Scores

Final

Troy 24

(2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Oklahoma State 55

(4-0, 3-0 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 0 10 7 724
OKST 14 21 10 1055

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Robinson (OKST) - 254 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Hunter (OKST) - 24 CAR, 169 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Bryant (OKST) - 6 REC, 118 YDS, 3 TD

Oklahoma State improves to 4-0 with rout of Troy

Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Zac Robinson threw three touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, and Oklahoma State reached 50 points for the third consecutive game in a 55-24 win over Troy on Saturday night.

Oklahoma State (4-0) is undefeated after the nonconference portion of its schedule for the first time since 2005 and might be poised to move into The Associated Press Top 25. The Cowboys finished 27th in last week's balloting.

The Cowboys finished with 612 yards of offense, the eighth-highest total in school history, against a Troy defense that entered the game 11th in the Football Bowl Subdivision at 237.7 yards per game and allowed 309 yards a week earlier in a 28-10 loss at Ohio State.

Oklahoma State, which came in fifth nationally in total offense at 546 yards per game, has scored more than 50 points in three straight games for the second time in school history. The first came in the first three games of Barry Sanders' Heisman Trophy season of 1988.

Robinson completed 16 of 21 passes for 254 yards, and the Cowboys had a pair of 100-yard rushers in Kendall Hunter, who had 24 carries for 169 yards, and Keith Toston, who had 17 carries for 114 yards. Both scored two touchdowns as they extended Oklahoma State's string of games with at least one 100-yard rusher to 15.

Before a Boone Pickens Stadium-record crowd of 52,463 fans, Oklahoma State also avenged an embarrassing 41-23 loss to Troy (2-2) from last season, a game in which the Trojans led by 31 points before surrendering two meaningless touchdowns.

It took Oklahoma State less than a half to surpass its scoring output from that game, thanks in good part to Bryant, a sophomore who entered Saturday eighth nationally in receiving yards per game at 108.7. He had six catches for 118 yards against the Trojans, all in the first half.

Bryant caught a 16-yard scoring pass from Robinson -- whose first career start came in the loss to Troy -- to cap Oklahoma State's first possession. A 26-yard touchdown connection between the pair put the Cowboys up 21-0 with 7:28 left in the first half.

Bryant outjumped a Troy defender to catch the football, then finished a 44-yard touchdown pass from Robinson that made it 28-7.

Troy's Sam Glusman kicked a 47-yard field goal with 51 seconds left in the first half, but the Cowboys added another touchdown 31 seconds later on a 17-yard run by Hunter, making it 35-10 at halftime. It was Oklahoma State's fifth scoring drive of less than a minute this season.

After forcing a three-and-out from the Trojans to open the second half, Oklahoma State went 99 yards in 11 plays -- all on the ground -- to go up 42-10 and end all doubt.

Jamie Hampton completed 27 of 49 passes for 272 yards with three touchdown passes and two interceptions for Troy.

Oklahoma State has won five straight games overall and 14 in a row at home against nonconference opponents.

The Cowboys' previous home attendance record was 51,416, set against Oklahoma in 1979 when the facility was known as Lewis Field.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
OKST
1st Downs2535
Total Yards416612
Passing272254
Rushing144358
Penalties5-559-70
3rd Down Conversions4-107-13
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers30
Possession18:4241:18

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hampton24/452535.632
Oklahoma StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson16/2125412.130

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hampton9546.0014
Jernigan34715.7038
Oklahoma StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter241697.0241
Toston171146.7226

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burton7659.3012
Jernigan6589.7119
Oklahoma StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryant611819.7344
Hunter22713.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYOKST
TD09:44Dez Bryant 16 Yd Pass From Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey Kick) 07
TD00:29Kendall Hunter 4 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERTROYOKST
TD07:28Dez Bryant 26 Yd Pass From Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey Kick) 021
TD05:12Austin Silvoy 5 Yd Pass From Jamie Hampton (Sam Glusman Kick) 721
TD02:45Dez Bryant 44 Yd Pass From Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey Kick) 728
FG00:51Sam Glusman 47 Yd 1028
TD00:20Kendall Hunter 17 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 1035
THIRD QUARTERTROYOKST
TD08:42Keith Toston 1 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 1042
TD05:49Jerrel Jernigan 12 Yd Pass From Jamie Hampton (Sam Glusman Kick) 1742
FG01:43Dan Bailey 22 Yd 1745
FOURTH QUARTERTROYOKST
TD14:29Fred Turner 15 Yd Pass From Jamie Hampton (Sam Glusman Kick) 2445
FG06:07Dan Bailey 19 Yd 2448
TD04:59Keith Toston 16 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 2455