Postgame Notes vs Arizona

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Team Notes

•  Oklahoma State’s team captains for tonight’s game were #4 Justin Gilbert, #89 Nigel Nicholas, #71 Parker Graham, and #82 Isaiah Anderson.

•  OSU had two different starters from the season opener against Arizona. Offensively, Tracy Moore started at wide receiver, and defensively, Nigel Nicholas started at defensive end.

•  Oklahoma State’s first scoring drive took one minute, 57 seconds, marking the 28th-consecutive game that the Cowboys have had a scoring drive of less than two minutes.

•  Down 23-14 at halftime, the Cowboys trailed at intermission for the first time since being down 20-3 at Texas A&M on Sept. 24 of last season, a span of 11 games.

•  OSU’s field goal with 0:06 remaining in the third quarter marked the first time this season that the Cowboy offense did not score a touchdown when in the red zone. Before that, OSU was 12-of-12 scoring TDs inside the 20.

•  The Cowboys were flagged 15 times for 167 yards, the most yards penalized in school history. The previous school record for penalty yards in a game was 152 vs Houston on Sept. 26, 1970. The last time OSU was called for 15 penalties was the Georgia game on Sept. 5, 2009.

Individual Notes

•  Senior Tracy Moore recorded the first multi-touchdown game of his career tonight against Arizona. It is the first time an OSU receiver has had four TDs receiving since Dez Bryant had four vs Iowa State on Nov. 1, 2008.

•  Freshman QB Wes Lunt threw his first-career touchdown to Moore, a nine-yard score just 1:57 into the game. His second TD pass to Moore, a 30 yarder, is the Cowboys’ longest score through the air this season.

•  The first six drives of Wes Lunt’s career resulted in touchdowns.

•  Lunt’s 436 passing yards are a Big 12 single-game record for a freshman. The previous record was 426 yards passing by Baylor’s Nick Florence vs Missouri on Nov. 17, 2009.

•  Lunt finished the evening with 436 passing yards, the fourth-most in school history. He was 37-of-60 through the air. All those numbers are single-game records for an OSU freshman. The previous record for yardage by a freshman was 328 by Aso Pogi against Iowa State in 2000. Pogi also held the other records, going 30-of-49 against Colorado that season. Lunt’s four TDs passing ties the freshman record set by Tony Lindsay vs Missouri in 1997.

•  Senior Broderick Brown recorded his first-career quarterback sack during Arizona’s first-offensive possession. He dropped Wildcat QB Matt Scott for an eight-yard loss early in the first quarter.

•  Running back Joseph Randle recorded his eighth-career 100-yard rushing game. He finished with 123 yards. He now has 1,898 rushing yards in his career, moving him into 20th place on the all-time career yards rushing list. In this game alone, he surpassed Jim Dillard (1,840 yards), Jamaal Fobbs (1,847), Zac Robinson (1,858), Robert Turner (1,861) and Brent Blackman (1,870).

•  Linebacker Alex Elkins made a career-high 15 tackles against the Wildcats tonight. His previous best was 13 vs Kansas State last season.

Opponent Notes

•  Arizona scored 10 points in the first quarter, tying for the most allowed by the Cowboy defense since Nov. 20, 2010, when OSU gave up 14 points to Kansas, span of 17 games. OSU also gave up 10 points in the first period vs Kansas State and at Texas A&M last season.

•  Kicker John Bonano became the first opponent to kick three or more field goals in a game against OSU since Oklahoma’s Jimmy Stevens kicked four vs the Cowboys on Nov. 27, 2010.

•  After trailing 14-0 to start the game, Arizona scored 30-consecutive points, the most by an OSU opponent since Colorado shut out the Cowboys 34-0 on Oct. 1, 2005, Gundy’s first season as head coach. The previous most during that span was 29 by Iowa State on Oct. 22, 2005.

•  Arizona’s 52 points are the most allowed by OSU since Oklahoma scored 61 on Nov. 29, 2008.

•  The Wildcats scored 18 points off four Cowboy turnovers.



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