“We score in a hurry,” OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young said. “That's one of the good things, and that's also one of the bad things. When you're a defensive coach, you'd like to see some of those 10-minute drives, but it's hard to complain when you're scoring touchdowns.”
The same discrepancy in time of possession could take place against Kansas State, which ranks second in the Big 12 in that category (34:23).
Gundy: Elkins steadily improving
Linebacker Alex Elkins came off the edge and made two tackles near the goal line on Baylor's first possession last week, including the stop on fourth down to keep Terrance Ganaway out of the end zone.
Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said Elkins, a junior college transfer, has raised his play from a 5 to a 7 throughout the course of the season.
“He was able to make plays (at the beginning of the season) but wasn't in the right spot as much as he needed to be,” Gundy said. “He's in the right spot more now (and) he's understanding.
“He's a first year-guy, even though he's a junior college player. There's a considerable difference. He continues to get better, and we expect him to play at a high level from here on out.”
Elkins ranks fourth on the team with 41 tackles this season and also has one fumble recovery.
Moore embracing ‘roller-coaster season'
Tracy Moore had a breakout game in OSU's season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, setting career highs in catches (seven) and receiving yards (112).
Moore has not matched those totals since then, but OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken often specifically mentions Moore as a receiver that consistently plays well but just does not always get the ball thrown his way.
And Moore is not concerned about his individual numbers.
“It's definitely been a roller-coaster season for me,” Moore said. “After the first game, having over 100 yards, and not even seeing 100 yards since then. But I love my teammates, I love playing the game. Whether I'm getting the ball or not, I'm here to be a part of a winning team and do what I can to win.
“If (Joseph) Randle has the ball, Justin (Blackmon) has the ball, I'm trying to get that key block to where they look good and go score. A lot of people don't see that, and I'm not looking for any glory for it. I just like to play.”
Moore is the Cowboys' fourth-leading receiver with 26 catches and 346 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.