OSU football: Best and worst of Cowboys’ rout of Kansas

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OSU football: Best and worst of Cowboys’ rout of Kansas

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 14:23
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Oct. 4--LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Little went wrong for Oklahoma State in its 47-7 blowout of Kansas on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

But let’s take a look at some of the best and worst moments of Saturday:

Best walk-on moment: OSU’s Jake Schultz

Schultz, a 6-foot-3, 230- pound redshirt freshman walk-on from Prague, was the first Cowboy down the field on a kickoff in the second quarter. Initially blocked out of the play, he got up and pursued Kansas’ Pooka Williams, leveling the ballcarrier from behind as Williams danced around looking for running room.

Worst turnout: Kansas fans

Kansas didn’t allow fans at its first home game, but decided to allow 10,000 into the stadium on Saturday. While the student section was moderately filled, the rest of the socially-distanced stadium seats were put to little use, with the crowd falling well short of the allotment.

Best honoring of a legend: Gale Sayers tributes

Sayers, the legendary Kansas running back, was honored with a statue unveiling at halftime. His jersey No. 48 was painted on the field at each 25-yard line. And Oklahoma State joined in on the tribute, wearing a blue sticker on the back of their helmets that read “Kansas Comet,” which was Sayers’ nickname.

Worst player identification: ESPN

In the second half, the ESPN broadcasters began talking about injured Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders, flashing some information on the screen about him. The camera zoomed in on No. 3 walking the OSU sideline. But it was the wrong No. 3. Instead, the TV showed a close-up of Cowboy safety Tre Sterling.

Best radio call: OSU’s Dave Hunziker

When a unique play happens, Hunziker, OSU’s radio play-by-play voice, usually is on cue with a matching unique call. And he came through again when Tylan Wallace got 30 yards behind the Kansas defense in busted coverage. Shane Illingworth lofted the pass and Wallace coasted into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown. “The nearest defender was boarding a Frontier Airlines flight at Kansas City International Airport,” Hunziker said.