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Oklahoma State football: Cowboys limit penalties while rolling up yards

BY THE NUMBERS — Oklahoma State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 65-24 on Saturday. Those numbers are most important, but the Cowboys also set a school record for total offense.
by Jenni Carlson Modified: September 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm •  Published: September 15, 2012

Oklahoma State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 65-24 on Saturday. Those numbers are most important, but here's a look at some other significant numbers:

0: Penalties committed by the Oklahoma State defense a week after it committed seven, including five personal fouls. The Cowboy defense was whistled for one offside penalty against Louisiana-Lafayette, but it was declined.

1: Turnovers for the Cowboys after they had four, three interceptions and one fumble, in the loss at Arizona. The lone turnover Saturday was a Clint Chelf interception late in the third quarter.

1: Punt by the Cowboys, the only one coming at the 13:01 mark of the third quarter.

1: Incompletion for Wes Lunt in his career in games at Boone Pickens Stadium. That one impletion, though, was the play on which the freshman quarterback suffered a knee injury.

26: Number of snaps for Lunt in two home games this season.

39: First downs for the Cowboys, a school record. The previous record of 36 was set vs. Baylor and Kansas in 2010.

51: Yards, the length of a first-quarter field goal by Quinn Sharp. It was the longest of the kicker's career.

193: Points scored by the Cowboys in their past three games at Boone Pickens Stadium (44 vs. Oklahoma last season, 84 vs. Savannah State and 65 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette).

742: Yards of offense for OSU, a school record. The previous high was 725 against Baylor in 2010.

by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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