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By the numbers: Oklahoma State's defensive numbers remain strong, offensive numbers mediocre

by Gina Mizell Modified: October 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm •  Published: October 22, 2013


Here’s our weekly update of where Oklahoma State stands in the NCAA stat book.

One thing: Remember when the Cowboys were the nation’s best red zone team? Those days are long gone. They rank 83rd in the nation now.

Top of the heap
4. Punt returns (20.21 yards per return)
6. Kickoff return defense (16.94 yards per return)
9. Turnover margin (plus-9)
10. Pass efficiency defense (102.88)
T14. Scoring defense (18.3 points per game)
T15. Sacks allowed (1 per game)
T17. Red zone defense (72.2 percent)
T17. Turnovers gained (16)
20. Rushing defense (117.5 yards allowed per game)
21. Passing offense (303.7 yards per game)
23. Third down conversion percentage defense (32.7)
T23. Fumbles lost (3)
25. First down defense (118)
28. Total defense (355.2 yards allowed per game)

Middle of the pack
32. Scoring offense (35.7 points per game)
T34. Turnovers lost (9)
36. Kickoff returns (23.25 yards per return)
T43. Tackles for loss (6.3)
45. Yards per completion (12.74)
T51. Interceptions thrown (6)
50. Total offense (440.2 yards per game)
58. Third down conversion percentage (42 percent)
60. Pass efficiency (133.19)
69. Punt return defense (8.14 yards allowed per return)
70. Completion percentage (58.8 percent)
73. Passing defense (237.7 yards allowed per game)
T70. Fumbles recovered (4)
T74. Tackles for loss allowed (6.17 per game)
77. Net punting (36.31 yards per punt)

Bottom of of the barrel
81. Penalties (6.33 per game)
T81. First down offense (135)
T81. Fourth down conversion percentage (40 percent)
T83. Fourth down conversion percentage defense (57.1 percent)
83. Red zone offense (80.6 percent)
91. Penalty yards (57.83 per games)
95. Rushing offense (136.5 yards per game)
120. Time of possession (25 minutes per game)

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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