OSU 31, Iowa State 10: By The Numbers


Saturday, October 20th 2012, 4:59 pm
By: News 9


OSU toppled No. 24 Iowa State in impressive fashion, dominating the Cyclones 31-10 at Homecoming in Stillwater. Here are some key numbers from the victory.

63 – The number of victories for Mike Gundy as the Cowboys' head coach. With the win against Iowa State, Gundy moved past his former coach, Pat Jones, for the most victories in OSU history.

1 – The number of orange helmets now in the Cowboys' arsenal of attire.

35 – The number of yards gained on Iowa State's first offensive play, en route to a nearly effortless nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive on the game's opening possession.

0 – The number of scoring drives allowed by the Oklahoma State defense after the first quarter.

67 – Five days after being named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for an unreal punting showcase against Kansas, OSU's Quinn Sharp kept the impressive booting of the football on full display with a 67-yarder to pin ISU inside its own 15 on his first kick of the game.

3 – The number of 300-yard passing games this season by J.W. Walsh, the most in school history for a freshman. Walsh completed 32-of-47 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown.

174 – Yards of total offense for running back Joseph Randle. The Wichita native had 151 yards on the ground with two touchdowns on a 6.3 yards-per-carry average, highlighted by a 62-yard burst in the fourth quarter. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. Randle was limited to just 52 total yards and no scores in last season's loss in Ames.

625 – The Cowboys' total offensive yardage against a vaunted Iowa State defense that entered the game ranked 33rd nationally in yards-per-game allowed at 343.2 per outing.

2 – For the second consecutive game, Walsh hooked up with Charlie Moore for a 70-plus yard touchdown strike. Walsh hooked up with Moore for a 72-yard score in last week's win at Kansas and then found Moore again on Saturday for a season-long 74-yard touchdown.

13 – The number of connections on the day between Walsh and former Denton (Texas) Guyer high school teammate Josh Stewart. Stewart had 89 receiving yards.

116 – Oklahoma State entered the game ranked 116th nationally in turnovers forced on the season with four, better than only Buffalo's three. OSU responded on Saturday by forcing two key ISU turnovers in an impressive defensive outing for the Pokes.