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Oklahoma State Offense By the Numbers

It's time to take a superficial look at next weekend's opponent.  This is By the Numbers.

Rushing Offense:  How many of you thought that Oklahoma State would be ranked higher in passing offense than rushing offense?  I sure did.  This may be reminiscent of the fact that I have not seen a single Oklahoma State game this year.  As it turns out Oklahoma State is 9th in the nation in rushing and second in the Big XII to A&M who checks in at 8th nationally, 11 spots above Texas.  The Cowboys average 211.25 ypg and 5.33 ypc.  Last year's starter, Mike Hamilton, has seen his carries decrease over the course of the season in favor of Junior Dantrell Savage.  From the numbers it seems that OSU uses the run to set up the...

Passing Offense:  The Cowboys seem to be big on the longer passes averaging 16.74 yards/completion.  They also average 219.8 ypg.  This is good for 40th in the nation, a negligible 4 spots above Texas.  Junior Adarius Bowman leads the team with 877 yards on 22.49 yards a catch.  The next most prolific Cowboy receiver is D'Juan Woods with 356 yards.  Adarius Bowman, meet Aaron Ross.

The Horns thus come into the game trailing in both offensive categories to their opponents, but don't expect the Cowboys to have much success running the ball.  No one does.  The key to the game will be to keep the OSU receivers in front of us so and tackle well, so as not to give up a big play.

Defensive numbers tomorrow