Records fall as OSU beats Savannah St. 84-0
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Saturday, September 01, 2012
9/01/12 at 10:35 PM
STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State’s first game wasn’t anything resembling a game after an explosive first quarter.
OSU matched a school record with 35 first-quarter points and the Cowboys set a single-game school record for rushing touchdowns in a 84-0 victory Saturday night over Savannah State at Boone Pickens Stadium.
New quarterback Wes Lunt, a first-year freshman, played four of the first five OSU possesions and took a seat after piling up impressive stats: 11-of-11, 129 yards. His next game will be a Sept. 8 road opener at Arizona.
Savannah State is a FCS (formerly known as Division I-AA) opponent that went 1-10 last season and was outscored by an average of 28 points per game.
The Cowboys led the Tigers 49-0 at halftime and 70-0 midway through the third quarter.
Two OSU runners -- starting tailback Joseph Randle and third-teamer Desmond Roland -- surpassed the 100-yard barrier. Randle got his 107 yards in the first quarter.
Savannah State was playing its first game against an FBS opponent and was paid $385,000 by OSU for making the trip to Stillwater. The Tigers play at Florida State next week.
Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt unloads a pass behind Joseph Randle in the first quarter of their season opening game against Savannah State in Stillwater on Saturday. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World