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No. 13 Oklahoma State stifles Mississippi State

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Score one for the Big 12 in the ongoing argument over conference supremacy.

J.W. Walsh passed for 135 yards and rushed for 125 to lead No. 13 Oklahoma State to a hard-fought 21-3 road win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

The Cowboys defense displayed uncharacteristic toughness in limiting the Bulldogs to just 333 total yards while keeping an opponent out of the end zone in its opener for the second-straight season.

The first 27 minutes of the game was excruciating for Oklahoma State’s offense as the Cowboys produced just 92 total yards and zero points. But a 46-yard rush by Walsh seemed to finally break things open and, from that point on, the Cowboys put up 340 yards and 21 points to win going away.

Any hope the Bulldogs had of sticking with OSU ended when quarterback Tyler Russell left the game with an injury in the third quarter. MSU managed just 131 total yards in the second half and was kept out of the end zone for the first time in 24 games.

While the win doesn’t look especially impressive on paper, it was Oklahoma State’s first-ever regular-season win away from Stillwater over an SEC team. And the preseason Big 12 favorites shook off some early rustiness to finish strong.

In the meantime, it’s Big 12 1, SEC 0. Maybe Bob Stoops was right.

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9 Responses to “No. 13 Oklahoma State stifles Mississippi State”
  1. madtownthrowdown says: Aug 31, 2013 7:41 PM

    Just reminds us all, how top heavy the SEC is. Bama, LSU, Georgia, A&M. Followed by the rest.

  2. dgbk says: Aug 31, 2013 8:48 PM

    so uf and south carolina is on the same lvl wit miss state and Kentucky. interesting… besides name a league that’s not top heavy? I’ll stop u before u answer no they’re not.

  3. ndnut says: Aug 31, 2013 8:53 PM

    PAC-12 isn’t top heavy. They all suck besides Stanford and Oregon. Therefore, they are bottom heavy.

  4. germanflats13a38 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:13 PM


    I don’t know if that is true, but I had a good chuckle over the fact that you described the PAC-12 in the same terms I use to describe my evil mother-in-law.

  5. Deb says: Aug 31, 2013 9:16 PM

    Stoops is right that he’s entitled to his opinion 😉

  6. theboondoggles says: Sep 1, 2013 1:01 AM

    Very impressive win.

  7. jaydm84 says: Sep 1, 2013 1:16 AM

    So the best team in the big 12 beats the 8th best team in the SEC and that is some sort of achievement? That just shows how far superior the SEC is. The big 12 is almost as bad as the pac.

  8. madtownthrowdown says: Sep 1, 2013 7:27 AM

    Shank- your right they are all top heavy. A good portion of the SEC fans just fail to admit that. Mainly Arkansas, Miss St, and Ole Miss. You know the ones who cheer for every team in their conference to make there team look good. I would also say the SEC teams I named followed by the rest to include South Carolina and Florida in that order. Sure the polls can rank them all high but are they all actually worthy of that ranking?

  9. greggatx says: Sep 1, 2013 9:45 PM

    Unlike the sec the Big 12 is not top heavy! alabama, florida, a and m and s. carolina squeak-out unimpressive wins. where as Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. won big! TCU and lsu was a tossup. Head to head the Big 12 is better!!

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