Cowboy News and Notes

Through four weeks the Oklahoma State offense is still every bit the force it was a season ago. The Cowboys rank fourth nationally in total offense (571.8), second in pass offense (429.5) and eighth in scoring (46.8) heading into their bye week.

Smith has a nose for the goal

Sophomore running back Jeremy Smith scored the Cowboys' first touchdown on Saturday when he burst through the Aggie defense for a 13-yard score to pull the Pokes to within 20-10. The touchdown marked the eighth consecutive game Smith has found the end zone dating back to last season. He has scored one in each of the Cowboys' games this season. He finished Saturday's game with six carries for 42 yards and the score on 6.5 yards per touch.

Spreading it around

Brandon Weeden is known for getting the ball to a lot of different targets but Saturday's victory in College Station was a different animal. Weeden found 11 different receivers on the day and also had three receivers with more 10 catches of more for the first time in school history. Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper caught 11 a piece and senior Hubert Anyiam hauled in 10 balls.

Cooper set career highs in catches and yards (123) and extended his streak of at least one catch to 21-straight games. Anyiam matched his career-best effort in catches.

Blackmon's performance moved him past D'Juan Woods into third place on the career catches list. Blackmon has 169 receptions while Woods had 163. Blackmon's 121 yards moved him past Dez Bryant into fourth on the yardage charts. Blackmon has 2,492 receiving yards and Bryant had 2,425.

See ya, Aggies

Texas A&M is SEC-bound but not on a high note against the Cowboys. Despite a 17-10 series advantage for A&M, it leaves the Big 12 on a four-game losing skid to OSU. Saturday's 30-29 victory for the Pokes came after a 38-35 victory last season, a 36-31 win in 2009 and a 56-28 drubbing in 2008. The four-game skid is the longest for the Aggies against any Big 12 foe it's leaving behind. The next longest is a two-game losing streak to Missouri.

All kinds of football

The Oklahoma State Cowboys weren't the only football team at OSU this weekend to stay unbeaten. The second-ranked Cowgirl soccer team extended its school-record winning streak to 13 after knocking off Missouri 2-0 on Sunday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex. The Cowgirls will go for win No. 14 in Norman against OU on Friday night at 7.


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