Oklahoma State football: Cowboys receivers Brennan Presley, Tylan Wallace shine in Cheez-It Bowl win over Miami
OSU and Miami ended up in a back-and-forth battle in the second half after the Cowboys gave away an early three-touchdown lead. But in the end, the Hurricanes couldn't complete the comeback. OSU 37, Miami 34. The numbers tell the story of a nailbiter of a Cheez-It Bowl.
0: Turnovers for the Cowboys. It was only the third time this season OSU had no turnovers in a game. The other two were also wins against Kansas and Kansas State.
0: Opponents this season who converted better than 50% on third downs against the OSU defense. Miami was only 4 of 14.
1: Catch during the regular season for Cowboy freshman Brennan Presley.
3: Touchdown catches for Presley against the Hurricanes. He finished with six receptions for 118 yards. His catches and touchdown catches were both OSU records by a freshman in a bowl game.
10: Pass breakups for the OSU defense. That means the Cowboys broke up more than half of the 18 Miami passes that were incomplete.
10: Consecutive pass plays to start the game for the Cowboys, who scored a touchdown on the all-passing possession.
14: Pass plays in next six Cowboy possessions, not counting the kneel down to end the first half.
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31: Career victories against Associated Press Top 25 opponents for OSU coach Mike Gundy. He is one of only three active coaches (Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney) with 30 such wins at their current school.
205: Career catches for Tylan Wallace, who had six catches for 45 yards against Miami. The OSU receiver became only the sixth player in program history with at least 200 career catches, joining Rashaun Woods (293), Justin Blackmon (253), James Washington (226) and Hart Lee Dykes (224).
Jenni Carlson, Columnist