Oklahoma State football notebook: Well-designed final play comes up short for Cowboys

by Scott Wright Published: September 29, 2012
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DURANT-A-POKE

Texas grad and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant watched the game from the Texas sideline in a burnt orange T-shirt.

But during the second half, he saw himself on the big screen in OSU orange.

Durant was the target for the OSU video crew's “Live Orange” segment, which uses an on-screen graphic to depict a fan in a bright orange OSU shirt.

Once he noticed he was centered in the graphic, Durant quickly began to move around the sideline, but the camera worker stuck on him better than most NBA defenders could.

Durant was celebrating his 24th birthday Saturday.

SHARP FOOTWORK

Sharp's punting average took a hit Saturday night, with two punts averaging 38.0 yards. But to be fair, Sharp only kicked one — a 50-yarder — with his normal (right) kicking foot.

In the second quarter, Sharp scooped up a mishandled snap and while dodging a rusher, punted the ball with his left foot, covering 26 yards.

EXTRA POINTS

Oklahoma State allowed its first quarterback sack of the season in the second quarter, when Texas' Jackson Jeffcoat wrapped up Walsh. Texas had two sacks in the game... Texas now leads the all-time series with OSU 23-4... The Cowboys finished with 576 yards Saturday, 156 yards more than they had in Austin last year, when they defeated Texas 38-24... With 36 points, OSU extended its nation-leading streak of consecutive 30-point games to 22... The Cowboy offense has scored on all 25 of its red zone opportunities this season... Joseph Randle's 199-yard rushing performance was his career best, surpassing the 152-yard outing he had against Baylor last year. His 69-yard TD run on the opening drive was also a career-best... The uniform combination of black helmets, orange jerseys and black pants was worn for the second time, previously appearing in OSU's Bedlam victory last season... Saturday's attendance of 56,709 was the seventh-largest crowd in Boone Pickens Stadium history. The attendance totals for each of OSU's home games this season rank in the top 10 in stadium history.

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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