Oklahoma State defeated — no, destroyed — Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock. Its 23-0 beatdown allowed the Pokes to punch their ticket to a Big 12 title game appearance and sets up a critical Bedlam game Saturday that could be an all-timer.
Before we look ahead, though, let’s first look back at the game that was and contextualize the win. Here are 10 stats to know. (Most stats courtesy of OSU’s athletic department.)
1. Texas Tech’s 108 yards are the fewest allowed by Oklahoma State since it gave up 86 (!) to Baylor in 1999.
2. Saturday marked the first time Texas Tech has been shutout in a game since 1997.
3. Saturday was the first shutout an OSU defense pitched since Savannah State in 2012 and the first time it shut out a power conference opponent since 1995 in Bedlam.
4. The win Saturday moved OSU to 10-1 on the season, marking the 10th 10-win season in program history and seventh (!!!) since 2010.
5. OSU’s defense has surrendered only one offensive touchdown in the last 16 quarters.
6. Dating back to 2005, OSU is 43-4 when not committing a turnover. Since 2008, it is 69-8 when it wins the turnover battle.
7. OSU is 146-67 when playing as an AP-ranked team. It is 134-38 when playing as a higher AP-ranked team than its opponent.
8. OSU had four quarterback sacks, giving them 41 on the season. That total is the fifth-most in program history; the record is 44 set in 1983.
9. OSU has won 79 consecutive games when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 points, dating back to Sept. 13, 2003 – the longest active stretch of time in the FBS and longest since at least 1980.
10. OSU has forced 23 turnovers in its past 15 games.
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