- The offense generated 436 yards (the fourth highest total this year) of total offense,
5.6 ypp, 342 via the pass, 8.8 ypc, and 94 on the ground, 2.4 ypc, while holding onto the ball for
- The offense had the ball for over 10 minutes in both the third and
- The offense has topped the 400 yard mark in four consecutive games.
- The offense picked up 23 first downs, six via the run, 15 via
the pass and two by penalty while converting 11 of 18 third downs, 1 of 1
fourth downs and all four redzone opportunities.
"Well at least early in this game we were as good on third down as we were bad a week ago, which was a really neat thing because we're having a very good year on third down," coach Mike Riley said.
- For the first time this season the offensive line did not give up a sack.
"We protected our quarterback pretty well to allow him to throw the ball," Riley said.
- OSU's first score of the second quarter came on an 8-play, 90-yard drive
- the longest scoring drive of the season.
- QB Sean Canfield threw for over 300 yards for the third consecutive
game - a first in his career - as he completed 29 of 39 (74%) passes for 342
yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
"I don't get to watch every quarterback every week, but I don't know who would be playing better than him," Riley said of Canfield.
His first quarter touchdown run was his first on the ground this year.
Canfield started out red hot completing his first five passes and 11 of his first 13 throws.
- RB Jacquizz Rodgers had a difficult time finding room to run
carrying the ball 25 times for 67 yards and one touchdown. It was his
first sub-100 yard performance in four games.
"You are going to have games where the defense is stuffing the run," Canfield said. "That just means you have to make some throws down the field in the passing game, and we did that."
His 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was his 16th this year.
Quizz also added nine receptions for 30 yards.
- TE Joe Halahuni once again had a huge game hauling in a team high
six passes for a career high 128 yards. It is the second 100-yard mark
of his young career.
Halahuni averaged 21.3 yards per catch.
- After a quiet outing against UCLA, WR Domala Adeniji roared back
into focus snagging five pass for 87 yards.
Adeniji used his tall frame to go up and get the ball on several catches.
- WR Jordan Bishop's second quarter three-yard touchdown was the
first of his career.
It was his only catch of the game.
- WR Markus Wheaton started for the first time in his career.
He did not record any stats.
- WR James Rodgers hauled in six passes for 80 yards and one
Rodgers 15-yard reception was his sixth receiving touchdown in 2009.
He also chipped in with seven carries for 31 yards (4.4 ypc).
- Although he as battling the flu for most of the week C Alex Linnenkohl made his 22nd consecutive start at center.