OSU likely could've scored 100 points in win over Kansas

by Gina Mizell Published: October 9, 2011

STILLWATER — The scene at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, where Bullet and the ROTC push-up guys needed to be on call at all times as the Cowboys seemingly entered the end zone at will, was more than predictable.

OSU's offense combined with Kansas' horrific defense resulted in a disastrous day for the Jayhawks. Or a masterful day for the Cowboys, who saw Brandon Weeden and the rest of the first-team offense exit the game before halftime.

The 70 points put up by OSU was historic in its own right, tying the modern-day school record for points scored in a game.

“That was about as efficient as you can get,” Weeden said.

But the Cowboys could have scored more. A lot more.

Rumblings in the press box started in the first quarter — as OSU was already quickly and efficiently racking up 35 points in the period — about the Cowboys threatening to hit the century mark.

One reporter: “Oklahoma State is going to have to work to not score 100 points in this game.”

Another reporter: “I hope OSU scores 100 points, because that's the only thing that will make this game interesting.”

And as mind-boggling as that sounds, it was absolutely possible.

I'm no math whiz, but let's run some numbers.

OSU scored a touchdown on all eight of its first-half possessions, six of which took up less than two minutes of game clock. Seven of those scores came from the first-team offense, and one from the reserves that entered the game with 3:20 to play before intermission.

Let's just assume that the starters also would have scored that eighth touchdown, had they been sent out for that final drive before the half. That's a safe bet, right?

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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