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By the Numbers: Oklahoma State’s place in final regular-season stat rankings

by Gina Mizell Published: December 4, 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.

Oklahoma State’s regular season ended Saturday with a 41-34 loss at Baylor, but the Cowboys’ place in the NCAA stats did not change much in one week.

Here’s one stat to chew on, though. Last season, Brodrick Brown and Justin Gilbert combined for 10 interceptions. This season, OSU had nine as a team.

Top of the heap

4. Scoring offense (44.67 points per game)
5. Total offense (548.92 yards per game)
5. Total offense (548.92 yards per game)
7. Passing offense (333.42 yards per game)
T8. Sacks allowed (0.83 per game)
11. First down offense (26.50 per game)
13. Kickoff returns (25.28 yards per return)
13. Net punting (40.02 yards per punt)
14. Fumbles lost (6)
23. Third down conversion percentage (47.09 percent)
24. Passing efficiency (148.98 rating)
T25. Tackles for loss (6.83 per game)

Middle of the pack

T33. Tackles for loss allowed (4.83 per game)
36. Third down conversion percentage defense (36.50 percent)
46. Passing efficiency defense (125.36 rating)
69. Sacks (1.83 per game)
T69. Fourth down conversion percentage defense (51.85 percent)
70. Turnovers lost (22)
72. Scoring defense (29.42 points allowed per game)
T76. Penalties (6.33 per game)
T76. Interceptions (9)
80. Fumbles recovered (8)

Bottom of the barrel

82. Fourth down conversion percentage (46.15 percent)
82. Total defense (426.25 yards allowed per game)
T85. Turnover margin (-0.42)
88. Penalty yards (59.58 per game)
T89. Turnovers gained (17)
106. First down defense (29.32 allowed per game)
T107. Interceptions thrown (16)
111. Kickoff return defense (25.37 yards per return)
112. Pass defense (285.7 yards allowed per game)

Notable individual stats

Quinn Sharp
1. Field goals (2.08 per game)
2. Scoring (11.67 points per game)

Josh Stewart
7. Receptions per game (8 per game)
15. Total receiving yards (1,154)
17. Receiving yards per game (96.17)

Joseph Randle
17. Rushing (112.58 yards per game)
34. All-purpose yards (131.25 per game)

Justin Gilbert
23. Kickoff returns (26.40 yards per return)

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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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