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Date : July 23, 2024
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Cowboys Blowout Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Finish Non-Conference Play

Cowboys Blowout Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Finish Non-Conference Play

Oklahoma State’s football team dominated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first half and beat the Golden Lions 63-7 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday night.

OSU quarterback Spencer Sanders passed for four touchdowns, and and six different Cowboys scored touchdowns on the way to the rout.

The Cowboys got the ball to start the game and took just two plays to score.

After a pass interference penalty, Sanders passed to Brennan Presley for a gain of 36.

Then it was Sanders lobbing one up to Braydon Johnson, who made a bobbling catch for a 24-yard touchdown and it was 7-0 OSU with just 38 seconds expired in the game.

The Cowboys forced a punt from Pine Bluff on their first possession, and Trace Ford blocked it and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 with 12:24 to play in the first quarter.

After three straight punts, OSU marched 87 yards in 10 plays, with Sanders passing to John Paul Richardson for a 10-yard touchdown to make it 21-0 with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

Oklahoma State forced a Pine Bluff punt after three downs, then scored on the first snap of the possession, with Sanders going deep to Braydon Johnson for a 42-yard touchdown to make it 28-0 with 1:10 to play in the first quarter.

Johnson had four catches for 86 yards.

On the ensuing kickoff, OSU kicker Tanner Brown squib-kicked it, and it deflected off a Golden Lions player and was recovered by Lamont Bishop at the Pine Bluff 38-yard line.

Sanders passed to John Paul Richardson for a gain of 27, then found Presley for a 23-yard touchdown to give OSU a 35-0 lead with 14:18 to play in the second quarter.

Sanders was 13-for-16 for 242 yards passing

After forcing another Lions punt, OSU turned the ball over, with Dominic Richardson getting stripped of the ball and Rylan Woods recovering for Pine Bluff at the OSU 22-yard line.

Pine Bluff had to settle for a 39-yard field goal attempt by Christofer Thompson, but Kody Walterscheid blocked it, and Korie Black scooped it up and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give OSU a 42-0 lead with 10:50 left in the first half.

After another Lions punt, Gunnar Gundy had a pass intercepted when Braylin Presley couldn’t make the catch and it deflected to Maurice Lloyd, who returned it 6 yards to the OSU 23-yard line.

It took Pine Bluff three plays to convert the turnover into points, as Skyler Perry passed to Raequan Prince for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 42-7 Cowboys with 5:24 left in the second quarter.

OSU responded with an 11-play, 70-yard drive, with Gunnar Gundy passing to Talyn Shettron for a 16-yard touchdown to make it 49-7 Cowboys with 1:23 to play in the first half.

The lone score in the third quarter came when OSU went 83 yards in 7 plays, with Gundy passing to Cale Cabbiness for a 25-yard touchdown to make it 56-7 with 9:00 to play in the period.

Gundy was 12-for-20 for 128 yards and the two touchdowns.

Early in the fourth quarter, Ollie Gordon broke outside and went down the left sideline for a 53-yard touchdown run to make it 63-7 with 13:59 to play.

This was the first meeting between the two teams.

OSU has won 11 straight home games.

The Cowboys improved to 3-0 and will have next weekend off before kicking off Big 12 play a week from Saturday at Baylor.

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