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OK State survives early punches, hits back vs. No. 1 FSU

J.W. Walsh

We knew what we were getting from top-ranked and defending national champion Florida State. The question was what kind of effort would Oklahoma State show, and what would happen when they got down early? A year ago, a 17-0 deficit against these Seminoles was an automatic death sentence, and usually a quite painful one.

Oklahoma State fell behind 17-0 in the second quarter and, so far, they’ve lived to tell about it. The Cowboys survived an awful J.W. Walsh pick six and a Mario Pender 11-yard touchdown rush to forge a 17-10 halftime deficit. Desmond Roland punched in a 1-yard scoring plunge with 3:58 to go in the first half and, after intercepting Jameis Winston for the second time of the night, set up a 37-yard Ben Grogan field goal as the clock hit quadruple zeroes on the first half.

A winning effort for these Cowboys undoubtedly requires two more Florida State turnovers and none of their own, because Walsh (8-of-14, 62 yards) isn’t getting it done through the air, and defensive coordinator Charles Kelly figures to sit on the run over the final 30 minutes.

Florida State (205 passing yards, 27 rushing) gets the ball to open the second half.

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4 Responses to “OK State survives early punches, hits back vs. No. 1 FSU”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2014 11:33 PM

    Can’t believe we let these clowns hang around.

  2. realfootballfan says: Aug 30, 2014 11:42 PM

    The offense is about whre I’ve heard from people locally who’ve seen them this off-season. The receivers are very young. Charles Kelly and the defense needs to get a lot better.

  3. packergator says: Aug 30, 2014 11:54 PM

    ‘Noles REALLY miss Kelvin Benjamin; having growing pains in the back seven as well.

  4. packergator says: Aug 30, 2014 11:56 PM

    Looks like they miss Jeremy Pruitt too.

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