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The Road To Waco
Oklahoma State concludes the 2012 regular season on Saturday
when its visits Waco to take on the Baylor Bears. OSU will be
playing at Baylor for the first time since 2009. The Cowboys and
Bears will be closing the regular season against each other for
the first time since 2003.
The Bears and Cowboys will clash on FX with an 11 a.m. kickoff.
Oklahoma State is 18-12 all-time against Baylor with wins in
each of the last six meetings.
- The first series meeting came in 1914. The Cowboys won
the opening game, but Baylor won the next nine contests.
That streak ended with an OSU win in 1972.
- Since 1972, OSU is 17-3 vs. Baylor.
- During the Big 12 era, Oklahoma State is 15-1 against
- OSU is 6-6 all-time in Waco, but 6-1 in its last seven
- The Cowboys and Bears have met twice on neutral fields.
In 1942 the Bears picked up an 18-12 win in Oklahoma City.
In 1983, Oklahoma State was a 24-14 winner in the Houston in
the Bluebonnet Bowl. That game was the final one for Jimmy
Johnson as OSU's head coach.
Mike Gundy is 6-1 against Baylor as the Cowboy head
coach. The loss came in 2005 in Gundy's first year as head
Oklahoma State has not scored less than 34 points in a game
against Baylor since 1998.
- In the last six meetings, the Cowboys have reached the
40-point mark four times, 50 points three times and a
series-best 66 points in 2006.
- Oklahoma State has scored 114 points in the last two
games against Baylor.
- Geography does seem to play a factor in the Cowboy point
totals. In the last four games in Stillwater, OSU has
averaged 53.5 points against the Bears. In the last four
Waco meetings the Cowboys are 3-1 but the scoring average
for OSU is 37.8 points per game.
- OSU head coach
Mike Gundy spent the 1996 season in Waco as Baylor's
quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.
- OSU receivers coach
Kasey Dunn was on the Baylor staff in 2007, coaching
receivers and special teams.
- OSU offensive line coach
Joe Wickline held the same position at Baylor in 1997
Oklahoma State was a 59-24 winner over Baylor last year in
Justin Blackmon had a big day with 13 catches covering 172
yards with two touchdowns.
Joseph Randle ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns,
including a scoring jaunt from 62 yards out. It was Randle's
last game with four rushing TDs until last week at Oklahoma.
- OSU cruised to the win, jumping to a 42-0 lead before
the Bears got on the board with a third-quarter field goal.
- Robert Griffin III passed for 425 yards, but he did not
throw a touchdown pass and he was intercepted by
Justin Gilbert and
- Cowboy corner
Brodrick Brown recovered two fumbles in the game.
- The Cowboy defense forced five turnovers and the OSU
offense covered 601 yards.
- OSU ran for 327 yards, but had the ball just 21:06 of
Texas Time Again
Oklahoma State has won 10 of its last 11 games against Big 12
schools from the state of Texas. OSU is also 13-2 in its last 15
games against conference schools from the Lone Star State. OSU
is 2-1 against those schools this year after going 4-0 in 2010
and in 2011 against league schools south of the Red River.
Oklahoma State is coming off a back-and-forth 51-48 loss at
Oklahoma in the first overtime game in the 107 meetings of the
Bedlam Series. The Cowboys never trailed until the final play of
overtime and reached their highest point total in the history of
the OU series.
- The Cowboys held a 14-0 first-half lead as well as a
38-27 advantage in the second half.
- In his first career road start, junior quarterback
Clint Chelf passed for 253 yards with a touchdown, and
he rushed for 63 yards. He also caught a pass covering 36
Josh Stewart had a big day with 11 catches covering 150
yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass.
- Junior linebacker
Shaun Lewis continued his career tradition of coming up
big in Bedlam. He had nine tackles, including two for nine
yards in losses, as well as a fumble recovery.
Lyndell Johnson picked up his second career
interception. He returned it 46 yards to set up an OSU
Joseph Randle ran for 113 yards and four touchdowns. It
was his second career game with four rushing TDs and his
second straight 100-yard rushing game against the Sooners.
- The OSU defense did not allow a second-half touchdown
until four seconds remained in regulation. OU's lone
touchdown to that point had been on a punt return.
Making History At Quarterback
On Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma State made some history.
Clint Chelf upped his season passing total to 1,058 yards.
As a result, OSU becomes the first school in Big 12 history to
have three quarterbacks pass for 1,000 yards in the same season.
- Chelf is now completing 58.1 percent of his passes
(72-124). He has 10 touchdown throws.
J.W. Walsh, who has started three games and won two, has
completed 66.5 percent of his passes (103-155) with 11
touchdowns to go with his 1,469 yards.
- True freshman
Wes Lunt has completed 62.5 percent of his passes
(80-128) with six touchdowns to go with his 1,096 passing
The Bottom Line
Clint Chelf got 2012 starts against West Virginia, Texas
Tech and Oklahoma.
Wes Lunt started the Savannah State, Arizona, Louisiana, TCU
and Kansas State games while Walsh started games against Texas,
Kansas and Iowa State. In each instance, the starting streak was
interrupted by injury. Despite the changing signal callers,
OSU's bottom line on offense remains as strong as ever.
- OSU's 3,659 passing yards in 2012 represent the third
best total in school history. The Cowboys have to average
just 170.5 passing yards over the next two games (including
the bowl game) to become the second team in school history
to pass for 4,000 yards in a season.
- OSU, as a team, is completing 62.7 percent of its
- The Cowboys have 27 touchdown passes in 2012.
Brandon Weeden had 37 last season.
- OSU is No. 19 nationally in team passing efficiency
- Each of the Cowboy quarterbacks has won a conference
game. Chelf beat West Virginia and Texas Tech. Lunt beat TCU
and Walsh beat Kansas and Iowa State.
Door Number Three
Clint Chelf continues to be a Cinderella story. He began the
season third on the OSU depth chart and did not see action in a
pressure situation until the trip to Kansas State, which was the
eighth game of the season for the Cowboys. His play in Manhattan
led to starts against West Virginia, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. He
has responded with stellar games.
- Both of his turnovers since week eight have come on
passes deflected off the hands of OSU receivers.
- Since taking over for an injured
Wes Lunt in the Kansas State game, Chelf is 68-of- 116
(58.6 percent) with nine touchdowns, two interceptions and
- Chelf also rushed for 40 yards against Texas Tech and 63
- For the season, Chelf has rushed for 146 yards,
including a 38-yard scamper against Oklahoma to set up the
Cowboys' first score.
- Against the Sooners, Chelf led OSU in passing, was
second in rushing (63 yards) and second in receiving with
36-yard catch of a
Joseph Randle pass.
Did You Know?
With just one regular season game remaining in 2012, and a bowl
trip, Oklahoma State's current offense could finish the as the
most productive (yardage wise) in school history. The current
Cowboys average 547.9 yards of offense per game. The school
record for total offense per game was set last year with 545.8
yards per game.
The New Trend
Oklahoma State is trying to finish a third straight season with
a total offense average in excess of more than 500 yards per
game. Prior to 2010, that feat had only been accomplished once
in school history. In 1988, with
Mike Gundy at quarterback and Barry Sanders on his way to
the Heisman, OSU averaged 515.2 yards of offense per game.
Top OSU Offenses
Season - YPG
1. 2012 - 547.9
2. 2011 - 545.8
3. 1988 - 515.2
Orange Fans Only
The place to get your football fix this fall is Boone Pickens
Stadium where the Cowboys will defend their 2011 Big 12 Conference
The home conference slate kicks off September 29 when the Texas Longhorns travel
to Stillwater for the first time since 2009. Iowa State comes to Orange Country on
October 20 during America's biggest Homecoming celebration. The home schedule
concludes with West Virginia's first trip to Stillwater as a
Big 12 conference member on November 10, and Senior Day
against Texas Tech on November 17.
But Gameday isn't just about football. It's a celebration of Cowboy sports
and Orange Pride. Boone Pickens Stadium, with the Wild West Zone open to
fans, represents the beginning of a new era for OSU athletics.
Cowboy football isn't just a game. It's
an event. The football experience has spilled out onto the
concourse. Join other Cowboy fans in the Hall of Fame Block
Party on the north side of the stadium for inflatable games,
a Nike tent, live music, and college football on the
GoVision. In addition to special events and guests each
week, we feature vendors offering one-of-a-kind "Made in
Express Personnel Club Level at Boone Pickens Stadium
offers a pre-game buffet, wider seats
with increased leg room and cupholders, and a climate-controlled indoor lounge
with flat-screen TVs. The Club Level is home to some of our most dedicated
supporters of OSU Athletics and is a tremendous way to enjoy Cowboy Football in
an upscale atmosphere. For more information, including a private tour or seat
availability, please contact Matt Grantham via email at
email@example.com or by phone at 405-744-5938 or 877-OSU-ATHL between 8am and 5pm (CST) Monday
Now two hours before game time, the Cowboys will emerge from the
Atherton Hotel and make the walk down Hester Street to Boone Pickens Stadium.
They'll be led by Coach Gundy and the OSU Marching Band. This is your first
chance of the day to help fire up the team. Consider it reporting for duty.
The Cowboy Football team will exit on the south side of the Student Union, through the doors north of the
courtyard between the Journalism building and OSU Alumni Center.
For Football, donors at the Cowboy VIP and Trailblazer
level, along with Suiteholders, will have reserved
(numbered) parking spaces. Maverick Level donors will
receive reserved parking in a specific lot without a
numbered space. All Pistol Pete, Golden Spur, Silver Star
and Club Level donors will have parking in one of the
corresponding lots on a first-come, first-serve basis. Club
Seat patrons will park based on their annual donation.
Qualifying donors will be issued a book of parking passes,
with a different permit for each of OSU's home games. The
proper permit must be presented to the parking lot attendant
for inspection and stub removal before entering. Permit must
be visible while parked in designated lot. Failure to
display proper permit or unauthorized parking on gameday may
result in the vehicle being towed or relocated at the
POSSE football parking lots open at 8 am for games kicking
off prior to 4 pm and open at noon for games kicking off
after 4 pm.
All lots not included in the
controlled POSSE areas or otherwise controlled under the
authorization of the OSUPD shall be open for general parking
unless otherwise controlled or restricted by OSU Parking
Downtown Stillwater offers free public parking and shopping
opportunities for Cowboy Fans, along with a complimentary
stadium shuttle. Courtesy shuttle service from downtown (7th
and Lewis) to the stadium (Hall of Fame and Knoblock) begins
3 hours prior to kickoff and continues throughout post-game,
with pick-up/drop-off approx. every 15 minutes.
I-35 Northbound traffic please consider taking OK-33 east to 177 north into
Stillwater. This will greatly alleviate some traffic issues in Stillwater. For
additional travel routes, visit the
Getting to Stillwater
Cowboy athletes feed off the noise and emotion OSU fans provide - that's why
it's called "home field advantage." The Cowboys need your support as they
take on their Big 12 rivals and make a run at their fifth-consecutive bowl game. Arrive early,
wear orange, make some noise!
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by visiting the official Oklahoma State Athletics website, OKState.com. On your
way to town, at home, or even in stadium, you can listen to Cowboy Sports on
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