Oklahoma State Post-Game Notes vs. Oklahoma




Dec. 3, 2011

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Oklahoma State Post-Game Notes vs. Oklahoma

Boone Pickens Stadium - Stillwater, Okla. - Dec. 3, 2011

:: With the 44-10 win, Oklahoma State clinched its first-ever Big 12 Conference championship. It's the first conference title for the Cowboys since they were co-Big Eight champs in 1976 and their first outright conference championship in the post-World War II era.

:: At 11-1, OSU reached 11 wins for the first-time ever in the regular season. It marks the Cowboys' second-straight season reaching 11 victories.

:: OSU snapped an eight-game losing streak against their Bedlam rivals, getting their first win in the series since 2002.

:: The 34-point margin of victory was the second highest for OSU against the Sooners, trailing only the 47-0 win in 1945.

:: OSU's 44 points was its second most ever against Oklahoma behind only the 47 points of the 1945 team.

:: The win over the 11th-ranked Sooners marks OSU's first victory over a top 15 team at home since the Cowboys defeated No. 13 Georgia, 24-10, in the 2009 season opener.

:: In his seventh season as head coach at his alma mater, Mike Gundy is now 58-30. The 58 wins is tied with Jim Lookabaugh (58-41-6) for second place on OSU's all-time coaching wins list.

:: Saturday's attendance of 58,141 was the fourth-largest crowd in Boone Pickens Stadium history.

:: OSU averaged 57,229 fans in six games at Boone Pickens Stadium in 2011, and all six of the crowds ranked among the top 10 in stadium history. Total attendance for the season was 343,376.

:: Serving as OSU captains for today's game were Jamie Blatnick, Justin Blackmon, Markelle Martin and Quinn Sharp.

:: OSU finishes the season 6-0 on its home field, marking the Cowboys first perfect season at home since 1984 when they also went 6-0. It is the 11th perfect home season in school history.

:: Junior wide receiver Justin Blackmon broke his own OSU record for catches in a season, finishing with 10 against the Sooners to bring his season total to 113. He set the record last season with 111.

:: Senior quarterback Brandon Weeden also broke his own single-season record, this one for passing yards. Weeden ends the regular season with 4,328 yards through the air, topping his 4,277 of a year ago.

:: OSU has recorded three defensive touchdowns on the season - Richetti Jones' five-yard fumble return tonight vs. OU, Shaun Lewis' 70-yard interception return at Iowa State and Josh Stewart's three-yard fumble return at Texas Tech.

:: Tracy Moore's 53-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career, besting the previous high of 51 set in 2009 at Texas A&M. The junior's previous long this season was a 43-yard grab vs. Kansas State.

:: OSU had two touchdown drives of less than one minute - a three-second, one-yard drive in the second quarter and a 46-second, three-play drive in the third quarter - giving the Cowboys 20 touchdown drives this season lasting less than a minute.

:: Sophomore Joseph Randle finished with 151 rushing yards, the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career, and was just one yard shy of matching his career high (152 vs. Baylor). All six of his 100-yard games have come this season.

:: Randle added a pair of rushing touchdowns against the Sooners, bringing his season total to 23. That marks the second-highest single-season total in school history. Barry Sanders owns the record with 37 in 1988.

:: Tonight marked the ninth time in 12 games this season OSU has held its opponent to one offensive touchdown or less in the opening half. OU had three points at intermission.

:: OSU added to its nation's leading forced turnover total, which was at 37 entering the game, by recording five turnovers against the Sooners (three fumbles, two interceptions).

:: Joseph Randle (151) and Jeremy Smith (119) each rushed for over 100 yards, giving the Cowboys two 100-yard rushers in the same game for the second time this season. Randle and Herschel Sims each topped the century mark against Baylor.

:: Brandon Weeden did not throw a touchdown pass against OU, snapping a school-record streak of 24-straight games in which he had thrown for a score.

:: Senior Josh Cooper had four catches, marking the 28th-straight game in which he has had a reception.

:: OSU has now completed a pass of at least 31 yards in 20 consecutive games.


 

 

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