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Game Preview: Kick Time, TV Info, Series History for OSU’s Season-Opener against Central Arkansas

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At long last, Cowboy football is back.

Oklahoma State hosts Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. Saturday to kick off the Cowboys’ 2023 campaign. Here is a quick overview of the matchup.

Viewing Info

Time: 6 p.m. Saturday
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium
Watch: ESPN+ (Matt Schumacker and Brad Hopkins)

Team Stats (2022)

Oklahoma StateCentral Arkansas
Points Per Game30.632.1
Points Allowed Per Game28.931.9
Total Offense405.1434.2
Rushing Offense125.5170.2
Passing Offense279.5264
Total Defense435.7421.2
Rushing Defense178189
Passing Defense257.7232.2

Returning Statistical Leaders

OSU — Garret Rangel — 59-for-115 (51%)/711 yards/4 touchdowns/5 interceptions
UCA — Will McElvain — 190-for-311 (61%)/2,591 yards/18 touchdowns/8 interceptions

OSU — Ollie Gordon — 62 carries/308 yards/2 touchdowns
UCA — Darius Hale — 141 carries/954 yards/10 touchdowns

OSU — Brennan Presley — 67 catches/813 yards/2 touchdowns
UCA — Jarrod Barnes — 40 catches/708 yards/5 touchdowns

OSU — Xavier Benson — 76 total tackles, 36 solo tackles, 4 tackles for loss
UCA — TaMuarion Wilson — 104 total tackles, 69 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss

OSU — Collin Oliver — 5 sacks
UCA — David Walker — 12 sacks

Series History (OSU leads 1-0)

The only time these two programs have met came back in 2015 when Mason Rudolph and the Cowboys handled the Bears 32-8.

Rudolph threw for 401 yards and a pair of scores while J.W. Walsh also threw a touchdown pass.

David Glidden was Rudolph’s target of choice, catching four passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. It ended up being a career-high number of receiving yards for Glidden.

Rennie Childs led the way for OSU’s rushing attack with 50 yards on eight carries while Chris Carson carried 15 times and gained 42 yards and a touchdown.

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