Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa Game Thread

Zach Lancaster

STILLWATER -- It's finally here! Oklahoma State kicks the 2020 season off against Tulsa in Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Cowboys are itching to get the season going as they return one of the more talented teams in program history, on both sides of the ball. The offensive trio of Chuba Hubbard, Tylan Wallace and Spencer Sanders is one of the best offensive trios in the country.

As for the defensive side of the ball, the Pokes are led by Amen Ogbongbemiga, Kolby Harvell-Peel and Malcolm Rodriguez.

Below is the Pokes Report official game thread. Follow along with all the action and join in in the discussion in the comment section!

FIRST QUARTER

Field goal! Alex Hale knocks home a field goal to put the Cowboys up 3-0 with 5:13 left in the first quarter!

Injury: Starting quarterback Spencer Sanders limped into the locker room with 3:07 remaining in the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury. Transfer quarterback Ethan Bullock and true freshman Shane Illingworth then began warming up on the sidelines

Sanders had his ankle taped up before the drive started, but was under near-constant pressure by the Tulsa defense throughout the drive.

Following the Cowboy defense coming up with a turnover on downs, transfer Ethan Bullock enter the game for the Pokes.

In his first career play for Oklahoma State, Bullock handed the ball off to Chuba Hubbard for a four-yard loss. Tulsa was able to stone Oklahoma State the next two plays and forced a Tom Hutton punt.

This is going to be a huge loss for Oklahoma State if Spencer Sanders isn't able to finish this game.

SECOND QUARTER

Oklahoma State leads Tulsa 3-0

Touchdown: Smith finds Johnson on the side of the end zone for the score (1:38) Oklahoma State trails 7-3.

HALFTIME

Oklahoma State trails Tulsa 7-3

Passing:

Spencer Sanders: 2-of-2 for 23 yards

Ethan Bullock: 2-of-4 for 2 yards

Rushing:

Chuba Hubbard: 13 carries for 35 yards

LD Brown: 5 carries for 34 yards

Oklahoma State combined for just 96 yards of total offense, while Tulsa has combined for 153 yards.

Defense:

Tre Sterling: 7 tackles

Tanner McCalister: 6 tackles

Malcolm Rodriguez: 5 tackles

THIRD QUARTER

Punt! The Oklahoma State defense comes up with another big stop to force a TU punt. Cowboys take over 1st and 10 from their own 38-yard line.

Shane Illingworth is entering the game for Oklahoma State.

FOURTH QUARTER

TOUCHDOWN! Chuba Hubbard gets into the end zone from three yards out (14:56) Oklahoma State is back on top 10-7!

WOW! Tanner McCalister came up with a HUGE pass deflection to force a field goal and TU missed it!

FIELD GOAL! Alex Hale knocks home another field goal to put the Pokes up six (4:27) Oklahoma State leads 13-7.

FIELD GOAL! Alex Hale puts through another field goal (:18) Oklahoma State extends the lead to 16-7.

Interception! Kolby Harvell-Peel comes up with the pick!

FINAL: Oklahoma State finds a way to get past Tulsa in the end, 16-7.

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Comments (56)
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Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Good start for the Cowboy defense as they come up with the stop forcing a Tulsa punt.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

The Cowboys slowly moving the ball down the field, but there's certainly some progress.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

That was a great pick up there by Spencer Sanders under pressure, but Tulsa was offsides. However, Spencer Sanders picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct after the play. Ball moved back to the 49 yard line, but still a first down.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

LD Brown picking up some great yardage there. Check that, two good runs in a row by LD. Close to 20 yards in two plays.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Apparently the unsportsmanlike penalty on Spencer was because he flipped the ball to a Tulsa player on the bench. Nice lol

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Jake Springfield coming into the game for the first time. Such a great story.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Man, this Tulsa defensive line has done a good job this drive as they force an OSU field goal.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Watching Sanders at the end of the series, and coming off the field...we might be seeing QB2 earlier than expected

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Man, Malcolm Rodriguez is going to be a force this season.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Good stop there by Tanner McCalister to force a TU punt. Dillon Stoner back to receive.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Liking the defense so far, but still looking for the consistent...ground stops & no-fly zone

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Bad snap, poor handoff and a fumble results in TU's ball from the OSU 37-yard line....not great.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Hate to say...Hubbard & Sanders are a bit underwhelming so far

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Spencer just limped to the locker room and Shane Illingworth and Ethan Bullock were warming up on the sidelines.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

This offense is REALLY struggling against this Tulsa defense.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Defense is still playing really well, but need the offense to get going.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

We're seeing Bullock and LD Brown start this drive for OSU.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Didn't think I'd be saying LD Brown would be the best OSU back on the field in the first half.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Bundage.......😒

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Two straight defensive penalties on the Cowboys, a defensive hold on Christian Holmes and a neutral zone infraction on Malcolm Rodriguez. Goodness.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Tulsa able to pick up the first down...things are not going OSU's way on either side of the ball.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

HUGE stop for Israel Antwine on the 3rd down quarterback keeper. 4th down and a field goal opportunity for Tulsa.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

I didn’t see Rodriguez encroach, but I did see Bundage 2-1/2 yds into the backfield before the snap

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

OK...time to clean up the sloppiness

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Tulsa going for it on 4th down....interesting....

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Great stop!

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

GREAT punt return by Dillon Stoner! Cowboys start 1st and 10 from the TU 47-yard line.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Let’s see if Bullock settles down and gets the O moving

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Sanders doubtful to return. Wondering what’s up with Tylan

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Chuba Hubbard can't pick up one yard? This is going to be a long season if things continue this way.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

The last two pass plays for Tulsa were brutal. Tanner McCalister getting beat deep and Kolby Harvell-Peel not able to make the stop in the end zone.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

We knew the right side of the line was going to be challenged, but that side looks really bad

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

That was a nightmare start for Oklahoma State. They combined for just 96 yards of total offense, while Tulsa combined for 153 yards.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Wow....just wow...and not the wow that I thought I was going to be seeing

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Tylan Wallace with an impressive catch, his first of the day. TU called for pass interference, 1st and 10 from the OSU 49 yard line.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Another TU defensive stop, another Oklahoma State punt. Things have got to change on offense.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Big pick up there TU on the ground, but offensive holding backs em up. Cowboy defense bailed out there.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Bullock tries to find Stoner deep down the left side, but the Pokes are bailed out with a defensive pass interference.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Bullock gives up another sack on a three-man rush. That's six sacks for TU on the day.....definitely not great.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

Hoping to see SOME kind of a spark in the 4th qtr....hope springs eternal for us with orange blood....

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Shane Illingworth bringing a spark to this OSU offense!

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

NICE catch by Wallace, followed by a little spark from Hubbard. Illingsworth looks GOOD

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

WOW. Shane Illingworth just went 3/3 for 73 yards on his first drive as an OSU quarterback.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Oklahoma State takes the lead and the defense starts to fall a part. Not a great look.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

I retract my statement, that's the best stop they've had in this game AND TU missed the field goal.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Cowboys just came up HUGE on 3rd and very long. 4th and 24 for TU and they're going for it on their own 11 yard line.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

A Rodriguez with the sack on the two yard line for a turnover on downs! That's how you make a comeback.

Zach Lancaster
Zach Lancaster

Editor

Alex Hale with his third field goal of the day, going 3/3, puts the Cowboys up 16-7.

CanadianCowboy
CanadianCowboy

It took a while for it to be apparent, but there were some positives: the D is for real but needs to clean up the PI/DH and facemask penalties BS, LD Brown looked like Hubbard did last year - strong, sharp, quick, fast, Illingworth is the future and the future looks gooood, Hutton is picking up where he left off last year with limited returns & good field flips, and I think we got us a sho-nuff points-kicker in Hale.

High Def  Poke
High Def Poke

No offense Zach but the final score was 16-7 not 13-7. That was big for Shane who had been very limited the past two weeks with the dreaded Covid 19.


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