Wednesday, September 14, 2011

OSU Faces Tulsa Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium

The Cowboys (2-0) travel to Tulsa Saturday to face the Golden Hurricane (1-1).  OSU and TU are set for a 9:10 p.m. CT kick inside H.A. Chapman Stadium.  The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net with Ron Thulin handling the play-by-play, J.C. Pearson as the analysis and Jeremy Bloom on the sideline.  OSU can also be heard on the Cowboy Radio Network throughout the state. 

Game Notes from Kevin Klintworth and Gavin Lang of the OSU media relations office. 

Series Stuff - 
Tulsa is OSU's most frequent opponent with the exception of the Bedlam series.  The Cowboys hold an all-time series lead of 39-27-5 with four straight wins.  OSU is 9-3 against the Golden Hurricane since 1990 and 15-6 against Tulsa since 1980.  The Cowboys hold a 22-7 series edge since 1960.  OSU is 59-45-8 all-time against C-USA members.  The TU and OSU series dates back to 1914. 

Tulsa Connections - 
As one would expect with a neighborhood rivalry, Oklahoma State and Tulsa have numerous connections. 
• OSU defensive coordinator Bill Young and director of football operations Mack Butler are former Tulsa staffers. 
• OSU cornerbacks coach Jason Jones came to Oklahoma State from Tulsa in 2008. 
• Nine Cowboys are from Tulsa or the surrounding area, including five players from Tulsa high schools (Union'sTracy Moore, Jeremy Smith and Andrew Smith, Cascia Hall's Connor Sinko and Washington's Shamiel Gary, who is redshirting after transferring from Wyoming). 
• TU defensive coordinator Brent Guy played at Oklahoma State and has been on the OSU staff on two occasions 
• TU offensive line coach Denver Johnson is another former Cowboy staffer

Last Year Against Tulsa - 
The Cowboys got on an early roll last season in Boone Pickens Stadium and cruised to a 65-28 win over the Golden Hurricane. OSU set a school record with 722 yards of total offense (that total was eclipsed with a 725-yard effort later in the season against Baylor). The Cowboys led 41-7 at halftime behind the right arm ofBrandon Weeden. The Cowboy quarterback passed for six touchdowns and 409 yards despite playing just one half plus one series. Justin Blackmon had six catches for an astounding 174 yards and three touchdowns. The OSU defense chipped in with three interceptions.

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