OSU Slows Roadrunners in 43-13 Win
Oklahoma State took the lead in the first quarter and comfortably took care of Texas-San Antonio, coached by former OSU offensive coordinator Larry Coker, in a 43-13 win on Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
UTSA marched to a field goal on their second drive, scoring first on a Sean Ianno 24-yard field goal to make it 3-0.
The Cowboys answered on the enusing possession with a touchdown.
OSU failed on a 3rd and 25, but the Roadrunners were called for a personal foul penalty, keeping the drive alive.
The Cowboys took advantage as Desmond Roland scored from a yard out to put OSU on top 7-3.
The next time OSU got the ball, they scored again, going 83 yards in five plays, with Daxx Garman passing to James Washington for a 33-yard touchdown to make it 14-3 Cowboys.
Garman got his first career college start after J.W. Walsh had foot surgery on Thursday.
Walsh watched the game from on top of the press box.
Most of the second quarter was uneventful, with both teams trading punts until OSU put together a scoring drive late in the quarter.
Garman passed to Brandon Sheperd in the back of the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown, capping a 5-play, 62-yard drive to put OSU on top 21-3.
Garman was 16 of 30 passing for 315 yards and two scores.
After stopping UTSA’s offense, OSU got the ball back and just had time to get a field goal attempt for Ben Grogan.
On a 47-yard attempt, Grogan hit the left upright, but it ricocheted through the uprights and over the crossbar to give the Cowboys a 24-3 lead with 4 seconds left in the first half.
Oklahoma State extended the lead on the opening drive of the second half, as Ben Grogan kicked a 24-yard field goal to make it 27-3 Cowboys.
The big play to set up the field goal was a 43-yard pass from Garman to Seales.
UTSA got their first touchdown of the game later in the third, with backup quarterback Blake Bogenschutz scoring on a 24-yard run to cut the OSU lead to 27-10.
Bogenschutz replaced the starting quarterback Tucker Carter, who was injured late in the first half.
A shanked punt by Kip Smith of 16 yards late in the third quarter was turned into points by UTSA early in the fourth quarter.
Taking advantage of good field position, the Roadrunners got a 38-yard field goal from Ianno to cut the Cowboys lead to 27-13.
Midway through the fourth quarter, OSU put together their most impressive drive of the night, going 78 yards in just 5 plays.
Garman had passes of 43 yards to Marcel Ateman and 22 to David Glidden, setting up another one-yard touchdown run by Roland to make it 34-13 with 8:56 to play in the fourth quarter.
Roland finished with 95 yards rushing on 21 carries.
OSU tacked on three more points on a 20-yard field goal by Grogan, his third of the game, with 41 seconds left.
The game ended with another Cowboy score, as Ashton Lampkin intercepted Bogenschutz and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown as time expired to make the final score 43-13.
OSU’s defense held UTSA to just 206 total yards.
The Cowboys improved to 2-1 on the season and will next play Thursday, Sept. 25 when they host Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener.