Streak and Lead in the Series
With the win over Baylor, Oklahoma State has now won the last nine games in the series. They have not lost to Baylor in Big 12 play, and the Cowboys now lead the overall series between the two schools 12-11.
Donovan Woods Amazingly Consistent
The redshirt freshman quarterback has now thrown a touchdown pass in nine consecutive games, and he has rushed for a touchdown in nine of the Cowboys' 10 games this season. His 60 points is the third best all-time scoring mark for an OSU freshman. The other two – Larry Roach (71) and Cary Blanchard (67) – were both kickers.
Woods had 234 yards of total offense in the Baylor game, and that sets a new freshman mark at OSU for total offense. Woods is now at 1,796 yards, bettering Tony Lindsay's mark of 1,736 yards set when Lindsay guided the Cowboys to the Alamo Bowl as a redshirt freshman in 1997. Woods also has the record for most touchdown passes by a freshman quarterback as his two against Baylor ran his season total to 13. Lindsay is also second in that category with nine touchdown passes.
First for Jones and Elliott
Grant Jones had a tremendous day as the redshirt freshman saw lots of action, giving an injured Vernon Grant time to rest during the game. Jones picked off a Baylor pass near the end of the game for his first career interception as a Cowboy. The former Pawnee all-state performer also had five total tackles, including a tackle for a loss.
True freshman Prentiss Elliott had a special first as he returned a fourth quarter punt 74 yards for a touchdown, his first scoring return as a Cowboy. It was the second punt returned for a touchdown by the Cowboys this season. Darrent Williams had the other, a 59-yard touchdown against Tulsa.
Oklahoma State finished the home campaign this season with a 4-2 record. It is the third straight season the Cowboys have had a winning record at Boone Pickens Stadium. The win over Baylor also assured OSU of at least a .500 mark in the Big 12 for the second consecutive season and the third time in the nine years the conference has been in existence.
Junior College Players Among the Prospects on Hand
There were a number of junior college prospect at Oklahoma State on unofficial visits for the Baylor game. Josh Pinaire out of Hutchinson C.C. in Kansas is a defensive tackle who has already verbally committed to Oklahoma State and is set to enroll at midterm. His teammate, Willie Williams, who has also committed to the Cowboys, was not able to attend the game.
NEO J.C. wide receiver Tevin Williams, originally out of Stillwater, was in attendance. Williams is also committed to Oklahoma State. Tight end Brock Gruenberg (Tulsa Union), linebacker Jason Northern (Broken Arrow) and defensive tackle Jeremy Gibbs (Stillwater) were other NEO players at the game. Butler C.C. standout defensive back Mike West was also there.
Also attending, were two other players who have already committed – Garber tight end Brady Bond and Vinita lineman Noah Franklin. Pawnee pair Gerald Jones and Gerard Jones were there to see older brother Grant pick off his first pass as a Cowboy safety.
Another recruit who has really excited the Cowboy staff is Bearden (Ark.) High linebacker Ben Owens, who made the trip to Stillwater. The 6-2, 215-pound Owens is a good looking athlete. Edmond Memorial center/deep snapper Zach Allen was there and he is expected to compete for the deep snap chores for the Cowboys next season.
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