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The Oklahoma State soccer workforce (3-0 general; 0-0 Large 12) travels to Waco, Texas, this week to face Baylor (3-1 general; 1-0 Large 12) within the Cowboys’ first highway sport and first Large 12 sport of the 2022 season. The matchup is scheduled for two:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, October 1, at McLane Stadium.
On the Air
The sport might be televised by FOX with Jason Benetti and Brock Huard on the decision. It can even be carried dwell on the Cowboy Radio Community, with Dave Hunziker dealing with play-by-play, John Holcomb offering evaluation and Robert Allen reporting from the sideline. Followers exterior of the Cowboy Radio Community can hearken to the OSU broadcast without spending a dime by way of The Varsity Community app. The sport may even be carried dwell to a nationwide radio viewers by way of Westwood One Sports activities, with Mike Watts and Ryan Harris on the decision.
Within the Rankings
The Oklahoma State soccer workforce was voted No. 9 within the AP Prime 25 and No. 7 within the USA TODAY Sports activities AFCA Coaches Ballot. It marks the sixteenth consecutive AP ballot that the Cowboys have been ranked within the high 15, which is only one in need of matching the longest streak at school historical past. Together with 2022, OSU has now reached the highest 10 of the AP ballot in some unspecified time in the future in 11 of the previous 15 seasons and has seen a high 15 rating within the AP ballot in 13 of these 15 seasons. Though the primary Faculty Soccer Playoff rankings will not be launched till November 1, it is value noting that OSU has been a part of the CFP rankings in six of the previous seven seasons getting into 2022. Baylor is ranked No. 16 within the AP ballot and is No. 14 within the coaches ballot.
16 Straight Polls within the AP Prime 15
Oklahoma State has been ranked within the high 15 of each Related Press ballot since October 3, 2021, which is a complete of 16 consecutive units of rankings. That streak is the third-longest at school historical past and only one in need of matching the varsity report. Listed below are longest streaks at school historical past:
Consecutive Polls within the AP Prime 15 – OSU’s Longest Streaks
1. 17 (2016-17)
3. 16 (2021-22)
4. 14 (1984)
5. 12 (1988)
6. 11 (1985)
7. 9 (2008)
8. 8 (2015)
Saturday’s sport marks the forty second general assembly between Oklahoma State and Baylor in a collection that dates to 1914. Together with 2022, the 2 groups have confronted off for 27 consecutive years, starting with the primary season of Large 12 Convention play in 1996. OSU holds a 22-19 all-time benefit within the collection, with Baylor holding a 9-7 edge in Waco. OSU has received 19 of the previous 27 over Baylor, together with a 42-3 win within the final sport performed in Waco in 2020 and 7 of the 12 video games performed in Waco for the reason that formation of the Large 12. The groups break up a two-game collection final season with Cowboys successful within the first matchup and the Bears successful the second. Coach Mike Gundy is 10-8 in his profession towards Baylor, whereas Baylor coach Dave Aranda is 1-2 towards Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State from a Distance
The Oklahoma State soccer workforce is 3-0 following a 63-7 win over the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in its newest sport. The Cowboys, who’ve the No. 1 scoring offense within the FBS at 51.7 factors per sport and lead the Large 12 in fewest penalties with simply 4.67 per sport, had final week off and at the moment are set to open convention play. OSU has relied on four-year beginning quarterback Spencer Sanders within the early a part of the season, because the senior now ranks No. 1 within the FBS with 26.0 factors liable for per sport and No. 5 within the FBS with 342.0 yards of whole offense per sport. The three gamers on offense placing up essentially the most all-purpose yards are operating again Dominic Richardson (102.0), extensive receiver Braydon Johnson (100.0) and extensive receiver Brennan Presley (94.3). They’ve all been efficient weapons and may proceed to assist carry the load. The defensive facet has continued earlier years’ success in a number of areas by rating No. 2 within the FBS in tackles for loss per sport (10.0), No. 5 in third down protection (23.4%) and No. 11 in sacks per sport (3.33). The line of defense, which is without doubt one of the oldest and most skilled in school soccer, is the anchor of the protection and double-digit gamers contribute on the unit each week. Linebacker Mason Cobb has been OSU’s main tackler (8.0 per sport), and he now ranks No. 1 within the Large 12 and No. 6 within the FBS with 2.0 tackles for loss per sport.
An Oklahoma State Win Would …
• Make it 4-0 for the third straight season and for the seventh time within the Mike Gundy period.
• Make it 6-1 in its previous seven highway video games, together with wins in every of the previous three.
• Enhance its common season convention successful streak to 6 video games, marking the sixth-longest streak at school historical past and the longest for the reason that seven-game streak from Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 2016.
• Enhance its report towards Baylor to 23-19 and its report towards BU in Waco to 8-9.
• Enhance Mike Gundy‘s report towards Baylor to 11-8.
• Enhance Mike Gundy‘s report in Large 12 video games to 92-56.
• Enhance Mike Gundy‘s report in highway video games to 53-35.
• Make it 18-2 in its previous 20 video games general, courting again to the 2020 season.
• Make it 152-68 in its historical past when enjoying as an AP-ranked workforce.
• Make it 139-39 in its historical past when enjoying as the next AP-ranked workforce than its opponent.
• Make it 7-1 in its previous eight and 16-6 in its previous 22 video games vs. AP Prime 25 groups.
• Mark Mike Gundy‘s thirty seventh profession win vs. AP Prime 25 opponents. Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney are the one different energetic coaches with extra wins over AP Prime 25 groups at their present colleges.
• Make it 9-3 in its previous 12 video games when each groups are ranked within the AP Prime 25.
• Enhance it to 31-23 vs. AP ranked groups for the reason that starting of the 2011 season.
Notable Streaks and Traits Coming into the Recreation
• OSU has received a school-record 11 consecutive house video games.
• OSU has received two consecutive highway video games.
• OSU has held 9 of its previous 15 opponents underneath 100 yards dashing.
• OSU has held 19 consecutive opponents underneath 200 yards dashing.
• OSU has held 22 of its previous 24 Large 12 opponents underneath their season scoring common.
• OSU has received 81 consecutive video games when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 factors, courting again to Sept. 13, 2003 – the longest energetic stretch of time within the FBS and longest since at the very least 1980.
• OSU has held its opponent scoreless on its game-opening drive in 26 of its previous 34 video games.
• OSU has held its opponent to lower than a 50% third down conversion price in 27 of its previous 28 video games.
• OSU is 32-12 in its previous 44 video games determined by fewer than 10 factors.
• OSU is 42-6 in its previous 48 video games when main at halftime, courting again to Sept. 17, 2016.
• Courting again to 2005, OSU is 44-4 when not committing a turnover.
• Courting again to 2008, OSU is 70-8 when successful the turnover battle.
• OSU has received three of its previous 4 extra time video games.
• OSU has compelled 31 turnovers in its previous 21 video games.
• Over the previous 28 video games, OSU has held opponents to 115-for-421 (27.3%) on third down.
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