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Oklahoma State football: Cowboys' strong defense vs. TCU dates back to 2012 season

Oklahoman Published: October 19, 2013

Here is a look at Oklahoma State's 24-10 win over TCU by the numbers:

* 3: OSU passers with a completion of at least 27 yards – Clint Chelf connected with Tracy Moore on a 46-yarder, J.W. Walsh with Josh Stewart on a 34-yarder and flanker Charlie Moore with Stewart on a 27-yarder off a reverse.

* 5: Straight shutout quarters against TCU, pitched by the OSU defense. The Cowboys blanked the Frogs the final three periods of their 2012 game, and TCU didn't score Saturday until a field goal with 1:54 left in the third quarter.

* 5: Passes thrown by Chelf intended for Stewart, in 51 snaps as the OSU quarterback. Walsh threw at Stewart eight times (completing seven) in 28 plays. But that's not necessarily a Denton Guyer conspiracy. Stewart is not OSU's deep threat; the Cowboys threw long much more after Chelf entered the game.

* 5.0: Yards per carry by freshman tailback Rennie Childs; 45 yards on nine carries. Jeremy Smith and Desmond Roland combined to average 1.7 yards per carry.

* 7: Takeaways by OSU against TCU the last two seasons, including four Saturday.

* 9:53: Time of possession for OSU in the second half. The Cowboys ran just 27 second-half plays.

* 34: Receiving yards for Childs, on a solitary catch. The previous two games, OSU's longest pass play to a tailback was five yards.

* 46.9: Combined completion percentage of the game's four quarterbacks. None completed more than 50 percent of his passes.

* 160: First quarter all-purpose yards for Stewart, who had a 95-yard punt return and six catches for 65 yards.

* 59,638: Attendance on Saturday, a school record.

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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