Oklahoma State and Texas were expected to meet in a potentially high-scoring Big 12 showdown Saturday morning in Austin. That didn’t quite happen, as the Cowboys defeated Texas 13-10 in overtime.
And there’s one stat that will blow you away.
The Oklahoma State-Texas game — featuring one of the most explosive offenses in college football — featured more punting yards than total yards on offense.
At the end of the day, the Cowboys and Longhorns combined for 711 yards of offense — 428 from Oklahoma State and 283 from Texas. The two punters — Oklahoma State’s Zach Sinor and Texas’ Michael Dickson — combined for a total of 934 punting yards.
It’s a statistic that no Big 12 football fan thought would happen — at least not in a game with these two teams. But here we are, with the Longhorns and Cowboys putting on a punting clinic for the ages.
Oklahoma State ultimately prevailed on an interception in overtime to secure the win and preserve its Big 12 title hopes. But it was a day of football that fans will never forget — for odd reasons — at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.