Oklahoma State Postgame Notes
Oklahoma State Football
#14 Nebraska 51, #17 Oklahoma State 41
Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater, Okla.)
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
:: Oklahoma State moved to 6-1 on the year with its loss to Nebraska. The Cowboys are 3-2 in the last five matchups with the Huskers.
:: The attendance of 55,935 was the third-largest crowd in Boone Pickens Stadium history.
:: Redshirt freshman receiver Michael Harrison made his first career start against Nebraska. He becomes the 19th Cowboy to make his first career start this season.
:: Nebraska's first scoring drive was the first time this year that an OSU opponent has scored on its opening drive. It is the first time an OSU opponent has scored a touchdown on its opening drive since Georgia scored on its opening drive in 2009. Also, its first scoring drive of the second half was the first time an opponent has scored on its opening second half possession this year.
:: Nebraska led the nation in pass defense entering the game, allowing only 117 yards per game. The Cowboys surpassed the 117-yard passing mark with 5:59 left in the second quarter and finished with 283 total passing yards.
:: With Kendall Hunter's 201 total rushing yards, he has now rushed for at least 100 yards in 17 career games, which is tied with Barry Sanders for the fourth-most in school history. It is his third career 200-yard rushing performance.
:: That total also puts him at No. 4 all-time on the OSU career rushing list. He passes Ernest Anderson (3,529 yards) and Barry Sanders (3,556 yards) with his total of 3,664 yards.
:: It is the first time Nebraska has allowed a 200-yard rusher since Texas' Jamaal Charles ran for 290 yards on Oct. 27, 2007. It is also the second-consecutive time Oklahoma State has had a 200-yard rusher against Nebraska as Dantrell Savage ran for 212 yards on Oct. 13, 2007.
:: Nebraska's entered the game with a 14-game streak of holding opponents to 21 or fewer points, which was the longest streak in the nation. Oklahoma State surpassed that total at the 5:59 mark in the second quarter.
:: Nebraska entered the game holding opponents to 14 points per game, ranking ninth nationally. OSU passed that mark with 7:58 remaining in the second quarter.
:: OSU's 41 points are the most given up by Nebraska since Oklahoma scored 62 in 2008.
:: Kendall Hunter and Justin Blackmon both crossed the 1,000-yard mark on the year. Hunter now has 1,031 rushing yards while Blackmon's season receiving yards total is at 1,112.
:: Nebraska entered the game without allowing a 100-yard receiver this season. OSU's Blackmon had 129 yards at halftime and finished with 157.
:: With two field goals today against Nebraska, Bailey has now made 15 straight and 23 of his last 24. With five successful PATs, he remains perfect for his career, hitting 172-172.
:: Justin Blackmon's 80-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was OSU's second-longest scoring play of the year. Brandon Weeden also connected with Blackmon on an 81-yard scoring pass against Tulsa. The sophomore receiver has five TD catches of 40 yards or more this season. It was also OSU's second one-play scoring drive of the year.
:: That 80-yard catch and run by Blackmon put him over 100 yards for the seventh-straight game this season. It was also his seventh-consecutive game with a TD reception, the longest streak since 1988 when Hart Lee Dykes had an eight-game streak to end the year, including the Holiday Bowl.
:: Oklahoma State's 84-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was its second-longest touchdown drive of the year.
:: Taylor Martinez's 112 rushing yards are the first time Oklahoma State has allowed a 100-yard rusher since Mississippi's Dexter McCluster surpassed the mark in last year's Cotton Bowl.
:: OSU's Quinn Sharp set a school record for single game punting average (min. 2 attempts) with his 60.4 yard average on five punts.
:: Serving as Oklahoma State captains for today's game were kicker Dan Bailey, linebacker Orie Lemon and lineman Lane Taylor.