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OSU football: Numbers tell the story of 24-21 Texas Bowl loss

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1: Completion on nine downfield throws by OSU quarterback Dru Brown, though the one connection was a 57-yard touchdown pass to Braydon Johnson.

2: Takeaways for the OSU defense; the Cowboy offense committed no turnovers.

3: Bowl losses this decade for OSU, which was 7-2 in ‘10s postseason games entering this one.

4: Sacks by Texas A&M, which put Brown on the run much of the night.

12: 100-yards-plus rushing games for OSU tailback Chuba Hubbard this season, a Big 12 record.

45:29: Scoreless drought for OSU, after taking a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.

97: Length of OSU’s first-quarter touchdown drive, the longest in Texas Bowl history.

116: Yards for Texas A&M on three old-fashioned option plays, with quarterback Kellen Mond pitching to Ainias Smith for a 19-yard gain in the third quarter and running for 67- and 30-yard gains in the fourth quarter.

Berry Tramel, Columnist

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<strong>OSU quarterback Dru Brown (6) completed 15 of 25 passes for 184 yards with two toucdowns Friday. [Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports]</strong>

OSU quarterback Dru Brown (6) completed 15 of 25 passes for 184 yards with two toucdowns Friday. [Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b44b9c4577905dac4f89a06275688bd6.jpg" alt="Photo - OSU quarterback Dru Brown (6) completed 15 of 25 passes for 184 yards with two toucdowns Friday. [Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports] " title=" OSU quarterback Dru Brown (6) completed 15 of 25 passes for 184 yards with two toucdowns Friday. [Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports] "><figcaption> OSU quarterback Dru Brown (6) completed 15 of 25 passes for 184 yards with two toucdowns Friday. [Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports] </figcaption></figure>
Berry Tramel

Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,... Read more ›

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