU 14: By The Numbers

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 10:03 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma State stepped up in a big way in a dominant 36-14 victory against TCU on Saturday. Here are some key numbers from the victory:

0 – The number of points scored by TCU after the first quarter in an outstanding defensive showing from the Cowboys.

9 – In the past three games, Oklahoma State's defense has held its opponents to zero points in nine of 12 quarters of football. This defense is getting better and doing it fast.

36 – TCU came into Saturday's game averaging 36 points per game but the Frogs' offense scored just seven against the Pokes. TCU reached 14 thanks to an interception returned for a score in the first quarter.

3 – OSU receiver Charlie Moore hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against TCU to mark his third-consecutive game with a TD reception of 20 yards or more. He had a 72-yard score against Kansas and a 74-yarder against Iowa State last week.

2 – The number of third down conversions for the Horned Frogs on 14 tries. That is a far cry from the third-down defense OSU was playing just a few weeks ago when Texas converted on 9-of-17 and Arizona converted on 8-of-17 in the Pokes' only losses.

1 – The number of 100-yard rushers TCU has allowed in its past 11 games. With 126 yards on Saturday, Joseph Randle became the first back to eclipse the century mark against the Horned Frogs this season and the first since D.J. Harper of Boise State rushed for 125 against the Frogs in 2011. Randle rushed the ball a career-high 32 times and also caught five passes for 37 yards.

35 – Randle moved into sole possession of fifth place on Oklahoma State's all-time rushing touchdowns list with his 35th score on Saturday. He moved past former Cowboy standout Tatum Bell.

324 – In his first game in six weeks, OSU freshman quarterback got back into the action with 324 passing yards on 18-of-33 completions with one touchdown and an interception.

120 – Sophomore receiver Josh Stewart kept up his outstanding play with six receptions for a career-high 120 yards against TCU. Stewart caught 13 passes in last week's victory against Iowa State.

3 (again) – OSU's defense forced three turnovers against TCU, getting back to its ball-hawking ways of 2011. The three takeaways matched the Pokes' total from the three previous games combined.

5 – Oklahoma State's offense was having a difficult time finding the end zone early in the game but that's not as deflating when you have Quinn Sharp on your roster. The senior kicker converted 5-for-5 on his field goal tries from 22, 34, 30, 32 and 27 yards to help propel the Cowboys to the victory.