Trio of Cowboys Leads Way to Win Over Oregon State

Oklahoma State's football team had a near perfect night on offense and cruised to an easy win on Friday night, beating Oregon State 52-36 in the season opener at  Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

Chuba Hubbard rushed for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns, becoming the sixth OSU player to rush for 200 yards or more in a season opener.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders got the start, and played all but the last possession, completing of 19 of 24 passes for 203 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus rushed for 109 yards on 13 carries.

Sanders' favorite target was preseason All-American Tylan Wallace, who caught five passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Oregon State took the opening kickoff and marched 70 yards in six plays, with Jake Luton passing to a wide open Isaiah Hodgins for a 29-yard touchdown to give the Beavers a 7-0 lead with 13:06 to play in the first quarter.

OSU responded with a 70-yard drive in 8 plays, with Chuba Hubbard scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run to tie the game 7-7.

The Beavers came back with a 30-yard field goal from Jordan Choukair to regain the lead 10-7 with 3:42 to play in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, a Tylan Wallace touchdown catch was overruled by replay, and it led to a 23-yard field goal by Matt Ammendola to tie the game at 10 with 13:33 to play in the first half.

OSU forced an Oregon State punt after just three plays, then marched to a score, with L.D. Brown scoring on a 4-yard run to cap an 86-yard drive in 7 plays to make it 17-10 Cowboys with 9:41 to play in the second quarter.

The Cowboys then forced another punt after three plays, and added another touchdown.

Sanders threw out in the right flat to Tylan Wallace, who scooted 36 yards for the touchdown to extend OSU's lead to 24-10 with 6:45 to play in the first half.

After a third straight three-and-out for the OSU defense, the Cowboys offense scored again, as Sanders lobbed one to Wallace, who pulled down the catch in traffic for a 21-yard touchdown to make it 31-10 Cowboys with 2:02 to play in the second quarter.

Oregon State answered on offense with a one-yard touchdown pass from Luton to Tyjion Lindsey with just three seconds left in the first half.

The Beavers went for two points and the pass was incomplete, giving OSU a 31-16 halftime lead.

The Cowboys got the ball to start the second half, and went 75 yards in 10 plays, with Chuba Hubbard scoring from 2 yards out to extend the OSU lead to 38-16 with 12:20 to play in the third quarter.

Oregon State scored on their first possession of the second half as well, going 73 yards in six plays, with Luton passing to Hodgins for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the Cowboys' lead to 38-23 with 9:50 to play in the third quarter.

OSU's answer was a big play, with Hubbard going untouched through a huge hole for a 53-yard touchdown to make it 45-23 Cowboys with 7:54 to go in the third quarter.

Oregon State cut their deficit early in the fourth quarter, with Jack Colletto keeping for a one-yard touchdown to cap a 14-play, 64-yard drive.

A two-point conversion pass attempt was deflected incomplete by Tre Sterling and it was 45-29 Cowboys with 13:08 to play.

OSU bounced back with an impressive drive, capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass from  Sanders to C.J. Moore to extend the Cowboy lead to 52-29 with 9:39 to play.

Oregon State tacked on a late score when Tristan Gebbia passed to Kolby Taylor for a 5-yard touchdown to cut the margin to 52-36 with 1:19 to play.

OSU gained 555 total yards for the game, only had six penalties and did not commit a turnover.

The Cowboys next host McNeese State in the home opener next Saturday at 6:00 pm at Boone Pickens Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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