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Okahoma State's passing attack, uniforms get high marks

OSU REPORT CARD — Plenty of positives to go around in a 70-28 blowout, but the Cowboys could have done a little better coming out of the lockerroom
by Jenni Carlson Published: October 8, 2011


Even in a game like this, everything can't be an A. The Cowboys gave up a touchdown on the Jayhawks' first possession of the game, then punted on their first possession of the second half. That's about all the Cowboys did wrong, though.


The attendance of 58,030 was the second-largest home crowd in school history. A 49-point lead and looming rain sent lots of folks to the exits at halftime, but you really can't blame them for skedaddling. The fact that about 10,000 stayed to the cold, rainy end is impressive. Here's guessing those were some of the same folks who stayed for that Tulsa game.


The OSU backups got some serious playing time against Kansas. Weeden and Blackmon were on the bench before halftime, and it wasn't long before most of the other starters joined them there. While the Jayhawks scored 21 points after halftime, the Cowboys' second-teamers scored 14 points.


In a blowout like this, it would've been easy for the Cowboys to get sloppy. Didn't happen. OSU had only five penalties for 35 yards and just four of them came after halftime when the rout was on.

by Jenni Carlson
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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