Fields has record-setting day in Lawrence

Smashing a record that was last accomplished by Tony Lindsay in 1997, Fields became the fourth Cowboy QB to toss four TDs and the first to throw for six.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Josh Fields is Oklahoma State's newest record-breaking quarterback.

Fields threw for six touchdowns and 354 yards in Saturday's rout of Kansas, 55-20.

Early in the first quarter, Fields hit wide receiver Rashaun Woods deep in KU territory, completing a pass proving good for OSU's first touchdown of the day.

The Cowboys set the pace of the game early by scoring the first touchdown within the first three minutes. The Cowboys gave up one touchdown during the first quarter of play.
Again in the first quarter, Fields completed a 69-yard touchdown pass to Woods.

The pass is currently entered into the record books as Fields' longest touchdown pass completion and Woods' longest touchdown pass reception.

During the second quarter the Cowboys remained in good spirits, methodically defeating the Jayhawks from the defensive and offensive fronts.

Early in the second quarter there was talk of Fields breaking the OSU touchdown pass record.

He threw three touchdown passes during the second quarter, bringing the score to a whopping 34-17, OSU.

The three touchdown passes during the second quarter were completed to Woods, John Lewis and Tatum Bell.

Fields threw for 221 yards and completed 11-of-19 passes in the first half, five for touchdowns.

The fifth touchdown pass fell into the hands of Bell with only 57 seconds left in the half.

The OSU school record for number of touchdown pass completions was set back in 1944 by Cowboy Bob Fenimore against Tulsa, with four. The record was matched in 1970 by OSU quarterback Tony Pounds and again in 1997 by OSU quarterback Tony Lindsay.

Fields matched the record in the first half of play Saturday and shattered it during the second half, by completing his sixth touchdown pass to Bell late in the third quarter.
Fields was not the only hotshot during the slaughter in Lawrence. Kevin Williams proved strong against the KU offense with three tackles and a sack for an 8-yard loss, and Woods continued his streak of excellence — receiving three out of the six touchdown passes.

As a whole the offense worked well together, Woods said. He said he thinks the offense performed better during the KU game than it has performed at any other game this season.
Fields said he also felt the offense did really well.

"We want to go out and score with every possession, but that is not always going to happen," he said.

Woods reiterated his faith in Fields and said he is one of the premier quarterbacks in the conference.

When asked about the possibility that the Cowboys might make it into bowl contention, Woods said, "There is no reason why we cannot take it one game at a time, but the team is aware that if we win next week we have a good chance to make it to a bowl game."

 

This appeared in The Daily O'Collegian Nov. 18, 2002. Visit the O'Collegian at www.ocolly.com


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