OSU beats UTSA 69-14

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 19:18:53-04

Oklahoma State forced seven turnovers, all of which led to points, and the No. 25 Cowboys rolled to a 69-14 victory over UTSA on Saturday.

Mason Rudolph completed 17 of 23 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, and Chris Carson rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for Oklahoma State (3-0).

Blake Bogenschutz was 8 of 13 for 58 yards and a touchdown for UTSA (0-3), but also fumbled twice and threw two interceptions before he was taken out of the game late in the second quarter.

Third-string quarterback Morgan Sturm had an immediate impact, accounting for 91 yards in the final 5:25 of the second quarter. Overall, Sturm completed 7 of 13 passes for 109 yards and ran for 47 yards on 10 carries. Jarveon Williams gained 90 yards and a touchdown on 17 rushes.

The seven turnovers and 69 points allowed are records for UTSA. The Roadrunners had six turnovers against San Jose State in 2012 and gave up 59 points against Houston in 2013.

Fumbles by Bogunschutz on UTSA's first two possessions helped Oklahoma State take a 14-0 lead just 2:27 into the game. Devante Averette's 6-yard fumble return made it 7-0 only 45 seconds in, and Carson's 26-yard run made it 14-0 two plays after Jordan Burton recovered the ball on the UTSA 37.

After gaining 42 yards on 15 carries in his previous game, Carson nearly matched that, gaining all 37 yards on that possession, in two plays.

An interception later in the first quarter eventually led to Ben Grogan's 24-yard field goal, making it 17-0 with 2:25 remaining.

The Roadrunners pulled to 17-7 early in the second quarter when Bogunschutz connected on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Kerry Thomas.

A fourth UTSA turnover led to another Oklahoma State touchdown when Kevin Peterson's interception gave the Cowboys the ball on the UTSA 30. Six plays later, Carson's 1-yard TD run made it 24-7 with 5:25 left in the second.