(Saturday, September 18th)
Final Score: Oklahoma State 65, Tulsa 28
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Brandon Weeden threw for 409 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Oklahoma State Cowboys to a 65-28 blowout victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a non-conference bout at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Weeden completed 23-of-32 passes to pace Oklahoma State (3-0) in the win and was replaced under center by Clint Chelf in the third quarter. Chelf threw for 165 yards and a pair of scores himself. Justin Blackmon caught six passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys, while Josh Cooper grabbed four passes for 83 yards and a score as well. Hubert Anyiam caught three passes for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Joseph Randle gained 72 yards on the ground with just 12 carries.
G.J. Kinne threw for 219 yards to lead the way for Tulsa (1-2), but the quarterback was also responsible for three costly interceptions in the losing effort. Shavodrick Beaver led the Golden Hurricane ground game with 54 yards on 11 carries, while Trae Johnson led the receiving corps with six catches for 57 yards.
The first quarter of this one was all Oklahoma State as the Cowboys scored 20 unanswered points, beginning with a 49-yard Dan Bailey field goal early in the opening frame. Weeden then gave the Cowboys a 10-0 advantage with a one- yard scoring strike to Michael Harrison midway through the period, while a 34- yard kick from Bailey late in the quarter extended the lead to 13-0. Later, with under two minutes to go in the stanza, Weeden struck again, this time on an 18-yard toss to Anyiam.
The Golden Hurricane finally got on the board early in the second quarter with a one-yard plunge from Kinne, but Weeden finished off the Cowboys next possession with a seven-yard scoring pass to Blackmon that capped a seven- play, 81-yard drive and gave the Cowboys a 27-7 lead.
Weeden found Blackmon again late in the frame with a 21-yard TD completion that gave the Cowboys a 34-7 lead.
With under 30 seconds to go in the half, Weeden found the end zone once more, completing a 19-yard strike to Cooper to give OSU a commanding 41-7 halftime advantage.
Weeden and Blackmon hooked up again early in the third quarter on an 81-yard scoring play, and a 27-yard field goal from Bailey just minutes later extended the Oklahoma State lead to 51-7.
A 10-yard toss from Chelf to Anyiam midway through the stanza gave the Cowboys a 58-7 edge.
Tulsa found its way into the end zone for the second time with a seven-yard pass from Kinne to Willie Carter.
A two-yard run by Trey Watts early in the final period of play pulled Tulsa to within 58-21, while an interception returned for an 81-yard score minutes later cut the Oklahoma State lead to 58-28.
The Cowboys, however, managed to hit pay dirt one final time late in the stanza with a 27-yard pass from Chelf to Charlie Moore to account for the final score of the meeting.
OSU finished the night with 722 yards of total offense, while Tulsa came up with 428 yards despite two more offensive plays than the Cowboys.
09/18 23:52:34 ET