LAWRENCE, Kansas – The Oklahoma State Cowboys remain undefeated conquering their first road game of the 2020 season with a 47-7 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Cowboys (3-0) are now the only team in the Big 12 that is undefeated.
With the first two games highlighting what Jim Knowles and his defense could do, a day in Lawrence showcased the Cowboys’ offense with quarterback Shane Illingworth connecting for 265 yards and three touchdowns.
OSU had 593 total yards of offense and looked unstoppable as key players stepped up to make vital plays for the Pokes.
Star wide receiver Tylan Wallace had nine catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns serving as a major contributor to OSU’s 298 total offensive yards in the air, while Braydon Johnson had a solid performance of his own snagging four receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown.
The offense kept rolling as Chuba Hubbard looked more dominant than his past two performances rushing for 145 yards on 20 carries and finding the end zone for two touchdowns.
Most 10+ yard rushes in Wk 5:
▪️ Trey Lance, NDSU – 7
▪️ Chuba Hubbard, OK St – 7
▪️ Khalil Herbert, VA Tech – 7 pic.twitter.com/gk4mxeyPxh
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 4, 2020
The Cowboys scored on five of their seven drives in the first half heading to the locker room at halftime with a 31-0 advantage.
In what some would call mediocre performances that sufficed to open up the season, Mike Gundy and the Cowboys found themselves so far ahead of Kansas midway through the third quarter that starters were pulled from the field and had the chance to rest on the sideline.
While in the game, Cowboy starters held Kansas to only 67 yards of offense on 39 plays and forced them to go three-and-out on their first three possessions. KU snapped the ball only twice on OSU’s side of midfield and one of those resulted in an interception thrown by Miles Kendrick.
Incoming: OSU’s defense with yet another notable performance.
The Cowboys’ defense limited KU to only 193 total yards on offense in the game while also having four sacks and breaking up one pass for an interception.
OSU’s defense finished with 11 tackles for loss putting pressure on starting quarterback Miles Kendrick and intensifying it even more when KU switched out for Jalon Daniels.
Kendrick and Daniels combined for 14-24 for 92 yards and did not throw a single touchdown. KU’s only touchdown came from running back Velton Gardner running in a 1-yard TD early in the fourth quarter.
The Oklahoma State defense has not allowed more than one touchdown to any of its first three opponents of the 2020 season and has held all three teams (Tulsa, West Virginia and Kansas) to a combined total of 27 points.
The Cowboys soar to the No. 10 spot in the AP Top 25 and rank No. 1 in the Big 12 with a 3-0 start to the season, 2-0 start in Big 12 play.
OSU will have Week 5 off as the Cowboys prepare to travel to Waco, Texas, on Oct. 17 to take on the Baylor Bears.