WACO, Texas – Cowboys wide receiver Seth Newton broke into the open – the wide, wide open – eventually hauling in a 30-yard pass for the game's first touchdown Saturday.
It was an early answer to the question of how Oklahoma State would replace the production of the injured Adarius Bowman.
And the answers kept coming.
OSU accounted for Bowman's loss by spreading the ball around in the passing game and hammering at Baylor in the running game.
The Cowboys produced a pair of 100-yard rushers and Newton was among three receivers with at least four catches.
Beyond that, Bowman never worked himself that open.
“That's the thing, they don't think I'm getting the ball,” Newton said with a laugh.
Baylor had a more difficult time accounting for Bowman's replacement than the Cowboys.
“We needed to spread it around, just to keep the defense off balance, because I'm sure they didn't have an idea what we were going to do,” said OSU offensive coordinator Larry Fedora.