Oklahoma State Football's Streaks and Trends for Week 11

As the Oklahoma State football team prepares for its matchup with Iowa State in Ames, we take a look at some streaks on the line and other trends to look out for this weekend.

Week 11 Talking Points – Offense
• Oklahoma State ranks No. 2 nationally in total offense with 579.4 yards per game. The Cowboys average 7.4 yards per offensive snap, and have had at least 428 offensive yards in every game this season - going over 500 yards in six of nine games. OSU averages 12.2 first quarter points and 26.8 points before halftime.
• One of the major contributing factors is balance. The Cowboys have attempted 363 rushes and 343 passes on the season, scoring 23 rushing touchdowns and 27 passing touchdowns. 12 different Cowboys have scored a touchdown this season and six different Cowboys have scored at least five TDs this year.
• Oklahoma State has rushed for more than 200 yards in four of its last five games and in five of its nine games this season. The Cowboys average 200.2 rushing yards per game through nine games. The last time they averaged that many rushing yards per game was 2012, at 215.3. Justice Hill has led the way as the Big 12's leading rusher with 1,064 yards.
• Already OSU's all-time leading passer, Mason Rudolph continues his assault on the record book. With 448 passing yards against Oklahoma, Rudolph broke Brandon Weeden's school record with his eighth career 400-yard passing game. Rudolph has also hit the 300-yard passing mark eight times in his last 10 games, and recently set school career records for wins as a starting quarterback, passing touchdowns, completions and touchdowns responsible for.
• James Washington has lived up to the hype as the preseason Biletnikoff Award favorite and preseason A.P. All-American. He's gone over 100 yards receiving six times this season and he's leading the nation with 125.9 receiving yards per game. Washington averages 21.79 yards per reception. He finished the Baylor game with 235 yards to match Rashaun Woods' school record of three career 200-yard games.
• Another reason for OSU's offensive success is its ability to convert on third down. The Cowboys rank ninth nationally with a 48 percent conversion rate on third downs and are second nationally with 253 offensive first downs on the season, highlighting some of the many frustrations of defending the OSU offense.

Week 11 Talking Points – Defense
• The Cowboy defense sacked OU quarterback Baker Mayfield five times last week, including four on consecutive passing plays. Prior to that game, OU had not given up more than two sacks in any game this season. OSU now ranks third in the Big 12 with an average of 2.22 sacks per game.
• The Cowboy defense has forced 11 turnovers in the past four games and now leads the Big 12 and ranks 15th nationally with 19 turnovers forced on the year. Some of the biggest contributors have been cornerback A.J. Green, who's intercepted three passes in the last two games, and safety Ramon Richards, who has two interceptions in the last three games.
• OSU has forced a turnover in 23 consecutive games, including six games this season with multiple turnovers. Forcing turnovers has long been an emphasis for OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.
• In the last three games, OSU has held its opponents to a combined 12-of-45 on third downs.
• Four Cowboys have multiple interceptions on the year, including Ramon Richards, Justin Phillips, A.J. Green and Tre Flowers. Only seven teams in FBS can make that claim and only three in the Power Five.
• The Cowboys have blocked two punts this season. It continued a mark of success, as OSU has now blocked 21 kicks since start of the 2013 season to lead the nation during that time span.
• The Oklahoma State defense has not allowed a first-quarter point in five of nine games this season, and has allowed just 34 first-quarter points all year, which ranks among the top 15 nationally.

Notable Streaks and Trends Entering the Iowa State Game
• Oklahoma State has won 15 of its last 18 games overall.
• OSU is 13-1 in its last 14 games decided by less than 10 points.
• QB Mason Rudolph has thrown 49 touchdown passes against just nine interceptions in his last 18 games.
• James Washington has 100 receiving yards in five of his last seven games.
• James Washington has at least one catch in 41 straight games - the second-longest active streak in FBS.
• Justice Hill has rushed for at least 100 yards in five of his last six games and in nine of his last 13 games.
• OSU is outscoring opponents, 110-34, in first quarters this year. The Cowboy defense has pitched a first-quarter shutout in five of its nine games this season.
• OSU has won three straight overtime games.
• OSU has rushed for more than 200 yards in four of its last five games.
• OSU has outrushed its opponent in nine of its last 10 games and in 11 of its last 13 games.
• Oklahoma State has won 29 of its last 37 games overall, dating back to the end of the 2014 season.
• OSU has forced at least one turnover in 23 straight games and in 32 of the last 33 games, dating to 2015.
• Dating back to 2005, the Cowboys have won 30 of their last 32 games when not committing a turnover.
• Dating back to 2008, the Cowboys have won 54 of their last 59 games when winning the turnover battle.
• Oklahoma State has held its last 17 opponents to a total of minus-4 punt return yards.