- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

UTSA (0-2) at No. 25 Oklahoma State (2-0), 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Line: Oklahoma State by 24.5.

Series Record: Oklahoma State leads 2-0.


Oklahoma State entered the Top 25 for the first time since midway through last season and hopes to defeat UTSA for the third straight year. While OSU has pulled out closer-than-expected victories over underwhelming opponents Central Michigan (24-13) and Central Arkansas (32-8), UTSA has lost to difficult foes - then-No. 22 Arizona (42-32) and OSU’s Big 12 rival Kansas State (30-3).


Oklahoma State’s potent passing attack against UTSA’s defense, which has struggled against the pass. The Cowboys, led by sophomore QB Mason Rudolph and senior WR David Glidden, racked up over 400 yards passing last week against Central Arkansas, and their 340-yard average ranks 16th in the nation. UTSA’s average of 236 passing yards allowed is tied for 85th. Overall, the Roadrunners have allowed 72 points in two games, ranking 111th out of 127 FBS schools.


Oklahoma State: QB Mason Rudolph. What can the sophomore do for an encore after completing 23 of 35 passes for a career-high 401 yards and two touchdowns, along with one interception, last week against Central Arkansas?

UTSA: WR David Morgan II. The senior leads the Roadrunners with 13 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown, and always seems to step up in big games. He had nine catches for 109 yards and a TD against Arizona and topped UTSA with four receptions for 54 yards in last year’s game at Oklahoma State.


OSU coach Mike Gundy faces one of his mentors. UTSA coach Larry Coker was Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator from 1983-89, with Gundy as his QB from ‘86-89. . Oklahoma State has won 27 of its last 28 home games against unranked opponents dating back to 2010. . Each team has had its share of kicking woes. UTSA’s Daniel Portillo missed a PAT and field goal attempts of 33 and 44 yards against Arizona, while OSU’s Ben Grogan missed field goal attempts of 42 and 26 yards against Central Michigan, and then had back-to-back PAT attempts blocked against Central Arkansas.

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