No. 9 Oklahoma State's passing game pounces on Pitt

No. 9 Oklahoma State's passing game pounces on Pitt

No. 9 Oklahoma State's passing game pounces on Pitt

The Oklahoma State Cowboys travelled Northeast to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers in Heinz Field. It was the longest active streak in FBS.

The Cowboys marched 75 yards in seven plays on their first drive, scoring on a 20-yard run by Hill for a 7-0 lead over Pittsburgh just two minutes into the the game.

If you had any doubts about Oklahoma State and its high-powered offense, all you had to do was watch its first half performance on the road against Pittsburgh.

Before the first quarter was up, Rudolph already threw two touchdowns and the Cowboys led by 21 points. By that time, Rudolph will hopefully have gotten his due. Marcell Ateman (109) and Dillon Stoner (100) also reached the 100-yard receiving mark, the first time in 12 years a team has had four 100-yard receivers in a game. Mayfield was brilliant against the Buckeyes, and after throwing for 715 yards and six touchdowns without an interception over the first two weeks of the season deservedly put himself among the top Heisman Trophy candidates in college football. James Washington added 124 yards receiving.

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When Rudolph hit McCleskey over the middle for a 48-yard touchdown pass with 3:40 left in the second quarter, Oklahoma State was up by 42 and a large portion of the home crowd was on its way to the exit despite an enticement from Pitt officials for students to stay.

Tyron Johnson was absent from the opening kick return for OSU.

Oklahoma State: DE DeQuinton Osborne. Rudolph finished the day 23-for-32 with 497 passing yards, five touchdowns and an interception.

Through the first half, Pitt is down 49-14. Cowboys up 28-0 with 13:41 remaining in the half. Pitt OL Brandon Hodges (undisclosed injury) did not play after leaving the game against Penn State last week in the first half.

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