Postgame notes following Oklahoma State's 35-24 loss to Baylor on Saturday night.
OSU held the ball for 41:27 tonight. It was the third largest time of possession total in school history and the most since OSU reached 42:58 in TOP in 1999 against Baylor.
OL Zach Crabtree, WR Jalen McCleskey, LB Chad Whitener and S Jerel Morrow served as Oklahoma State captains for today’s game.
OSU finished 12-for-20 on third down conversions. Baylor entered the game ranked 13th-nationally in third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert just 24 percent of the time.
There was a lighting delay that began at 6:39 p.m. and ended at 8:15 p.m. It was the second straight week in which OSU dealt with a weather delay.
RB Justice Hill earned his first career start and scored his first career touchdown on OSU’s second possession of the game.
James Washington has now caught a pass in 23 consecutive games.
Long snapper Tanner Morgan recovered a fumble that led to OSU’s first touchdown on his first career play.
The Cowboys entered the game ranked third nationally in fumbles recovered and 14th nationally in turnovers gained, leading opponents in points off turnovers, 35-14, on the year. They added one fumble recovery, and one interception tonight.
OSU has forced at least one turnover in every game this season and in 14 of its last 15 games.
Jordan Burton recorded his first interception of the season and second of his career in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, OSU had back-to-back drives of 13 plays for 60 yards in 5:38 and 14 plays for 75 yards in 6:56, marking the second and third longest drives of the season in terms of time elapsed and total plays at that point.
The Cowboys added a 16 play, 75-yard drive in 7:14 to open the second half, ranking as the longest of the season in terms of plays and second-longest in terms of time elapsed.
OSU entered the game with two drives on the season that lasted at least 10 plays. They had four such drives today.
Vincent Taylor record a sack in the second quarter that brought his career total to 6.5 and his season total to 1.5.
Prior to the desperation hurry mode late in the fourth quarter Mason Rudolph was 6-for-6 passing on third downs with six conversions.
With the 100-yard rushing effort by true freshman Justice Hill, OSU has had a 100-yard rusher in consecutive games for the first time since Joseph Randle turned the trick in consecutive games in 2012.