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Oklahoma State football: A look at recent OSU-Kansas State games

by John Helsley Published: October 2, 2013
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Barometer: K-State Games Telling

A look at OSU's games against Kansas State — and their significance — dating back through the Les Miles era:

Nov. 12, 2012. Lost, 44-30, in Manhattan

Final record: 8-5

The lowdown: Cowboys quarterback Wes Lunt was hurt for the second time in the season, and with J.W. Walsh also out, it opened the door for Clint Chelf. OSU hung close much of the way, but No 3 Kansas State improved to 9-0, taking advantage of four interceptions. The Cowboys fell to 5-3 and losing for the second time in the Big 12.

Nov. 5, 2011. Won, 52-45, in Stillwater

Final record: 12-1

The lowdown: In a wild game that saw the two teams combine for 32 fourth-quarter points, the Cowboys prevailed on Joseph Randle's 23-yard scoring run with 2:16 remaining, turning away Collin Klein and the 'Cats. Brandon Weeden passed for a school-record 502 yards and four touchdowns. By season's end, OSU owned its first outright Big 12 title and won the Fiesta Bowl.

Oct. 30, 2010. Won, 24-14, in Manhattan

Final record: 11-2

The lowdown: The Cowboys had been shaken the week before, falling 51-41 to Nebraska, and had to go to Manhattan without Justin Blackmon, who had been suspended after an alcohol-related arrest. After a 7-7 first half, the offense found its way without Blackmon and used four Quinn Sharp punts inside the Wildcat 10 to aid the defense. OSU improved to 7-1, on the way to the first 11-win season in school history.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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