STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- He's not making anyone forget about
Josh Fields, but Donovan Woods is showing that he can throw the
Woods threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and Vernand
Morency rushed for 116 yards to lead Oklahoma State past SMU 59-7
Darrent Williams had 215 return yards and D'Juan Woods caught
two touchdown passes for the Cowboys (3-0), who routed the Mustangs
(0-3) for the third straight year.
"I think we outmanned SMU," Oklahoma State coach Les Miles
said. "They're banged up, but we certainly did what we came to
Southern Methodist lost its 15th straight game dating back to
the start of last season. The Mustangs have the nation's second
longest losing streak, one behind Army.
Oklahoma State, which has not turned the ball over this year,
benefited from five Mustangs' giveaways and Williams' long returns
to start short drives deep in SMU territory.
Williams' 47-yard punt return to the Mustangs 38 set up
Morency's 16-yard TD that made it 21-0. Williams picked up Matt
Rushbrook's fumble at the 25 and weaved 53 yards to the 22, leading
to a field goal for 24-0 in the second quarter.
"The ability we had to return punts just put us in great
position," Miles said. "We ran the ball well and threw it well in
Donovan Woods, who was 5-for-16 for 93 yards coming in his first
season as quarterback, connected with his brother, D'Juan, for a
14-yard TD and with freshman Prentiss Elliott for a score from 43
yards in the third quarter.
Donovan Woods finished 6-for-11 for 99 yards. D'Juan Woods
caught his first four passes of the season for 42 yards, and the
Cowboys started 3-0 for just the fourth time since 1987.
"Oklahoma State has got an exceptional back and a line and two
tight ends that are seasoned," SMU coach Phil Bennett said. "They
do what their quarterback can do in the power running and they
proved tonight that he can throw a pretty good ball."
Chris Phillips was 12-for-19 for 97 yards for the Mustangs but
his first quarter interception led to Oklahoma State's first score,
Donovan Woods' 1-yard run.
Phillips also ran for 52 yards on 12 carries as his draws and
keepers were the only offense the Mustangs could muster early. But
he was replaced in the second half, first by Tony Eckert, then by
"I thought that Chris did some things OK today," Bennett said.
"He put us in some plays and I told him at halftime that he was
done. We couldn't afford to lose him."
Romo took a quarterback keeper untouched 59 yards late in the
third quarter for SMU's only score. Oklahoma State led 31-0 at