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September 2, 2012

By the numbers

1 - Sacks by Oklahoma State.

2 - The quarter that walk-on defensive end Taylor May entered the game.

3 - Tackles by walk-on defensive tackle Jarid King.

4 - True freshmen receivers who caught passes in the opener.

5 - Oklahoma State ball carriers that averaged over 7.3 yards per carry.

9 - Number of walk-ons I counted on one second quarter OSU kickoff. This is not an official stat. Freshman RB Caleb Muncrief and kicker Quinn Sharp were the only scholarship players I personally noted.

10 - 2012 signees who played in the opener. Three - QB Wes Lunt, receiver Blake Jackson and DT Calvin Barnett started. Lunt and seven other true freshmen played in the opener.

11 - Years since the last shutout pitched by a Cowboy defense at Boone Pickens Stadium. Northwestern State (La.) was the last, in 2001.

12 - Touchdowns scored by OSU in the entire 1991 season. Also the number of TD's scored by OSU in the 2012 season-opener.

14 - Games in a row in which the Cowboys have scored 37 or more points.

40 - Yards in penalties against OSU on four flags. Not bad considering the mix of third-team and scout teamers that played much of the game.

61 - Kickoff return yards by junior Justin Gilbert, which moves him into the #2 all-time spot in the OSU record books.

77 - Yards for true freshman receiver Austin Hays, who was a very late signee for OSU over offers from...well, almost no one. Hays led the Pokes in both receiving yards and catches.

84 - Players who played for Oklahoma State.

84 - New Big 12 record for points scored in a game (previous record 80 by Texas Tech in 2005).

87 - Jersey number of senior receiver Tracy Moore, who was suspended for the opener due to a violation of team rules. Head coach Mike Gundy said Moore would rejoin the team on Sunday.

96 - Years since more than 84 points were scored by an OSU squad (117 vs. Southwestern in 1916)

100 - Lunt's completion percentage on 11 pass attempts in part of one quarter of play.

157 - Career points for senior kicker/punter Quinn Sharp

845 - Kickoff yards by OSU. All but two of the 13 kickoffs went for touchbacks, and three Cowboys kicked off (Sharp, Matt Green and Bobby Stonebreaker)

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