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Game Preview: Kick Time, TV Info, Series History for Oklahoma State-BYU

Previewing the Cowboys’ regular-season finale.



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By the time kickoff comes around, the Cougars could be all that stands in the way of the Cowboys getting back to Arlington.

Oklahoma State hosts BYU to close out the regular season. Should Texas take care of Texas Tech on Friday night, the Cowboys would need only a win against BYU to make the Big 12 title game for the second time in the past three seasons. Here are stats and other info for the game.

Viewing Info

Time: 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium
Watch: ABC (Anish Shroff, Andre Ware and Paul Carcaterra)

Team Stats

Oklahoma State BYU
Record 8-3 5-6
Points Per Game 29.3 22.1
Points Allowed Per Game 26.7 28.9
Total Offense 427 308
Rushing Offense 166.1 102
Passing Offense 260.4 233
Total Defense 431.9 410
Rushing Defense 175.8 177.3
Passing Defense 256.1 232.6

Statistical Leaders

OSU — Alan Bowman — 217-for-367 (59%)/2,487 yards/10 touchdowns/9 interceptions
BYU — Kedon Slovis — 153-for-266 (58%)/1,716 yards/12 touchdowns/6 interceptions

OSU — Ollie Gordon — 211 carries/1,414 yards/15 touchdowns
BYU — LJ Martin — 105 carries/497 yards/4 touchdowns

OSU — Brennan Presley — 67 catches/656 yards/5 touchdowns
BYU — Chase Roberts — 41 catches/569 yards/5 touchdowns

OSU — Nickolas Martin — 112 total tackles
BYU — Max Tooley — 81 total tackles

OSU — Nickolas Martin and Collin Oliver — 6 sacks each
BYU — Tyler Batty — 4.5 sacks

Series History (OSU Leads 2-0)

Season Winner Score Location
1976 Oklahoma State 49-21 Orlando, Florida
1974 Oklahoma State 16-6 Tempe. Arizona

These two teams have met just twice with both coming in bowl games in the 1970s.

Oklahoma State won the 1974 Fiesta Bowl 16-6 over BYU. The Cougars got out to a 6-o lead after the first quarter before Kenny Walker got the Cowboys on the board shortly before halftime with a 12-yard touchdown run. After taking a 10-6 lead off a 42-yard Abby Daigle field goal, the Cowboys iced the game in the fourth when OSU running back Leonard Thompson threw a 40-yard touchdown via halfback bass to Gerald Bain.

Two years later, they did it again, this time coming in the Orlando-based Tangerine Bowl. There was much more scoring in Florida, as this game ended 49-21 in OSU’s favor. Terry Miller was the offensive MVP, running for 173 yards and four touchdowns (including a 78-yard touchdown run).

Big 12 Standings

Team Big 12 Record Overall
Texas 7-1 10-1
Oklahoma State 6-2 8-3
Oklahoma 6-2 9-2
Kansas State 6-2 8-3
West Virginia 5-3 7-4
Iowa State 5-3 6-5
Texas Tech 5-3 6-5
Kansas 4-4 7-4
TCU 3-5 5-6
Houston 2-6 4-7
Baylor 2-6 3-8
BYU 2-6 5-6
UCF 2-6 5-6
Cincinnati 1-7 3-8

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