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10 Things to Know Following OSU’s 63-7 Win Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Some notable numbers that came out of OSU’s Week 3 blowout win.

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I’ll be real with you here: there was very little to take away from OSU football’s 63-7 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday. Spencer Sanders dominated, the defense dominated, the running game dominated . . . everyone dominated in every facet of the game. And in a matchup where the Cowboys were favored by more than 50 points, they won and covered while approaching Savannah State blowout territory.

There were many thoughts postgame — Marshall somehow squeezed out 10 of them despite a pretty meaningless game — but below are some notes and stats to know in the aftermath in our weekly 10 Things to Know column.

1. Spencer Sanders threw for four touchdowns in the win, moving to 60 career touchdowns and passing Mike Gundy’s 57 career touchdowns. His 60 career touchdowns moves him into fourth on OSU’s all-time list for passing touchdowns.

2. OSU scored 28 points in the first quarter, matching the sixth most in a quarter since 1945 and the 14th most at any point in school history. The 49 first-half points matched the third most points scored in a half since 1945.

3. OSU scored touchdowns after blocking both a punt return and a kick attempt, the first time in school history it returned multiple blocked kicks for touchdown in a game.

4. Gunnar Gundy made and completed his first career passing attempt in the second quarter. He finished 12 of 20 passing for 128 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also added six rushing attempts for 42 yards that included a 24-yard scamper. (If you had Gunnar Gundy outrushing Spencer Sanders on your bingo card, then congrats!)

5. OSU as a team passed for six touchdowns, which is tied for the fourth most in a game in program history.

6. A total of 12 Cowboys saw their first game action of their career on Saturday, including freshman QB Garret Rangel: Gabe Brown, Landon Dean, Rashad Dixon, Jake Henry, Peyton Kramer, Austin Kawecki, Carter Barnard, DeSean Brown, Chance Clements, Rylan McQuarters and Talyn Shettron.

7. OSU’s home winning streak moved to 11 games, which sets a record for the longest streak in school history. The previous 10-win streak record came from 2002-2003 and 1911-1913.

8. Oklahoma State is 73-0 in the Gundy era when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 points. The program has won 81 consecutive games when limiting teams to fewer than 20 points, which dates back to 2003. That’s the longest active stretch of time in the FBS.

9. Mike Gundy is 54-12 as a head coach in games played during the month of September.

10. OSU ranks second among all FBS teams with 30 blocked kicks since the beginning of the 2013 season. They are now tied for first in the FBS in non-offensive touchdowns since the beginning of the 2020 season with eleven.

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