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“He changed how we felt about our university,” athletic director Mike Holder said during the ceremony. “He changed giving to an unprecedented level. In essence, he changed our university forever. And for those reasons he was and he will always be the greatest Cowboy of them all.”

The statue is located on the west side of Boone Pickens Stadium and it was announced Saturday that a Barry Sanders statue is also expected to arrive on campus soon.

First kickoff return TD in six years

Oklahoma State had 12 kickoffs returned for a touchdown in Gundy’s first eight seasons, from 2005-2013. But the Cowboys hadn’t returned a kick for a score since Tyreek Hill in 2014. Jason Taylor ended the drought with a 48-yard kickoff return on an onside kick attempt in the third quarter.

Safety Tre Sterling returned an interception for 65 yards to give OSU two non-offensive touchdowns. It was the first time OSU has had two non-offensive TDs since Madre Harper and Ramon Richards returned fumbles against Southeastern Louisiana in 2016.

Wallace with another 100-yard game

Tylan Wallace continues to show why he is considered one of the best wide receivers in the country. He finished with seven catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. It was Wallace’s 14th career 100-yard receiving game, which is the fifth-most in OSU history.

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OSU vs. Texas Tech notebook: Dezmon Jackson has career day; Boone Pickens statue unveiled | OSU Sports Extra

His $165 million donation to OSU in 2005 was the largest single donation to an athletics program in NCAA history. Pickens was honored a couple of hours before the game with the unveiling of his statue, sculpted out of bronze.

“He changed how we felt about our university,” athletic director Mike Holder said during the ceremony. “He changed giving to an unprecedented level. In essence, he changed our university forever. And for those reasons he was and he will always be the greatest Cowboy of them all.”

The statue is located on the west side of Boone Pickens Stadium and it was announced Saturday that a Barry Sanders statue is also expected to arrive on campus soon.

First kickoff return TD in six years

Oklahoma State had 12 kickoffs returned for a touchdown in Gundy’s first eight seasons, from 2005-2013. But the Cowboys hadn’t returned a kick for a score since Tyreek Hill in 2014. Jason Taylor ended the drought with a 48-yard kickoff return on an onside kick attempt in the third quarter.

Safety Tre Sterling returned an interception for 65 yards to give OSU two non-offensive touchdowns. It was the first time OSU has had two non-offensive TDs since Madre Harper and Ramon Richards returned fumbles against Southeastern Louisiana in 2016.

Wallace with another 100-yard game

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Dezmon Jackson Explodes In First Career Start; Totals Over 230 Yards & 3 TD’s

STILLWATER — As the Cowboys entered this game, they knew they would be rolling without Chuba Hubbard and LD Brown. This means the next man up to start was former JUCO transfer and normal third stringer, Dezmon Jackson. 

What they did not know, was how much production they would get out of Jackson. For the past two seasons, I have heard Cowboy coaches, both on record and off, rave about Jackson’s abilities and the level of dominance he routinely showed in practice. But when you’re behind a 2,000 yard rusher and a redshirt senior who has shown star ability, a chance to prove yourself is hard find. 

Jackson told the media after the game that he was told last Monday that he was going to be the starter against Texas Tech. “On Monday, my coach game to me and told me that I was starting and all week I was just in a mode,” Jackson started. “I was just in a zone. My roommates told me that I had been acting different because they just saw how focused I was all week. Last night I couldn’t even sleep because I was just so ready to play.”

Well, he came in ready. And he came in hot. 

In the first half, Jackson ran for 91 yards and 3 touchdowns. “I saw a guy that was focused and looking for an opportunity and he got it today,” said offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn. “We talked about just running behind your pads and he did. He hit it up in there, he didn’t dance around and a bunch of crap, got the rock and went down hill, after that he put his signature on the play and creased some big ones for us. He hit the hole where we wanted him to hit the whole and our offensive line took a lot of pride in blocking for him.”

In the second half, while the Cowboys found a multitude of ways to score (pick-6, kickoff return TD, passing TD, quarterback keepers, safety), Jackson kept on churning. In the second half, he ran for nearly 150 yards. He finished the game with 235 rushing yard and 3 touchdowns. He had a large workload of 36 carries but managed to average 6.5 yards per carry. When Kasey Dunn talked about running down hill, he wasn’t kidding. 

Jackson’s 235 yards is the 4th most in the Mike Gundy coaching era and 21st all time in school history. 

Head coach Mike Gundy gave props to his redshirt junior running back after the game. “We felt good about Dez and his practices over the last few months, but you never really know. He’s played some kind of in a relief mode and not as much as the main character, but obviously he was good today and competed and ran hard for us. Carried the ball I think 36 times, so he had a lot of endurance and I’m really proud of the way he competed, because there was times that

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