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Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys offensive line answered call for toughness

The men in the trenches contributed to OSU rolling up 615 total yards, including 210 by rush.
by John Helsley Published: October 22, 2012

“I'm ready for whatever,” Randle said. “I can hold it down until (Smith) can come back and get some more carries. But I'm fine with getting more carries. I got the rock — I think I got it (27) times between catching it and running it — so I'm happy about that.”


Iowa State started strong against the Cowboys, scoring 10 points through three possessions.

After that, OSU's defense didn't much budge, forcing eight punts, two turnovers and stopping the Cyclones on downs over their final 11 series. On eight of the drives, the Cowboys didn't allow a first down.

“The coaches told us coming into the game that if we didn't give up big plays, we would stop them,” said OSU safety Daytawion Lowe. “That's exactly what we did. We stopped giving up the big plays and we started stopping them.”


Most Saturday's, the Cowboys carry a decided edge with punter/kicker Quinn Sharp.

That edge — at least on the placekicking side — might not be so evident against TCU.

Horned Frogs kicker Jaden Oberkrom booted six field goals and scored 23 points in a wild 56-53 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. He connected on kicks from 32, 41, 32, 45, 42 and 38 yards, making him 14-of-16 on field goals for the season.

By John Helsley