Saturday, November 6, 2010
Oklahoma State forcing Baylor to battle uphill
By David Ubben
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State's doing their part, but the Cowboys defense is keeping this from becoming a shootout against Baylor.
Cowboys running back Kendall Hunter punched in a one-yard touchdown to give Oklahoma State a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Baylor squandered its opportunity after the turnover on downs at midfield, and hasn't been able to stop Oklahoma State's offense yet.
The Bears only "defensive stop" came on Justin Blackmon's dropped touchdown pass on fourth down.
Blackmon has played well otherwise, but the idea that the receiving corps would be better after being forced to play without Blackmon last week is proving accurate. Bo Bowling had eight catches for 92 yards last week -- both career highs -- in the win against Kansas State.
This week, he's already got four catches for 62 yards, including a sideline spin move that broke him free against a blitzing Baylor defense for his longest gain of the day, a 32-yarder.