Rennie Childs Has Big Day Against Pitt

Senior Rennie Childs rushed for a career-best 101 yards and became the first OSU running back to run for four touchdowns since Desmond Roland in 2013 as Oklahoma State defeated Pittsburgh 45-38 on Saturday.

Senior Rennie Childs was averaging 4.0 yards per carry in 33 career games prior to Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. And the Oklahoma State running back had scored a total of six touchdowns in those 33 games.

Childs waited patiently for his chance and it came against the Panthers with Chris Carson sidelined with a hand injury, and the senior from Houston took advantage of it – rushing for a career-best 101 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning TD with 1:28 remaining, on only 10 carries.

Childs had carried the ball only four times for 22 yards in the first two games but came up big against the Panthers. The biggest of those came in the second quarter when he took a handoff from Mason Rudolph, swept around the left end and raced 67 yards – the longest run of his college career – to give the Cowboys a 31-17 lead. He also scored on runs of 1, 5 and 1 yards.


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