Cowboys Can Now Look Ahead

Zac Robinson and the Oklahoma State Cowboys can now begin looking ahead to Halloween night in Stillwater. The Oklahoma State senior quarterback was at his best Saturday in directing a 34-7 victory over Baylor, and the Cowboys can now begin focusing on the showdown for the Big 12 South lead against third-ranked Texas on Halloween night at Boone Pickens Stadium.

The 14th-ranked Cowboys, 6-1 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 play, did what they had to do to ruin Baylor's 100th homecoming celebration, and did not overlook the Bears when it would have been easy to do so with such a big game looming next week against the Longhorns, 7-0 following Saturday night's win at Missouri.

Robinson was outstanding in his 31st consecutive start for the Cowboys, even though he was again playing without All-American receiver Dez Bryant (ruled ineligible for lying to NCAA investigators) and All-American running back Kendall Hunter (foot injury).

The senior from Littleton, Colo., was 18-of-20 passing on Oklahoma State's six scoring drives in the game – four touchdowns and two field goals. He finished the game by completing 23 of 27 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

"We were very efficient on offense, (with) the number of players contributing that hadn't contributed early in their career," OSU head coach Mike Gundy said. "Defensively, what can you say? They did a great job in bottling them up. And then we were sound in special teams.

"As a coach, you always feel great when you get results in all three phases."

Here are Robinson's stats on the six scoring drives:

1) He missed on his only pass attempt on a 57-yard drive that culminated with Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal with 9:43 remaining in the first quarter (OSU-3, Baylor-0).

2) Robinson was 4-of-4 passing for 45 yards on OSU's 6-play, 57-yard drive, and found tight end Wilson Youman on the 22-yard touchdown pass (OSU-10, Baylor-0).

3) The Cowboy quarterback completed 3 of 3 passes for 54 yards on a 7-play, 80-yard drive, including a 16-yard scoring strike to Dameron Fooks (OSU-17, Baylor-0).

4) The Cowboys took the opening drive of the second half 87 yards in 11 plays with Robinson completing 6 of 7 passes for 71 yards, and found tight end Cooper Bassett for his first career touchdown from 19 yards out (OSU-24, Baylor-0).

5) Robinson was 3-of-3 passing for 16 yards in a drive that resulted in Bailey's 33-yard field goal (OSU-27, Baylor-0).

6) Then, in his last action before backup Alex Cate took over, Robinson was 2 of 2 for 31 yards in leading a 54-yard drive that ended with Keith Toston scoring on a 1-yard run (OSU-34, Baylor-0).

The Cowboy running game was impressive with Toston rushing for 109 yards on 15 attempts and Beau Johnson carrying 22 times for 93 yards.

As good as Robinson and the offense played, the Cowboy defense also did its job against Baylor. The Bears had just 284 total yards (just 43 rushing on 19 attempts) and scored their lone touchdown late in the game against OSU's second-team defense.

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