Oklahoma State Football: KSU Post-Game Report Card

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Sep 26, 2015; Austin, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys place kicker Ben Grogan (19) kicks the game winning field goal against the Texas Longhorns during the fourth quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma State beat Texas 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams: B+

I want to give this one an ‘A’, I really do.

Ben Grogan, Benny G himself, did his usual game-winning thing:

No biggie.

It’s almost become expected. Three conference games in a row dating back to 2014, three game-winning field goals.

This particular game-winner was Grogan’s only attempt of the game. Unfortunately, the dire situation of being down by a point wouldn’t have happened if one of his extra point attempts wasn’t blocked by a K-State defender’s chest.

Obviously it wound up being okay, but the blocked PAT miscue brings the season total to three. As you may have noticed, these things can sometimes end up being critical.

And not to harp on negatives, but this is never good either:

Still, the Cowboys’ punt and kick coverage was solid, as the Wildcats failed to return a punt while managing to only bring a kickoff to the 30-yard line. OSU punter Zach Sinor continued his solid punting while avoiding any mistakes.

Overall, the Cowboys avoided any game-changing plays from K-State on special teams while making up for their own flub on the extra-point with a game-winner.

That’ll do just fine, thank you.

Overall GPA: 2.75

This win feels a lot better than last week against Texas, since the Cowboys actually earned it the right way. The offensive play calling was a huge positive, and should leave plenty optimistic moving forward. If the running game eventually gets downgraded to just being something that merely offers some wrinkles while supporting the passing game, so be it. This is finally turning into a complete team that can win in a number of ways, and with budding stars across the board. West Virginia is going to reveal a lot more about what this team can take on, but for now, feel good about this one, because things are looking up.

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