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OSU-Baylor Postgame Notes

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.

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