Oklahoma State on #BlackoutBPS vs. TCU



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The basics

The Oklahoma State soccer team (8-1 overall; 5-1 Big 12) returns on Saturday, Jan.

Get your tickets and #BlackoutBPS

Season tickets and single game tickets for cowboy soccer games are available at okstate.com/tickets or by calling the OSU ticket office at 877-ALL-4-OSU. Fans interested in tickets can also contact the OSU ticket office at 877-255-4678. Single game tickets for the TCU game start at $ 50. Celebrations on Saturday include the pre-game block party at Hall of Fame Avenue, several events in honor of Barry Sanders, and the first-ever Boone Pickens Stadium “blackout,” encouraging all fans to wear black clothes instead of the traditional “Sea” of. ” to wear orange. “The theme of Saturday’s game is Military Recognition in association with Folds of Honor. OSU will honor veterans as well as OSU’s 42 Folds of Honor fellows. Both the Black Daggers Parachute Team and a military helicopter pilot Overflights before kick-off will be included in the events.

In the air

The game will be televised by FOX with Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman. It will also be broadcast live on the Cowboy Radio Network, with Dave Hunziker handling play-by-play, John Holcomb providing analysis and Robert Allen reporting from the sidelines. Fans outside of the Cowboy Radio Network can listen to the OSU broadcast for free via The Varsity Network app.

Honoring a Legend – Barry Sanders joins the OSU Ring of Honor and receives the statue’s unveiling

In 1988, Barry Sanders, who was awarded the Heisman Trophy, was honored during the festivities on Saturday. A Sanders statue will be unveiled in front of the northwest corner of Boone Pickens Stadium at 5 p.m. The unveiling ceremony is free and open to the public. The statue is approximately 2.70 meters high and was made from bronze by Enid-based artist Harold Holden. Sanders is the fourth person to stand with a statue on the Oklahoma state campus, alongside former President Henry Bennett, OSU’s first African American student, Nancy Randolph Davis, and benefactor Boone Pickens. Also, Sanders will be added to the stadium’s Cowboy Football Ring of Honor at halftime. With this, Sanders joins his OSU teammate and Hall of Famer colleague Thurman Thomas as the first two names in the ring of honor.

In the ranking

Oklahoma State debuted at number 11 on the first College Football Playoffs rankings of 2021 last week, and this week’s CFP rankings will be released on Tuesday evening. This week, OSU was included in 12 consecutive CFP polls as of November 5, 2019. The Cowboys have been in the CFP rankings for six of the last seven seasons. OSU ranks 10th in the AP Top 25 this week, continuing a series of 14 consecutive seasons in the poll. The streak, which began in 2008, is the tenth longest active streak in the country. Including this season, OSU was in the top 15 of the AP poll for 12 of the last 14 seasons. It got a top 10 ranking in the AP poll at some point in 10 of those 14 years. The Cowboys are # 10 in this week’s USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coach Survey. TCU is not rated in any of the major surveys.

The series

Saturday’s game marks the 32nd meeting between the state of Oklahoma and the TCU, with the series dating back to 1915. The 2021 season marks the 10th consecutive year the teams have met, starting with the TCU joining the Big 12 for the 2012 season. OSU has an all-time series advantage of 16-13-2, including a 10th -4 head start at Stillwater. OSU has won six of the last 10 in the series and five of the last six at home. Mike Gundy is 5-4 against TCU and Jerry Kill is 0-0 as head coach against the Cowboys.

State of Oklahoma from a distance

Oklahoma State is 8-1 year-over-year and controls its own fate in the Big 12 title race. The defense of the OSU is at an historic level. In their last two games, the Cowboys defeated Kansas (55-3) and West Virginia (24-3) for the first time since 1934 that the OSU has held their opponents to three or less points in a row, defending by Butkus Award semi-finalists Malcolm Rodriguezwho is one of the FBS leaders in duels both this season and in his career. He is one of nine senior starters for a unit that is ranked 3rd in overall defense in the FBS and has had the fewest yards per game (4.41) since 1984. Spencer Sanders has just won his 20th career game as starting quarterback. Jaylen Warren 14th place in FBS in Rushing Yards and Receivers Tay Martin has received at least one touchdown in each of their last three games.

A victory in the state of Oklahoma would …

• Keep the Cowboys in the top 2 of the Big 12 in 2021.
• Do it for the first time since 2015 and for the fifth time in the 9-1 or better Mike Gundy Epoch.
• Give him a seven-game winning streak at Boone Pickens Stadium.
• Give it wins seven of the last eleven games against TCU and six of the last seven games against TCU in Stillwater.
• Make the Cowboys 17-13-2 against TCU and 11-4 against TCU in Stillwater.
• To enhance Mike GundyCareer record vs. TCU at 6-4.
• To enhance Mike Gundy‘s record in Big 12 games at 89-56.
• Give him wins in 11 of the last 12 games and 17 of the last 21 games dating back to the 2020 season.
• Make it 145-67 in its history when playing as an AP ranked team.
• Make it 133-38 in their history when playing as a team with a higher AP rank than their opponent.
• Reach 80-17 in his last 97 games against non-AP top 25 opponents dating back to 2010.

Notable streaks and trends entering the game

• OSU has held its last two opponents to a total of six points and an average of 138.0 yards overall offense.
• OSU has kept each of its last three and five of its last seven opponents under 100 yards rush.
• The OSU has passed five of their last six opponents below 200 yards.
• The defense of the OSU is the only one in the Big 12 with more interceptions (8) than allowed passing TDs (6).
• The OSU has kept 18 of its last 20 Big 12 opponents below its season average.
• OSU has won 77 games in a row keeping their opponent below 20 points, dating back to September 13, 2003 – the longest active period in the FBS and the longest since at least 1980.
• OSU have kept their opponents goalless in 20 of their last 26 games.
• OSU has kept its opponent on a third down-conversion rate of less than 50 percent in 20 games in a row.
• OSU have kept their opponent under 20 first downs in eight straight games.
• Malcolm Rodriguez has had at least five tackles in 17 games in a row.
• Tay Martin has received a touchdown in each of his last three games.
• OSU are 30-11 in their last 41 games decided by less than 10 points.
• OSU are 37-6 leaders in their last 43 games at halftime, as of Sep 17, 2016.
• Coming from 2005, the OSU is 42-4 if no turnover is made.
• Dating from 2008, OSU is 68-8 in winning the sales battle.
• OSU have won three of their last four overtime games.
• OSU has forced 22 turnovers in the last 13 games.


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