Through the first four weeks of the college football season, the OSU offense continues to statistically be one of the best in the country, while the Cowboys' somewhat puzzling drop-off in turnovers forced is reflected in the NCAA standings.
OSU ranks in the top six in the nation in scoring offense (first, 62.33 points per game), total offense (first, 686.67 yards per game), red zone offense (tied for first, 100 percent), passing offense (second, 378.33 yards per game) and rushing offense (sixth, 308.33 yards per game).
On the flip side, a Cowboys team that led the nation in takeaways a year ago (44) is tied for 102nd in the nation in that category (three) and is tied for 105th in turnover margin (minus-1.33 per game).
OSU also ranks near the bottom in penalties per game (tied for 97th, eight) and yards penalized per game (tied for 115th, 84), mostly because of its 15 fouls for a school-record 167 yards against Arizona.
CAMO UNIFORMS FOR TEXAS? NOT SO FAST
A report from OSU's SB Nation affiliate, Cowboys Ride for Free, surfaced Tuesday evening that the Cowboys would debut new orange and black camouflage uniforms and orange helmets against UT Saturday night.
But an Oklahoma State official all but squashed that report, saying he was "fairly certain it's an Internet joke."
The Cowboys currently have 48 different uniform combinations, featuring helmets that are white, black and gray, jerseys that are orange, white, black and gray and pants that are orange, white, black and gray. The Cowboys have worn 15 different looks since the new uniforms debuted last season, with just one repeated combination.