The superlatives in Oklahoma State's 49-45 victory against Texas Tech were enough to make heads spin.
The Cowboys had three 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time in school history. Running back Dantrell Savage
had 130 yards, quarterback Zac Robinson
had 116, and running back Kendall Hunter
The Cowboys rolled up 610 yards of total offense, most since 673 yards against Texas Tech in 2003.
Texas Tech had its own big numbers, too. The Red Raiders had 718 yards of total offense, the most ever allowed by an OSU defense.
Quarterback Graham Harrell
's 646 passing yards were fourth most in NCAA history. The Red Raiders now have three of the top five performances with B.J. Symons
at third (690 yards vs. Mississippi, 2003) and Cody Hodges
at fifth (643 vs. Kansas State, 2005).
•Dizzying digits II:
If you thought this year's edition of OSU-Texas Tech was wild, the 2003 game had even more offense.
Saturday, the teams combined for 94 points and 1,328 yards of total offense. Four years ago in Stillwater, the Cowboys and the Red Raiders combined for 100 points and 1,334 yards.
OSU won that day, too, beating Texas Tech 51-49.
More irony: that game also ended with a defensive play. Defensive back Jon Holland
intercepted a B.J. Symons
pass that secured an OSU victory.
•Hurts so good:
Tight end Brandon Pettigrew
suffered a bruised hip when he dove into the end zone on the game-winning touchdown reception.
After the game, Pettigrew walked with a pronounced limp but said he was fine and should be OK for the week ahead.
"I didn't know who was around me,” he said. "I was just trying to make it. I'm fine. It's just a little sore. I'll put some ice on it. I'll be all right.