October 13, 2007

Creamed Cornhuskers

After a tough one-point loss on the road last week, Oklahoma State went to Nebraska in a position where they needed to finish and post a win away from home.

Mission accomplished, as the Cowboys went into Memorial Stadium and handed out a bit of the same punishment that the Cornhuskers used to dish out. The Pokes optioned the Blackshirt defense to death and, in turn, blew out the Huskers 45-14 in front of another sellout Sea of Red crowd in Lincoln.

A lot of nasty history was erased with the win by the Cowboys (4-3 overall, 2-1 Big 12). OSU posted their first win at Memorial Stadium since their first visit there in 1960, when they defeated NU 7-6. Also, the Pokes hung more points on the Huskers (4-3, 1-2) in a single half at home (38 points) than anyone else ever had before. And they also left another mark, handing the Huskers their worst home loss since 1958, when Missouri shut them out 31-0.

The big story of the day for OSU was the play of Dantrell Savage. The senior tailback had a huge day in Lincoln, carrying the ball 25 times for 212 yards and a touchdown. Kendall Hunter posted 68 yards and a score while quarterback Zac Robinson added a score and 33 yards of his own. He also had a nice day passing the ball, going 12-of-19 for 234 yards and a touchdown.

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