Oklahoma State forced four first half turnovers, seven for the game and took advantage to rout Texas-San Antonio 69-14 on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
On the opening possession of the game, UTSA quarterback Blake Bogenschutz was sacked by Miketavious Jones, the ball came loose and Devante Averette scooped it up at the six-yard line and ran in for the touchdown and an early 7-0 OSU lead.
UTSA's next possession produced another turnover, as Bogenschutz was hit by Jordan Sterns and Jordan Burton recovered at the Roadrunner 37-yard line.
It took OSU just two plays to take advantage, with Chris Carson breaking through a big hole for a 26-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 OSU.
It looked like the Roadrunners were going to cut into the lead, but Bogenschutz threw into a crowd, and a tipped ball fell into the hands of Ramon Richards for an interception at the Cowboys' own 4-yard line.
OSU took advantage of that turnover as well, going 89 yards, with the big play a 44-yard pass from Mason Rudolph to Jeremy Seaton, to set up a 24-yard field goal by Ben Grogan to make it 17-0 Cowboys.
The Roadrunners broke through early in the second quarter, with Bogenschutz passing to Kerry Thomas for a 4-yard touchdown to cut the OSU lead to 17-7.
UTSA turned the ball over a fourth time later in the quarter, as Kevin Peterson intercepted Bogenschutz and returned it 9 yards to the UTSA 30-yard line.
That set up a one-yard touchdown run by Carson to extend OSU's lead to 24-7 with 5:25 to play in the first half.
Oklahoma State put together a 91-yard drive late in the half, with Rudolph passing to Brandon Sheperd for 38 yards.
That set up a Rudolph six-yard touchdown pass to Jhajuan Seales to give OSU a 31-7 lead before halftime.
The Cowboys scored on their opening possession of the second half as well, with Rudolph passing to David Glidden for a 46-yard touchdown to make it 38-7.
OSU added a field goal from Ben Grogan to make it 41-7.
UTSA cut into the lead with a 2-yard touchdown run early in the 4th quarter to make it 41-14.
Oklahoma State responded with a pair of touchdowns, a 13-yard touchdown pass from J. W. Walsh to Marcell Ateman, then a Rennie Childs 1-yard touchdown run after a Roadrunner fumble.
OSU was up 55-14 and trying to run out the clock and still scored twice more.
First on a 57-yard touchdown run by Raymond Taylor, then Derek Robertson returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown.
It was UTSA's seventh turnover of the game, from which OSU scored 45 points.
OSU won it 69-14 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Cowboys open Big 12 play next Saturday at Texas at 2:30.