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OSU report card: Cowboys' Brandon Weeden, uniforms get high marks

BERRY TRAMEL'S REPORT CARD — In what could be Oklahoma State's biggest win in the history of the football program, it's hard to find too much wrong with the Cowboys performance.
BY BERRY TRAMEL Published: September 24, 2011


The Cowboys let A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill run loose most of the first half, including a 65-yard TD run off the shotgun option four plays into the game. Tannehill also completed several passes after scrambling. But OSU's defense got after Tannehill in the second half, with a better pass rush and containment. The Cowboys finished with two sacks and four turnovers, two of which were pass-rush induced interceptions.


Penalties and nonsense hurt the Cowboys all game long. OSU finished with 11 penalties, including five major violations. A chop block, a face mask, unnecessary roughness, excessive celebration and holding on a kickoff return that wiped out Justin Gilbert's touchdown. Plus, Justin Blackmon fumbled the ball at the 2-yard line going untouched into the end zone, and the ball went out of bounds for a touchback.


Never before in OSU history had more than one receiver had at least 10 catches. Saturday, the Cowboys had three – Josh Cooper and Blackmon 11 each, and Hubert Anyiam 10. Plus, Weeden threw to seldom-used tight end Justin Horton with barely two minutes left in the game and OSU trying to run out the clock.


The Aggies ran for 147 yards in the first half; Tannehill had the 65-yard TD run and tailbacks Christine Michael and Cyrus Gray averaged 6.2 yards a carry. But in the second half, A&M had just 15 yards rushing. Gray and Michael combined for 10 yards on five carries.


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