A season opener at home against an FCS opponent is not exactly a game that is going to draw a lot of excitement, but Oklahoma State played a complete game against Southeastern Louisiana earlier today. Usually these games do not serve as anything more than an extensive scrimmage for a top-25 team, and that was definitely the case today.
The Cowboys scored early and often as they led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter. The second team played the majority of the final three quarters, and the ball was shared all over the place. Three quarterbacks took snaps, eight runners recorded at least a single rush, and thirteen different players recorded a catch.
The defense and special teams also played well, forcing a combined four fumbles, recovering all of them. The first of the four fumbles occurred just under two minutes into the game, SE Louisiana muffed a punt and Cowboy freshman Madre Harper dove on it for the score.
While a win against a struggling FCS program is not exactly an early indicator of heading to the College Football Playoff or anything, the Cowboys did exactly what they needed to do and took care of business.
More recaps coming later.