Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State Football 34 – TCU 27 | Notes & Quotes

M. Hofeld

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Postgame Quotes

“A very well played game by our team. We were a very disciplined team, with 37 yards of penalties. We rushed for over 300 yards and had very minimal turnovers. They took care of the football. We averaged almost eight yards a snap. Obviously Chuba was fantastic. The quarterback handled himself well. The defense had a stretch of, I think five or six series in a row, where we held them to turnovers: fumbles, interceptions or punts. The guys really played well. We were able to get some big plays, which gives us a chance. I couldn’t be any more proud of our special teams plans, our schemes and the way we executed them. We took No. 1 out of the game. Special teams wise, that was a big accomplishment for us and defensively we did a pretty good job with them also. We knew going in we knew we needed to kick and cover well and punt and cover well and I thought that those guys were fantastic, so it was a good win for our team. We competed and found a way to get it done in the end.” – Mike Gundy Opening Statement

“I don’t really have to explain Tylan, but what’s difficult and what I told the team when I met with them Thursday night, the most difficult thing for a coach is when a player gets hurt, especially guys who give everything they have to the organization. Tylan is a special talent. We all know this. But he’s very humble. He’s very unselfish, he’s a tremendous player and he’s a very, very hard worker. When you lose guys like that for a while, because he will rally back, it’s just difficult. It’s hard for a coach to swallow. It just almost ruined my week when I left the office. When I’m here, I don’t flinch; I stay the course. When I get home it just makes me sick to where I can barely function at all. It’s hard to lose a guy like that, not only as a player but as a person. Same thing with Johnny. He’s a vet. He’s a really good offensive lineman. He’s a warrior. It’s hard to lose a guy like that. Tre has been playing well all year. He has been our defensive player of the week I don’t know how many times. I’ve done this a long time, and it was a challenge for me to keep my head up and say it’s going to be OK. Credit goes to the team. They understand and the assistants did a good job staying the course. – Mike Gundy on the Tylan Wallace injury

“He’s really good. He always has been and particularly against the rush. I just looked, Chuba had 223. I don’t know if anybody has ever rushed for 200 yards on Gary. I was going to say, in his career I doubt anybody has every rushed 200 yards on him. He has been pretty good against the run for 20 years or however long he has been a head coach and probably as a coordinator. He ran his plays. He has done the same thing he has always done for the most part. The difference being that when Chuba gets through there, nobody can catch him. That makes him different from other players.” – Mike Gundy on Chuba Hubbard’s big day

“It brings a lot of inspiration to the locker room. You can tell in the locker room that everyone is excited. We’re back. It just feels good that the horses are rolling and moving.” – Tyler Lacy on back-to-back wins

“It was awesome. I am incredibly grateful that I was able to step up and make those plays for my team. I wish [Tylan Wallace] was out there doing it, but I know that he’s going to recover fast and be ready to go.” – Dillon Stoner on his big plays

“We’re just good enough to get beat by anyone this late. We probably gave up 200 or 300 yards of defense for guys just not doing their job. You have to give Oklahoma State credit. The times we do the things we need to do football-wise, we can win ball games. Still as bad as we played, it was still a seven-point ballgame on the road. A seven-point ballgame on the road as bad as we played. So, when we can play well and figure it out, we can beat anyone and when we don’t we aren’t going to. You can’t turn the ball over and you can’t give up big plays like we gave up today. It’s pretty simple.” – TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson

Postgame Notes

Saturday’s win…

• Clinched bowl eligibility for the 14th consecutive season – the ninth-longest active streak in the country.

• Made OSU 5-1 in the last six games at Boone Pickens Stadium.

• Made the Cowboys 16-12-2 all-time vs. TCU and 10-4 all-time vs. TCU in Stillwater.

• Improved Mike Gundy’s career record vs. TCU to 5-3.

• Improved OSU to 56-30 in Big 12 Conference games since 2010.

• Oklahoma State entered the game leading the nation in 50-yard plays from scrimmage with 15 this season. OSU added three such plays against TCU to bring the season total to 18.

• Oklahoma State’s 15 pass attempts were the fewest in a game since 2008.

• Entering Saturday, TCU had allowed just six rushes of 20-plus yards on 226 rushes faces. OSU had three 20-plus yard rushes in the game.

• With four turnovers forced against TCU and three forced at Iowa State, the OSU defense has now forced seven turnovers in its past two games.

Chuba Hubbard

• Entered the game leading the nation in rushing yards and rushing yards per game. He finished today’s game with 223 yards to bring his season total to 1,604.

• Hubbard’s 92-yard run in the third quarter tied for the fourth-longest rushing play in Oklahoma State history. It was the longest since Justice Hill had a 92-yard rush against Missouri State in 2018. It marks the longest rush allowed by the TCU defense since a 95-yard rush in the 1993 season.

• Chuba Hubbard has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last seven games, which marks the longest active streak in the FBS. Hubbard has rushed for at least 100 yards in 11 of his past 13 games. He has a rushing touchdown in every game this season.

• Hubbard is just the eighth player to rush for 200 yards with 20 or fewer attempts in a Big 12 Conference game and the most recent since Kansas’ Pooka Williams, Jr. on Nov. 17, 2018 against Oklahoma.

• OSU’s 301 team rushing yards and Chuba Hubbard’s 223 rushing yards both marked season highs for TCU opponents in 2019.

Dillon Stoner

• Dillon Stoner recorded the first multiple-touchdown game of his career, scoring on receptions of 57 and 22 yards.

• Stoner has at least one catch in 33 of his past 34 games.

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