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10 Things to Know following OSU’s 34–17 Win Over Arizona State

Some trends, stats and other tidbits to know.

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After bludgeoning Central Michigan in Week 1 early (and finishing with a whimper), OSU on Saturday did the opposite against Arizona State in its 34-17 win — starting slow before finishing with a flurry.

Here are 10 things to know. (And make sure to read Marshall’s 10 Thoughts before you dive in!)

1. Dominic Richardson topped the 100-yard rushing mark for just the third time in his career on Saturday. He reached 131 yards rushing on a career-high in carries (27) while adding a career-high 44 yards on a career-high five receptions.

2. OSU’s win extended its home winning streak to 10 games, which matches the longest streak in school history. The only other 10-win home winning streaks came in 2002-2003 and 1911-1913 (!!).

3. Spencer Sanders now has 26 career wins as the starting quarterback at OSU, trailing only Mike Gundy (28) and Mason Rudolph (32) for most career wins by a starting quarterback in program history.

4. OSU has won 16 of its last 18 games.

5. OSU moved into the Top 10 of the AP poll on Sunday, marking the 11th time in the last 15 seasons it has cracked the Top 10 in the AP poll during the season.

6. Oklahoma State has outscored its opponents, 45-8, in the second quarter this season.

7. A stunning stat to highlight the explosiveness of OSU’s offense: nine TD drives this season have taken place in two minutes or less, most among all teams at the FBS level.

8. Sophomore receiver Bryson Green set career-highs in receptions (5) and in yards receiving (83) in the win over ASU. His 31-yard TD catch also marked the longest catch of his young career.

9. How good is OSU’s front line at applying pressure? Last season through two games the defense — which I think was the best in program history — had 15 tackles for loss. This season it already has 21 (!!) tackles for loss.

10. OSU is 36-2 in nonconference home games since 2005.

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