OSU football notebook: Grant Garner sits with knee injury

by John Helsley Published: October 8, 2011

Through two conference games this season, Weeden has been sacked three times — twice two weeks ago at Texas A&M and once in Saturday's rout of Kansas.

Saturday's sack came on the Cowboys' first play from scrimmage. He was dropped by KU's Toben Opurum for a nine-yard loss.

CHELF-TO-CHELF

Oklahoma State backup quarterback Clint Chelf had a big family moment during Saturday's win over Kansas.

Early in the third quarter, Chelf, a sophomore, hooked up with his brother, senior receiver Colton Chelf, for a 39-yard completion. It is the longest connection they've had together at OSU.

“We've been trying to work that out for a while now,” Clint Chelf said, adding that it happened on a broken play.

“He got a signal that I gave him mixed up, and I saw him running down the field so I just threw it to him.

“We're still trying to get that Chelf-to-Chelf touchdown; that would be pretty sweet.”

JAYHAWKS NOT OVERMATCHED?

A 70-28 final score would indicate to most that the winning team was much better than the losing team.

But Opurum said he felt like that wasn't the case Saturday.

“To be honest, I felt like we shot ourselves in the foot more than us being overmatched,” Opurum said. “We made mistakes, but give them credit for capitalizing on that.”

UNI WATCH

Oklahoma State busted out its fifth different uniform combination for Saturday's win over Kansas.

The Cowboys wore black helmets, black jerseys and orange pants.

Oklahoma State has its choice of 48 different helmet-jersey-pants combinations.

PASS-FIRST

Oklahoma State faced a Kansas defense that entered Saturday's game giving up an average of over 250 yards per game on the ground.

But the Cowboys came out firing on their first drive, with eight passing plays called.

Weeden was sacked on the first play and threw one incomplete pass, but the Cowboys marched down the field in 1:49 and scored on a 12-yard TD pass to Josh Cooper.

For the game, the Cowboys ran 27 times for 106 yards.

NOTEWORTHY

* OSU didn't waste any time when it had the ball. Of the Cowboys' 10 scoring drives, only three lasted longer than two minutes. Four took less than one minute off the clock.

* Sophomore running back Jeremy Smith rushed for a touchdown in his ninth consecutive game. He scored on a 38-yard run in the first quarter.

* Saturday marked the first time in Oklahoma State history that two Cowboys passed for more than 200 yards in a game. Weeden finished with 288 yards, and Clint Chelf had 206.

* Senior receiver Hubert Anyiam's 56-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career. He finished Saturday with 85 yards and two touchdowns.

* OSU has now won seven of its last eight meetings with Kansas, with the one loss coming in 2007 in Stillwater.

* OSU booster Boone Pickens held the opening coin toss in the stadium that bears his name.

* The Boone Pickens Stadium crowd of 58,030 was the second-largest crowd to watch an OSU home game, 486 shy of the record, which was set in 2009 against Texas.


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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