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Sports THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 4, 2012 - B3 Running back Joseph Randle follows the blocking of teammate Kye Staley for one of two touchdowns scored against Texas Saturday night in Boone Pickens Stadium. Randle ran for a career-high 199 yards and the Cowboys tallied 576 yards of total offense but the Longhorns escaped with a 41-36 win. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick (, P It seemed all night Oklahoma State's defense was looking for that "one stop" that could make a difference in the Big 12 Conference opener with Texas Saturday night in Bootie Pickens Stadium. Tfiat opportunity came in the closing minute with the Longhorns facing a fourth down. Get the stop and the Cowboys win. But that wasn't the case. Texas quarterback David Ash completed a crossing pass to D.J. Grant that resulted in a 29-yard gain. Four plays later Texas scores what proves to be the win- ning touchdown, although somewhat controversial, for a 41-36 win over the Cowboys. Sure the fingers can be pointed at the OSU defense late in the game. But all the By Lomenick Journal blame can't be logged there. Take into consideration that Texas converted on 4-of-5, third down conversions in the first quarter alone that helped with a 21-14 lead. And in the first half, UT was 6-of-9. Teams are going to have offensive success with It was added later that a couple of members of the kickoff team didn't fill their lanes, which helped allow for the return. Also figure in a couple of missed tack- les too. The offense, on the other hand was brilliant. Usually 25 carries and scoring two touchdowns. The first came on OSU's second play from scrimmage on a 69-yard scamper that got the home crowd into the game pretty quick. That score also extended OSU's streak of scoring drives of less than two minutes to 30 games. Texas scored on its first drive and it was a preview of things to come. Three times the Longhorns faced third down situations and when a team rolls up 576 three times they converted those percentages. Then there was a yards in total offense, the for a new set of downs, The breakdown in the kickoff chances of winning are score was a 44-yard strike from Ash to Jaxon Shipley. The duo would connect two more times on touchdown passes. Despite the disappoint- ing loss, head coach Mike Gundy said he was still very See O-STATE Page B4 coverage following OSU's second score of the game that knotted the score at 14-14. The return went the distance for a Texas score. Afterward, OSU kicker Quinn Sharp felt he got enough leg into the kick to boot it out o the endzone. pretty good. Freshman quar- terback J.W. Walsh threw for 305 yards by completing 18-of-27 passes with only one interception and two touchdown passes. Running back Joseph Randle had a career night rushing for 199 yards on PREGAME Continued from Page A year ago, McClendon rushed for over 900 yards. This is their go-to guy and their offense centers around him," Wertman said. Defensively, the Red Devils like to use multiple fronts and looks. Prague's base defensive set is a 4-2- 5, which is similar to what P-T runs. But they have shown looks in the 4-4, 3-4, on odd stack, 6-2, and 5-4. Wertman believes the Red Devils will crowd the line of scrimmage to take away the Demons' running game. P-T turned in its finest first half of action this season in the win over Bethany last week. The Demons scored on four straight possessions to gain the comfortable 30-6 halftime lead. Turnovers were limited to a second quarter interception that the Broncos were unable to capitalize on. In fact, BHS fumbled the ball back to P- T in the closing moments of the first half. The potent running game gain an added dimen- sion last week as fullback Devin Peyton rushed for a career-high 145 yards. It was also the highest total for any P-T runner this season. Halfbacks Jacob Peyton and Tyler Taff are already threats to break long runs when the oppor- tunity arises. "Hopefully that will give the opposing teams fits when they are deciding on who to key on now," Wert- man said. "All our backs run hard and have received excellent blocking from the offensive line." If the offense had a B1 weakness it would be with the passing game. Quarterback Caleb White has thrown at least one interception in every game this season. The receiving corps remains solid with the likes of John Sasser, Shelby Reese, and Matt Waitt among others. Defensively, the Demons are led by line- backers Devin Peyton and Clark Crotty. Both were averaging in the double digits in tackles heading into Friday's game. Following last week's round of games, there are a couple of surprises atop the District 3A-2 standings. Both Cushing and Chandler are 2-0 in the district race. Cushing rallied to edge Bristow 64-63 in overtime at home while Chandler, as mentioned, rolled past Prague. Seminole had played outside the district but still gained a solid win over Sequoyah Claremore. In this week's games, Bristow will be looking for its first district win at the Purple Pirates travel to Chandler. Bethany will also be looking to get in the district win column but will have to improve its performance at Seminole. Cushing will be outside the district as the Tigers host Henryetta. The District 3A-2 race could become much more defined after this week. In parting, Wertman wanted to express his thanks on behalf of the team for the meals provided by the P-T Touchdown Club both on Thursday nights before home games and after road games. Chili The Grover annual chili supper On Thursday,Oct. 18, begi~gat 5 p.m. It will be held in the high school commons. The menu consists of all-you-can-eat chili with dessert and a drink. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will be used to support the youth orga, nizati0n as well as the junior high and high school teams. AUCTIONS AUCTIONS AUCTIONS AUCTIONS PRIME COMMF CIAL REAL F TATE This is a hid ,, Hsible commercialnro .rtv, located directly 1on 6th ,ith top-of-line road i:rol tage, in addition, the propert' offers adeouate parki and presents suitable o ce space lbr a variety oi' venues, along with a kitchenette area, This pro rty is zoned CO (commercial office). o'2 yLea '\] ore information, terms and photos, visit: www.pickensau,:t! ons.com Rachel Chi/hs-Pickeas. Auction Coordinator 4o5.6 zo' 87 Emie Pickens' Audioneer. 4o5.88o,7' 39 B0b Priers. Auctionee " 405,83o.588o II II II rll I ...................... 860501 S. 3400 Rd:, Chandler, l i Nard to find acreage, close to Chandler, easy access to hard surface roads, the , lake and the turnpike.The metal building offers a I bedroom efficiency with lots of : storage.The shop is a nice open workshop i with a concrete floor and overhead door. [?in.ere.is an. at.tache:.carpo.rt. ............ :, ," Directions: From Chandler go north to Lake Road, , . ,i . turn left on Lake Road and go 5 miles to 3400 Road, i then North 1/2 mite to the property.The property is I located of the road.Watch:fo!i !., i I I For more information, terms and pho;cos, iii :i!i,: I [~] .~~]~_] www.p,ckensauctmns igml ! 6regg Pickens. Br?ker/Auaioneer. 405.747.9304 ~' :~":~r ': !: ::~'!:i~ ~" [ I RachelChillas-!ickens Auction Coordinator. 405.612.0287 ./i I Ernie Pkkens.Auaioneer 405.880,72D Bob Priess Auaioneer. 405,83038