Records: MSU (0-1), OSU (1-0)
Game time: 3:20
Play of the game: Oklahoma state backup quarterback J.W. Walsh scrambled for 46 yards late in the second quarter to put OSU in the red zone. Three plays later the Cowboys scored taking a 7-3 lead. They never looked back.
Big quarter: The second quarter saw several opportunities for the Bulldog offense to score. They didn’t and the Cowboys finally put points on the board.
Stat of the game: 2-16: The Bulldogs third down conversion stat.
Top Dawg: Junior safety Dee Arrington. Arrington had a career-high seven tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.
MSU stats: Total yards: 333, Rushing: 111, Passing: 222, First downs: 17
OSU stats: Total yards: 432, Rushing: 286, Passing: 146, First downs: 22
MSU individual stats: Tyler Russell: 10-16-1, 133, Dak Prescott 7-17-1 89, LaDarius Perkins 16-50, Josh Robinson 8-48, Jameon Lewis 5-55, Malcolm Johnson 4-55.
OSU individual stats: J.W. Walsh 18-27-0, 135, 13-125, Jeremy Smith 15-102, Josh Stewart 4-39.
Quote of the game:
“We aren’t going to let one game define our season. We are going to put this loss behind us.” – MSU senior RB LaDarius Perkins
Song to describe game: Shot Down in Flames by AC/DC This one comes straight from David Murray of Dawgs Bite.
What it means: It doesn’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things with it just being the first game. Some Bulldog fans may fret and worry, but it is a long season. Dan Mullen has a relatively young squad, so it will take time for them to find their feet.