Gearing up for game day: Cowboys prepare for road battle with UTSA
STILLWATER, Okla.- After coming off a win in Houston, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are gearing up for another game in the Lone Star State.
Last week, the Pokes’ offense started off slow but went on to beat Mississippi State 21-3.
Analysts are crediting the team’s defense for keeping them in the game early.
Quarterback J.W. Walsh threw for 135 yards and ran for another 125 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cowboys to a win.
Walsh completed 18 of 27 passes after filling in for quarterback Clint Chelf early in the game.
Running back Jeremy Smith rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell threw for 133 yards before being injured in the third quarter of the game.
In all, the Pokes allowed the Bulldogs to get only 333 yards of offense in the game.
The Cowboys’ defense took center stage in the game, getting three sacks and intercepting two passes.
Linebacker Caleb Lavey recorded 11 tackles, two of those for a loss, and a half sack.
OSU punter Kip Smith also played an important role in the win, averaging 45.2 yards per kick.
He punted five times in the first half, downing four inside the Mississippi State 20 yard line.
Now, OSU is preparing for another road battle against UT-San Antonio in the Alamodome on Saturday.
This is the first meeting of the two schools.
UTSA is coming off a 21-13 road win against New Mexico.
In that game, UT-San Antonio racked up 157 rushing yards and 237 yards through the air.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.