In a 6 p.m., ABC-televised Big 12 opener on Saturday, Oklahoma State visits 12 th-ranked Texas. OSU attempts to record what would be a fifth consecutive win over the Longhorns.
Before 2010, the Oklahoma State football program was 2-22 in its series against Texas. In 2010-18, the Cowboys were 7-2 against the Longhorns. In games played in Austin, OSU has recorded five consecutive victories. A review of the Austin streak:
2010: Oklahoma State 33, Texas 16
The Longhorns had no answer for OSU’s offensive weapons. Brandon Weeden passed for 409 yards. Kendall Hunter rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Blackmon totaled nine catches for 145 yards. He and Weeden connected for a 67-yard TD as OSU won in Austin for the first time since 1944.
2011: Oklahoma State 38, Texas 26
Texas nearly doubled Oklahoma State in time of possession, but the Cowboy offensive line dominated the Texas defensive front. OSU’s run game was the difference. For the Cowboys, former Union star Jeremy Smith ran for 140 yards and two TDs. OSU averaged 7.5 yards per rush attempt.
2013: Oklahoma State 38, Texas 13
The Cowboy defense recorded eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage and intercepted Texas quarterback Case McCoy three times. As OSU’s Clint Chelf was in a stretch of playing the best football of his life, the Cowboy QB passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more while leading OSU in rushing with 95 yards.
2015: Oklahoma State 30, Texas 27
The Cowboys stole this one. OSU’s Ben Grogan booted two field goals during the final 93 seconds. The second of the field goals was converted with six seconds left to play, after Texas punter Michael Dickson dropped a long snap and gave OSU great field position. The Cowboys averaged only 2.2 yards per rush attempt but sacked Longhorn QB Jerrod Heard seven times.
2017: Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT)
Again, OSU’s defense stepped up nicely in Austin. The Longhorns finished with only 283 total yards and averaged 1.3 per rush attempt. During the overtime period, after OSU had taken a three-point lead on a Matt Ammendola field goal, Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger lobbed a pass into the end zone. OSU’s Ramon Richards ended the game with an easy interception.
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