Oklahoma State football came out strong under the Friday night lights, defeating Kansas State 29-21 in an impressive performance. The win was a much-needed victory for the Cowboys, breaking a two-game losing streak and putting them at 1-1 in Big 12 play. Here are some key numbers that highlight their success:

– 10: The number of straight games without an opening-drive score by the Cowboys, which was broken when Ollie Gordon II rushed for a 2-yard touchdown on their first drive.
– 17: The number of carries by Gordon to surpass 100 rushing yards. Whenever he reaches this total, he consistently hits triple digits. He rushed for a career-high 136 yards on the night.
– 179: The total rushing yards by the Cowboys, a remarkable feat considering Kansas State’s strong defense that only allowed an average of 73.3 rushing yards per game.
– 238: The passing yards by the Cowboys, just shy of the Wildcats’ average of 264.3 yards per game allowed.
– 2: The number of different quarterbacks used by the Cowboys, Alan Bowman and Brennan Presley, with Presley completing a pass to Bowman on a trick play.
– 2010: The last time a freshman had two interceptions in a game for the Cowboys. Redshirt freshman Cameron Epps achieved this feat with two interceptions, including a pick-six.
– 17: The number of tackles by OSU linebacker Nick Martin, who also had a sack. It was a standout performance for the redshirt sophomore.
– 3: The total number of interceptions by the Cowboys, with Martin sealing the game with an interception late in the fourth quarter, his first-career pick.
– 11: The number of tackles by Cowboys safety Trey Rucker, who played despite being recently arrested and charged with a DUI.
– 372: The total yards by Kansas State, well below their season average of 482.3 yards per game, thanks to a solid defensive effort by OSU.
– 5: The number of field goals made by Alex Hale, tying a school single-game record. He had a chance to break the record if one kick hadn’t been blocked.
– 4: The number of wins the Cowboys have now achieved over Kansas State coach Chris Klieman, who has yet to win in Stillwater.
– 1956: The last time Oklahoma State played a Friday home game, making their recent victory significant in their history.

Overall, the Cowboys displayed a strong and well-rounded performance, with impressive offensive, defensive, and special teams contributions.

Summery :

– Oklahoma State defeated Kansas State 29-21 in their Friday night game
– This win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cowboys and improved their Big 12 record to 1-1
– Ollie Gordon II scored the Cowboys’ opening-drive touchdown, breaking a streak of 10 games without an opening-drive score
– Gordon rushed for a career-high 136 yards on 21 carries
– The Cowboys had 179 rushing yards, surpassing Kansas State’s average allowed of 73.3 yards per game
– The Cowboys had 238 passing yards, just shy of Kansas State’s average allowed of 264.3 yards per game
– The Cowboys used two different quarterbacks in the game, Alan Bowman and Brennan Presley, who completed a trick play pass to Bowman
– Redshirt freshman Cameron Epps had two interceptions, including a pick-six, becoming the first freshman with such a play since 2014
– OSU linebacker Nick Martin led all players with 17 tackles and also had a sack and an interception
– The Cowboys had three interceptions total, with Martin sealing the game with his interception late in the fourth quarter
– OSU held Kansas State to 372 total yards, well below their season average of 482.3 yards per game
– Kansas State had 220 rushing yards, with 104 coming from quarterback Howard
– OSU had a 13-game streak of scoring in the red zone until Alex Hale’s field goal was blocked
– Hale made five field goals, tying a school single-game record, and attempted six
– The win was the fourth for OSU over Kansas State coach Chris Klieman, who has yet to win in Stillwater
– This was the first Friday home game played by OSU since 1956, when they played against Kansas at 2 p.m.
– The Cowboys now have a record of 58-46-7 in Friday games.

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