NCAAF Game Recap - McNeese State at Oklahoma State
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Oklahoma State 56, McNeese State 14

Sep 7, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

McNeese State (1-1)

0

0

7

7

14

Oklahoma State (2-0)

14

14

28

0

56

Sanders, Wallace lead Okla. St. to big win over McNeese
Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:36 AM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Spencer Sanders believed that it was his fault that Oklahoma State was unable to move the ball on its first two possessions Saturday night, and put it on himself to turn the Cowboys' potent offense around.

On the third play of Oklahoma State's third drive, he threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Tylan Wallace, igniting a dominant passing game that piled up 413 yards and scored five touchdowns, to roll past McNeese, 56-14.

Sanders, a redshirt freshman, completed 12 of 18 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns in his home debut until he exited the game early in the third quarter. Then backup Dru Brown, who narrowly lost the off-season battle to become the starter, stepped in and completed 7 of 10 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

"I feel like we started off a little slow and I feel like that I need to get our guys going and make sure we're going from the snap, and just go from there," Sanders said. "But all in all, other than that, we did great as a team. We executed and we came together after those first two drives and we did well. I'm proud of us. I know we can do a lot better."

Wallace recorded five receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns, including scores of 69 and 75 yards where he caught short passes, then outraced defenders the length of the field into the end zone.

After gaining 352 yards rushing in their season-opening 52-36 victory at Oregon State last week, including a nation-leading 221 from running back Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State (2-0) managed 167 in this one. Sanders topped them with 51 yards rushing on 11 carries, while Hubbard gained 44 yards and a touchdown on eight rushes.

"Offense can't determine run and pass, defense determines run and pass," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said of the disparity. "Offense only determines tempo, so based on how they were playing, there were more opportunities to throw the ball than there were rushing opportunities, based on the way the safeties played."

For McNeese (1-1), Cody Orgeron threw an interception on the game's second play that was returned for a touchdown by OSU's A.J. Green, but bounced back to have a pretty good day. He was 11-of-22 passing for 151 yards and one touchdown, while also leading all players in rushing with 89 yards on 16 carries.

"He's a resilient kid, he's got moxy about him," McNeese coach Sterlin Gilbert said of Orgeron, the son of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. "With every play and every snap, he's gaining experience and continuing to get better."

TAKEAWAY

McNeese: Despite being overmatched in just about all facets of the game, McNeese, an FCS school based out of Lake Charles, La., played hard and had some impressive moments, just not enough of them. Orgeron's 52-yard run on the Cowboys' first drive of the third quarter helped set up his touchdown pass to D'Andre Hicks, who made an outstanding diving catch in the end zone. McNeese also turned the ball over on downs twice in the second half after reaching the OSU 1-yard-line. They also controlled field position well, especially in the first half, when Oklahoma State started five of their six possessions inside their own 15-yard-line. Four more times in the second half, OSU started inside its own 10.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys looked dominant at times and not so much at others. Overall, though, Oklahoma State controlled the narrative, taking a 7-0 lead on the second play from scrimmage, when Green jumped in front of Orgeron's first pass attempt and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown. The superior speed of OSU receivers led directly to four different lengthy touchdowns, two by Wallace, and one each from C.J. Moore (59 yards) and Braydon Johnson (69 yards).

PLAY OF THE GAME

Besides his two lengthy TDs in which he evaded tacklers before racing to the end zone, Wallace also made a spectacular catch along the sideline late in the second quarter. McNeese defender Darrion Dunn was guarding him closely, and as the pass from Sanders came in, it bounced off Dunn's head. Wallace managed to corral the ball, securing it and keeping his feet barely in play before falling out of bounds. After a video review, the play was upheld as a 29-yard completion.

"That catch he had when I threw it up and gave them a jump-ball, that was amazing," Sanders said. "That catch today surprised me, just the focus on the ball and staying with it. You don't see that from a lot of guys. It's an honor to play with him."

UP NEXT

McNeese: The Cowboys return home to take on Alcorn State next Saturday.

Oklahoma State: OSU's Cowboys travel across the state to take on Tulsa next Saturday.

Passing

McNee Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Orgeron 22 11 50.0 1 151 41 2 49.6
M. Keller 3 1 33.3 0 6 6 0 42.4
OkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Sanders 18 12 66.7 3 250 75 0 149.3
D. Brown 10 7 70.0 2 142 69 0 152.1

Rushing

McNee Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Orgeron 16 89 5.6 52 0
J. Pratt 11 30 2.7 7 0
OkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Sanders 12 51 4.3 11 0
C. Hubbard 8 44 5.5 18 1

Receiving

McNee Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Begue 5 69 13.8 35 0
D. Hicks 3 69 23.0 41 1
OkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Wallace 5 180 36.0 75 3
B. Johnson 1 69 69.0 69 1

Fumbles

McNee F FL
E. Mack 1 0
C. Sutton 1 0
OkSt F FL
D. Stoner 1 1
C. Hubbard 1 0

Returning

McNee KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Skinner 2 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
C. Sutton 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

McNee Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Raborn 8 357 44.6 60
OkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Hutton 4 160 40.0 45
J. McClure 1 41 41.0 41

Takeaways

OkSt Int Yds InTD
A. Green 1 27 1
P. Redwine-Bryant 1 12 0

Team Stats Comparison

McNee OkSt
Points For 14 56
Total Yards 318 580
Rushing Yards 161 167
Passing Yards 157 413
Passing Completions / Attempts 12/25 23/32
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 3/2
First Downs 13 25
Penalties - Yards 9/64 5/29
Time Of Possession 45:45 15:15
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/16 11/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 8/45 5/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter McNee OkSt
OkSt 0:45 TD A.J. Green 27 yd interception return (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 7
OkSt 13:31 TD Tylan Wallace 69 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter McNee OkSt
OkSt 7:17 TD Chuba Hubbard 4 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 21
OkSt 13:31 TD Tylan Wallace 4 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 28
3rd Quarter McNee OkSt
OkSt 0:12 TD Tylan Wallace 75 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 35
McNee 3:45 TD D'Andre Hicks 16 yd pass from Cody Orgeron (Noah Anderson kick) 7 35
OkSt 5:45 TD C.J. Moore 59 yd pass from Dru Brown (Matt Ammendola kick) 7 42
OkSt 8:08 TD Braydon Johnson 69 yd pass from Dru Brown (Matt Ammendola kick) 7 49
OkSt 8:56 TD Micah Cooper 1 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 7 56
4th Quarter McNee OkSt
McNee 9:21 TD Marcus Foster 32 yd fumble return (Noah Anderson kick) 14 56

Game Information

Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 55,509
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