“I don’t even need a stats sheet to know what happened. We’re not a good enough football team to have that many penalties and a special teams blunder and give up the touchdown. What I told the team was: Even after all that, you had a chance to win the game. But I’m really disappointed in being undisciplined with all the personal fouls, the face mask, chop block, late hit. Those are things that shouldn’t happen. You know, it’s interesting, we talk about it, being disciplined and we were undisciplined today, and playing smart football and we didn’t play smart football. We have to do a better job of coaching it. The general rule is: The players will show you how well you’re coaching them and what you’re working on on Saturdays, so that’s what I take out of this. Can’t give up a blocked punt for a touchdown and then have 125 or however many yards. And then we weren’t good on the rush. I think we gave up maybe five, six yards of rush. I know one of them was a long one but still counts. Got to do a better job on the run. Got to do a better job minimizing penalties and give us a chance to have success. We’re just not the team that can overcome that many plays, bad plays, I should say, or undisciplined plays. That will be the thing that I’ll first start to work on tomorrow when we get them back for practice.” – Mike Gundy Opening Statement
“Well, you’re on the, what, 34 or something like that. You’re in fourth and three. You get a chance to get a first down, the game’s over. If you punt it, they are going to get it on the 20. Obviously it didn’t — those 14 yards at that time didn’t make a difference, but I would have liked for Taylor to have thrown the ball away, is what I would have liked to happen on that particular play.” – Mike Gundy on the decision to go for it on 4th down late in the game.
“I think we need to be more disciplined in all parts of the games. Those extended the drives and kept them on the field longer, helping them score. We will go back and look at what happened. Right now, we just need to be more disciplined.” – Linebacker Justin Phillips on defensive penalties
- OSU is now 62-11 in its last 73 games vs. unranked opponents, dating back to
- The Cowboys are 17-6 in their last 23 matchups with Baylor.
- They are 6-5 in their past 11 trips to Waco.
- Made it 20-17 all-time vs. Baylor.
- Mike Gundy’s career record vs. Baylor is now 8-6.
- Gundy’s record in Big 12 games is 71-46.
- OSU is 6-2 in its past eight true road games and 16-4 in its past 20 true road
- With 119 rushing yards, Justice Hill’s career total increased to 3,504 yards. That total pushes him past Tatum Bell (3,409 yards from 2000-03) for seventh-place in OSU history.
- With 122 receiving yards, Tylan Wallace surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the season and put his total at 1,062 yards. Wallace is the ninth Cowboy to record a 1,000-yard receiving season. It marks the 16th total 1,000-yard receiving season in OSU history and OSU’s fourth straight year with a 1,000-yard receiver. He has had six 100-yard receiving games this season.
- OSU entered the game leading the nation with 31 sacks on the season. The Cowboys added two more as Brendon Evers recorded his first career sack in the first quarter. It was Owens’ fifth of the season.
- Rodarius Williams intercepted a pass in the end zone to end Baylor’s opening drive of the game. It was his second interception the season and of his career. It also marked OSU’s fifth team interception of the season and the eighth time in nine games that OSU has held its opponent scoreless on its game-opening drive.
- The Cowboys have now forced a turnover in 34 of the last 36 games.
- Tyron Johnson finished with a career-high eight catches on his way to 81
- Dillon Stoner has at least one catch in each of his last 21 games.
- OL Dylan Galloway earned his first career start against Baylor. Bryce Bray also
logged his first career playing time.