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10 Things to Know Following OSU’s 41-31 Win Over Texas Tech

Nuggets and factoids to know as OSU kept its undefeated season alive.



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Mike Gundy and OSU’s sustained dominance over Texas Tech continued Saturday with a 41-31 win as the Cowboys moved to 5-0 on the season, setting up what looks like the best game of the Big 12 slate this weekend with TCU welcoming them to Fort Worth. Before we move forward, let’s first look in the rearview to recap the game with our weekly 10 things to know.

1. OSU’s program-best 11-game home winning streak improved to 12 games with the win over Texas Tech. Its previous record of 10 came from 2002-2003 (and also from 1911-1913).

2. Since 2008, OSU is 72-8 when winning the turnover battle. The Cowboys forced one turnover — an interception — and did not turn the ball over to Texas Tech in the win.

3. Since Gundy took over in 2005, OSU has played in 49 games in which it did not turn the ball over and won 45 of those games.

4. OSU improved to 140-39 all-time when playing as a higher AP-ranked team than its opponent. It is 153-68 all-time when playing in games ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll.

5. OSU is 48-34-3 against the spread when it is a home favorite under Mike Gundy.

6. Mike Gundy’s win gave him a 14-4 all-time record coaching against Texas Tech and a 93-56 all-time record in Big 12 games.

7. OSU has won 19 of its last 21 games, marking just the third time in school history it has won at least 19 games in a 21-game stretch.

8. Trace Ford had another pass breakup on Saturday to give him five on the season, which leads the team.

9. Oklahoma State has had eight of its plays this season go for 40 or more yards, tied for the 21st most in the country despite playing fewer games than more than half of the teams with as many or more explosive plays recorded on the season.

10. Spencer Sanders now has 29 career wins as OSU’s starting quarterback, surpassing Mike Gundy’s 28 on the all-time win list. He now is second all-time among all starting quarterbacks, trailing only Mason Rudolph’s 32 wins.

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