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            === 13th-ranked Cowboys set to slow down Roadrunners ===
 
 San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Larry Coker finds himself in another big
 game as his Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners host the 13th-ranked Oklahoma State
 Cowboys at the Alamodome.
 
 The former BCS national championship winning coach improved to 73-25 for his
 career when UTSA overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to take down New
 Mexico, 21-13, on the road at University Stadium. The Roadrunners played
 exceptionally well on the defensive side of the ball to rally back. They are
 now 9-4 since becoming a full-member of the FBS. The Cowboys will be the
 highest ranked opponent the Roadrunners have ever faced.
 
 Oklahoma State has had one of the top offensive attacks in the nation over the
 past few seasons. However, coach Mike Gundy's team improved to 1-0 on the
 season due to the defensive unit's effort in the 21-3 victory over Mississippi
 State. The victory continued OSU's recent domination of the SEC, as the
 Cowboys have won nine of their last 10 outings against the nation's toughest
 conference (including Texas A&M and Missouri).
 
 This will be the first meeting in history between these schools. The Cowboys
 are 25-3 against their last 28 unranked opponents. Oklahoma State is one of
 only three schools from automatic-qualifying BCS conferences to win at least
 nine games in each of the last four seasons -- the other two being Alabama and
 Oregon.
 
 The Cowboys may been a little more settled on offense for their second outing
 after Gundy settled the quarterback controversy by naming J.W. Walsh the
 starter. Walsh came off the bench against the Bulldogs after Clint Clelf
 struggled and did well enough to earn the starting job.
 
 "I think he just brought a spark to our team. I have to make that decision
 because that's what they pay us to do," said Gundy. "I just felt like there
 was a lift to the team once he came in the game. The first time or two we
 weren't as successful as we wanted. We had opportunities."
 
 Walsh threw for 135 yards and racked up 125 more and a touchdown on the ground
 after taking over on the third series. Jeremy Smith rushed for 102 yards and
 two touchdowns on 15 carries for OSU, which piled up 432 yards on offense
 after struggling for most of the first half. Smith was one of four Cowboys to
 finish the game with four receptions.
 
 OSU's defense stepped up on key plays as MSU went 2-for-16 on third down
 conversions. The Bulldogs were held to just 333 total yards of offense and the
 Cowboys recorded three sacks and two interceptions. Senior safety Shamiel Gary
 registered 10 solo tackles in the contest. 2012 Second-Team All-Big 12
 selection Shaun Lewis also made his mark with seven stops, three tackles for
 loss and a sack.
 
 Gary and Lewis will try to stop UTSA's momentum. Eric Soza's 11-yard touchdown
 pass to David Glasco II completed a 99-yard, fourth-quarter drive that put the
 Roadrunners ahead by eight and rose their total of unanswered points to 21.
 Soza was 21-of-34 passing on the night and also led UTSA with 48 rushing
 yards. Glasco II had just 40 total yards but finished with two touchdowns, one
 rushing and one receiving. Soza's late-game touchdown pass came after he was
 forced out of the pocket.
 
 "I saw him and I said, 'Don't do it. Don't do it,' Glasco said. "I know Soza.
 He has a little bit of Brett Favre in him and then 'boop,' sure enough, he did
 it and it was a great play."
 
 Kam Jones led UTSA with five receptions and 65 yards. He also produced 39
 yards on the ground. Evans Okotcha was held to just 20 yards receiving and 17
 rushing and failed to improve upon his program leading total of 16 end zone
 trips.
 
 The team amassed 394 yards of total offense to New Mexico's 277. The Lobos
 were also ineffective on third down (2-of-13). The Roadrunners were unable to
 force any turnovers and registered just a pair of sacks in the contest.
 
 Triston Wade recorded a team-high of seven total stops. Jens Jeters and Steven
 Kurfehs made four solo tackles apiece. Jurfehs showed he can be a playmaker
 last season by amassing 71 total tackles, 5.5 for loss, a team-high 4.5 sacks
 and a fumble return for a touchdown.
 
 New Mexico's offense was nowhere near the same caliber as the Cowboys' high-
 powered attack. UTSA struggled against its better competition last season. In
 2012, they held their first four opponents to an average of 247.8 yards per
 contest, but allowed 445.8 yards per game over the course of their final eight
 games. USTA gave up 301 rushing yards in a single game to Rice, but the
 majority of its troubles on the defensive side of the ball stemmed from a poor
 pass defense. It gave up more than 320 passing yards in each of the final five
 games of the season.
 
 
 
 
 09/04 11:28:25 ET

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NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
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DET 7
CLE 5
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MIN 7
TOR 0
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TEX 8
SEA 6
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SFG 1
LOS 2
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SDP 1
COL 3
 
7th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
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WAS 0
STL 7
 
6th
TAM 1
NYY 7
 
6th
MIN 3
TOR 5
 
5th
CWS 0
BOS 0
 
4th
HOU 0
KAN 4
 
3rd
NYR 3
PHI 1
 
2nd
STL 2
CHI 3
 
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NOR 2