OSU vs. Texas Tech football: Tay Martin sets a career mark as a Cowboy & more notable numbers

Jacob Unruh

LUBBOCK, Texas — Oklahoma State is going to Jerry World.

The ninth-ranked Cowboys clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time in program history with a dominant 23-0 victory over Texas Tech late Saturday night, moving to 10-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play.

OSU next faces Bedlam rival OU at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Stillwater looking to grab ahold of the top seed.

Here is a look at the win over Tech by the numbers:

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0: Points for Texas Tech, the first time since Oct. 18, 1997, at Nebraska that the Red Raiders failed to score. It's also the first time since 1987 that Texas Tech was shut out at home. OSU last shut out an opponent in 2012, an 84-0 win over Savannah State.

31: Total yards for Texas Tech in the first half.

108: Total yards for the Red Raiders, who averaged 440.6 yards per game entering Saturday. Texas Tech had 529 in last week’s upset of Iowa State.

1.9: Yards per play for Texas Tech, which entered the game averaging 6.9 yards per play. OSU opponents entered gaining 4.6 yards per play.

3: Pass interference penalties on OSU cornerback Jarrick Bernard-Converse, leading to three of Texas Tech’s 10 first downs

2: Fumble recoveries this season for OSU linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, who recovered one three minutes into the second half to set up a field goal.

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9: Punts for Texas Tech’s Austin McNamara, who averaged 56.4 yards. He also boomed a 70-yard punt.

1: Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for fans throwing objects onto the field. After a delay in the third quarter, officials issued a warning to the crowd. Fans threw an object early in the fourth quarter on Tech’s first possession, earning the penalty.

7: Tackles for former Carl Albert star running back Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, who was a bright spot for the Red Raiders. Known as “Rabbit,” the safety also had two pass breakups.

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Pokes have just enough offense

431: Total yards for the Cowboys, who passed for 239 yards and rushed for 188.

130: Receiving yards for OSU’s Tay Martin, a career-best in a Cowboys uniform. The Washington State transfer caught seven passes, with a long of 38 yards.

6: Receptions for true freshman John Paul Richardson, a career-high. He totaled 41 yards and caught a touchdown.

5: Rushing touchdowns for quarterback Spencer Sanders this season after his 9-yard score early in the fourth to make it 23-0.

0-1: Richardson’s lone blemish was an incomplete pass to fellow freshman Jaden Bray, who stumbled and lost his shoe in the end zone.

Jacob Unruh, Staff writer