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Breaking down the numbers: OSU vs. Oklahoma

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Oklahoma v Oklahoma State
November 21, 2020

11/21/2020 Oklahoma v Oklahoma State football. Photo by Joshua R. Gateley

Oklahoma State lost 41-13 to Oklahoma on Saturday in underwhelming fashion.

OU scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, never letting the Cowboys back in the game. OSU scored a measly 13 points and couldn’t string together drives of consequence when the moment needed it.

Here are some of the important statistics from the Bedlam game.

8: Number of Chuba Hubbard rushing attempts

The OSU rushing attack didn’t step up to the Sooners’ challenge. The Cowboys ran the ball 28 times; OSU managed to get Hubbard the ball eight times. Hubbard led the team with 44 yards, but the carries proved to be inconsequential as the offense sputtered.

5-21: Shane Illingworth completed passes to attempts

Spencer Sanders exited the game in the first quarter, opening the door for Illingworth to make a case for the starting quarterback job. He led the Cowboys down the field in his first six snaps. The drive ended with a simple pass to Logan Carter for a 15-yard touchdown. The success regressed from there as OU adjusted to the freshman. Illingworth was 2 for 15 after the touchdown drive.

141: Rushing yards for Rhamondre Stevenson

Oklahoma wore down the Cowboys defense on the ground. Stevenson did the main damage while taking the bulk of the OU backfields workload. Although OSU held Stevenson in check for most of the first half, the OU running back excelled in the second. At times, OU’s entire offense flowed through Stevenson. The Cowboys just didn’t win the critical plays.

38 and 37: The two longest kicks for Brady Pohl

OSU learned that it would be without Alex Hale before kickoff. This led to the Cowboys relying on Pohl as the field goal kicker all night. Pohl made his lone field goal earlier this year against Kansas. The kick was 24 yards away. It didn’t take long to exceed that distance. Pohl made a 38-yard kick with 4:57 left before halftime and a 37-yard try with 1:38 before the break.

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