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By the numbers: Josh Stewart climbing receiving rankings

by Gina Mizell Published: November 13, 2012

We all know that the numbers don’t tell the whole story (or as Todd Monken would say, “stats are, really, for losers”). But each week, we’ll update where Oklahoma State ranks in the NCAA’s major statistical categories.

As we come down the stretch of the 2012 season, Oklahoma State is starting to settle into its place in the various NCAA rankings.

But Josh Stewart is climbing the individual rankings after his 13 catches for 172 yards against West Virginia on Saturday. He is now in the top 30 in the nation in receiving yards per game, receptions per game and total receiving yards.

Here’s an updated list:

Top of the heap

3. Scoring offense (43.89 points per game)
4. Total offense (561.11 yards per game)
4. Passing offense (348.78 yards per game)
4. Sacks allowed (0.67 per game)
5. Net punting (41.47 yards per punt)
7. Red zone offense (92 percent)
7. Kickoff returns (28.48 yards per return)
10. First down offense (26.67 per game)
22. Pass efficiency (153.53 rating)
22. Rushing offense (212.33 yards per game)
23. Third down conversion percentage (46.92 percent)
23. Third down conversion percentage defense (32.89 percent)
T23. Fumbles lost (6)
T26. Rushing defense (129.22 yards per game)

Middle of the pack

34. Tackles for loss (6.56 per game)
43. Pass efficiency defense (122.09 rating)
44. Tackles for loss allowed (5.11 per game)
45. Red zone defense (79 percent)
T53. Sacks (2 per game)
56. Punt returns (8.80 yards per return)
56. Total defense (388.78 yards allowed per game)
60. Scoring defense (26.67 points allowed per game)
61. Fourth down conversion percentage defense (47.62 percent)
69. First down defense (21.22 allowed per game)
71. Turnovers gained (19)
80. Penalties (6.67 per game)

Bottom of the barrel

T83. Fourth down conversion percentage (44.44 percent)
T91. Interceptions (6)
94. Penalty yards (65.56 per game)
98. Passing defense (259.6 yards allowed per game)
T100. Fumbles recovered (5)
T102. Turnovers gained (11)
106. Turnover margin (-0.89)
119. Kickoff return defense (28.13 yards allowed per return)

Notable individual stats

Quinn Sharp
1. Field goals (2.22 per game)
5. Scoring (11.89 points per game)

Josh Stewart
8. Receptions per game (7.67)
20. Receiving yards per game (93.11)
26. Total receiving yards (838)

Joseph Randle
17. Rushing (112.00 yards per game)
31. All-purpose yards (131.11 per game)

Justin Gilbert
11. Kickoff returns (29.95 yards per return)

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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