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Oklahoma State notebook: Zack Craig's punt blocks spark special teams

by Scott Wright and John Helsley Published: November 17, 2012


Receiver Charlie Moore had become one of the team's most reliable receivers, but he didn't see the field on offense Saturday. He was unable to practice all week because of an undisclosed injury.

Moore was used as the punt returner, though he only called fair catches when he fielded them. He and redshirt freshman David Glidden shared the duties Saturday.


Junior running back Joseph Randle moved into OSU's top 10 in all-time rushing yards, now with 2,767 career yards to rank ninth. He also scored his 39th touchdown, which ties him with current San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter for sixth on the career touchdowns list.


Senior kicker Quinn Sharp got one of the loudest cheers when he was introduced during Senior Day festivities, and he went on to score 11 points on the day.

That included a 51-yard field goal that matched his career long, and helped him move into a tie for eighth place on OSU's all-time scoring list.


For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State will finish with six home wins in a season. It's the seventh time in history OSU has reached the mark, which is the school record.

OSU has won 12 of its last 13 home games, the only loss to Texas in September.


Saturday's 38-point win was the third-largest margin of victory by OSU over a ranked opponent, behind the 62-14 win over No. 15 Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl and a 45-3 win over No. 12 Arizona State in the 1984 season opener... Freshman linebacker Ryan Simmons had a team-high and career-best seven tackles, including three for lost yardage. His previous best game was three tackles against Louisiana... Texas Tech defensive back Tre' Porter, from Carl Albert, had four tackles... Oklahoma State's uniform combination of orange helmets with an orange OSU logo, orange jerseys and white pants was worn for the first time. On the other side, Texas Tech was in black helmets, white jerseys and red pants, a combination it had not worn this season... Saturday's attendance was 55,341.

by Scott Wright
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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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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