(Saturday, September 26th)
Final Score: (16) Oklahoma State 56, Grambling State 6
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Keith Toston rushed for 84 yards and three touchdowns to pace 16th-ranked Oklahoma State to a 56-6 rout of Grambling State.
Zac Robinson connected on 13-of-16 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Cowboys (3-1), who also got 160 yards on the ground and a score from Jeremy Smith. Robinson also ran for a score.
Brandon Weeden threw for a pair of scores against one interception for the Cowboys, who won easily despite being without injured wide receiver Dez Bryant and tailback Kendall Hunter.
"We were able to use some players that don't have a lot of experience that stepped up and made some plays," said OSU coach Mike Gundy. "I thought the defense played exceptionally well. I was disappointed in the turnover on offense when we put the ball on the ground. Those are errors that we need to eliminate in order to continue to push forward throughout the season. We'll continue to work hard on that. It's good to get a win and it's nice to have an open week to move forward."
Greg Dillon went 8-of-17 passing for 75 yards for the Tigers (2-2), who had won their previous two games.
Toston scored on runs of five and 12 yards in the first quarter and Robinson added a four-yard TD rush early in the second.
Robinson's 24-yard touchdown pass to Dameron Fooks with 9:47 left in the half made it 28-0 before Ari Johnson got the Tigers on the scoreboard with a 38- yard field goal in the last minute.
Toston, though, busted through for 39 yards to the end zone with 15 seconds remaining in the half for a 35-3 margin.
Weeden hit Tracy Moore with a 28-yard TD pass early in the third before Johnson connected from 25 yards away later in the period.
Fooks caught his second TD pas of the night, this one from 19 yards out with 52 seconds remaining in the third, and Smith scored on a five-yard run midway through the fourth.
Oklahoma State had 587 yards of offense...Frank Warren rushed for 78 yards for Grambling State...Fooks had four catches for 81 yards.
09/26 23:48:05 ET