OSU: How they scored
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Sunday, October 17, 2010
10/17/10 at 9:37 AM
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OSU 21 3 7 3 — 34
Tech 0 14 3 0 — 17
OSU 7, Texas Tech 0
How: Kendall Hunter 15-yard run
(Dan Bailey kick), 9:53.
Drive: 61 yards, five plays, 1:40.
Breakdown: After the OSU defense
twice forces Tech to punt,
the Cowboys play power ball.
Hunter carries three times for
46 yards. Joseph Randle carries
twice for 15. The Cowboy offensive
line creates huge openings.
For the first time this season,
OSU has a touchdown drive that
does not include a pass play.
OSU 14, Texas Tech 0
How: Joseph Randle 4-yard run
(Bailey kick), 7:44.
Drive: 62 yards, five plays, 1:06.
Breakdown: Brandon Weeden
connects on two perfect middleof-
the-field throws — a 29-yarder
to Tracy Moore and a 25-yarder
to Justin Blackmon. After
Randle surges into the end zone,
the Cowboys have a 131-1 advantage
in total yards.
OSU 21, Texas Tech 0
How: Jeremy Smith 4-yard run
(Bailey kick), 1:21.
Drive: 82 yards, eight plays,
Breakdown: Six different Cowboys
catch or carry the football
during an 82-yard march. Blackmon
has receptions of 27 and 15
yards. The OSU defense already
has forced the Red Raiders to
punt five times.
OSU 21, Texas Tech 7
How: Baron Batch 1-yard run
(Matt Williams kick), 11:04.
Drive: 80 yards, 15 plays, 5:17.
Breakdown: After a disastrous
first period, the Red Raiders piece
together a 15-yard possession.
Batch gets the TD on a slam over
a left guard, but he gets hammered
at the goal line and limps
off the field.
OSU 21, Texas Tech 14
How: Cornelius Douglas 28-yard
pass from Taylor Potts (Williams
Drive: 59 yards, nine plays, 2:41.
Breakdown: The same Cowboy
defense that was so dynamic
during the first period now can’t
get a stop. On fourth-and-5 from
the Cowboy 34, Batch collects a
swing pass, escapes a tackle attempt
by cornerback Brodrick
Brown and surges for a 6-yard
gain. Two plays later, Douglas
gets the TD.
OSU 24, Texas Tech 14
How: Bailey 35-yard field goal, :17.
Drive: 74 yards, 14 plays, 5:37.
Breakdown: The Cowboys respond
with a time-consuming
drive that starts with big plays by
Blackmon and Randle. Josh Cooper
gets 11 yards on a third-and-8
pass play. The drive stalls at the
Tech 18, and Bailey boots his 12th
field goal of the season.
OSU 31, Texas Tech 14
How: Justin Blackmon 62-yard
pass from Brandon Weeden (Bailey
Drive: 64 yards, two plays, :33.
Breakdown: A huge swing in momentum.
After a Weeden pass
is intercepted, Texas Tech drives
and has the potential for a TD
that would have made it a threepoint
difference. Instead, OSU
safety Johnny Thomas forces a
fumble by Baron Batch. OSU’s Jamie
Blatnick recovers. Two plays
later, Weeden fires a strike to
the Tech sideline. The ball barely
clears the fingertips of leaping
Red Raider safety Cody Davis.
Blackmon makes the catch,
turns and sprints downfield for
OSU 31, Texas Tech 17
How: Williams 27-yard field goal,
Drive: 40 yards, nine plays, 3:08.
Breakdown: After the failure of
an ill-advised OSU gamble — a
fourth-and-1 Kendall Hunter run
that loses 3 yards at midfield —
the Red Raiders capitalize with a
three-point possession. The biggest
play is Batch’s 14-yard run on
third-and-5 from the Cowboy 32.
OSU 34, Texas Tech 17
How: Bailey 32-yard field goal,
Drive: 48 yards, seven plays,
Breakdown: The Cowboys have
almost exactly twice as many total
yards. OSU’s total is 539. Texas
Tech’s is 270. But OSU continues
to hurt itself with mistakes.
This possession sputters after
tight end Wilson Youman is
flagged for holding. For the season,
Bailey now is 13-of-13 on
Sept. 4: Washington St. W 65-17
Sept. 11: Troy W 41-38
Sept. 18: Tulsa W 65-28
Sept. 30: Texas A&M W 38-35
Oct. 8: at La.-Lafayette W 54-28
Oct. 16: at Texas Tech W 34-17
Oct. 23: Nebraska TBA
Oct. 30: at Kansas State TBA
Nov. 6: Baylor TBA
Nov. 13: at Texas TBA
Nov. 20: at Kansas TBA
Nov. 27: Oklahoma TBA (KTUL-8)
OSU running back Joseph Randle dives into the end zone to score in the first quarter Saturday. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World