Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri: Cowboys Cruise At Mizzou

Oklahoma State head to Faurot Field this Saturday to play a Missouri squad that's flying under the radar. A win would bring the Cowboys one big step closer to a matchup of undefeateds on Dec. 3 against Oklahoma. Get your Oklahoma St.-Mizzou score updates here.

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Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri 2011: Brandon Weeden Rebounds, Pokes Keep Title Hopes Alive

Brandon Weeden was coming off his worst outing of the year Saturday when he took the field against Missouri. In Oklahoma State's game against Texas the week before, Weeden hit career lows in completions, completion percentage, yardage, touchdowns and quarterback rating. If he needed a tune-up against Missouri, they were more than happy to oblige.

Weeden lit up the Tigers' secondary, going 33-of-49 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and interception -- and he did a good bit of that in the first half -- to keep the Cowboys rolling as the "other" team in the BCS national championship hunt. The 45-24 beatdown followed a 24-17 halftime score. It was hard to disagree with the summation from Missouri blog Rock M Nation.

Missouri kept doing just enough to give themselves an opportunity against a rock solid Oklahoma State team, then they did just enough to blow whatever opportunities they got.

Less publicized than Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, Oklahoma State has quietly moved to 7-0, with arguably the three toughest remaining games on the schedule (Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma) all at home. Still, if they're going to run the table, the Pokes might want to work on that defense. They gave up 463 yards and 26 first downs to Missouri -- and whatever you want to say about the Tigers' offense, it ain't Oklahoma's.

Missouri, meanwhile, has been less than impressive in what is looking more and more like the Tigers' last season in the Big 12. The Tigers are 3-4, with the wins coming against Miami (OH), Western Illinois and Iowa State. The schedule doesn't have any more of the conference's true heavyweights left on it, but all of the Texas teams precede the tilt with Kansas. Just getting to bowl eligibility is going to be a challenge, though not an insurmountable one.

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Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri Final Score: Cowboys Clobber Tigers, 45-24

There was an ever-so-brief moment when it looked like Missouri might be able to make a game of it against Oklahoma State last week. The Tigers rallied from a 21-3 deficit to cut the lead to 24-17 at halftime. And that was about it.

The Cowboys scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter to put the game all but out of reach, then decided to pour it on with a third touchdown as time was about to expire in the fourth. That was after a Missouri score that made things slightly more respectable, but only slightly, as the Cowboys take home a 45-24 win.

Brandon Weeden was Brandon Weeden, putting up a stat line of 33-of-49 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and one pick. Joseph Randle picked up the load on the ground after the Cowboys put up lackluster rushing numbers in the first half; Randle had 138 yards and three touchdowns -- all of them in the second half -- on 14 carries. That included a 59-yard touchdown run that first pushed the lead to 21.

And for those paying attention to the offensive explosion overall: The two fell just short of 1,000 yards, at 996 yards of total offense, with 53 combined first downs.

To find out more about the Cowboys, head on over to Oklahoma State blog Cowboys Ride For Free. Tiger fans should be sure to check out Missouri blog Rock M Nation. For more on all the Week 8 action, visit our comprehensive StoryStream for college football scores, news, and highlights.

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Justin Blackmon Injury: Oklahoma State Wide Receiver Out For Game, May Have Concussion

Oklahoma State's high-flying offense will be without its best wide receiver for at least the rest of this Saturday: Justin Blackmon is out for the rest of Oklahoma State's game against Missouri, reportedly as a "precautionary measure."

It was initially assumed that Blackmon had a shoulder injury, but Twitter is buzzing with the rumor that Blackmon, now on the sidelines with ice on his shoulder and without a helmet, sustained a concussion in the second quarter. He has not played since coming off the field with an injury.

Either way, Blackmon's loss is a major blow to the Cowboys offense. He came into Week 8 with 53 catches for 608 yards and seven touchdowns, leading Oklahoma State in all three categories.

For more on Oklahoma State, head to SB Nation's Cowboys Ride For Free. For more on all the Week 8 action, visit our comprehensive StoryStream for college football scores, news, and highlights.

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Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri Halftime Score: Offenses Dominate As Pokes Take 24-17 Lead

Whether the Big 12's reputation in recent years for lacking defense (and any semblance of boardroom order) is fair depends on who's doing the talking, but Oklahoma State and Missouri are earning that perception today. The two teams have combined for almost 600 yards of offense and 28 first downs -- in the first half -- and Oklahoma State holds a 24-17 lead.

For Oklahoma State, and to no one's surprise, the lion's share of the yardage has come off the arm of Brandon Weeden, who's 24-of-36 for 270 yards and all three Cowboys touchdowns. Three of Weeden's receivers have more yardage than the 45 running yards generated by the ground attack.

Missouri's rushing offense has more than made up for it, churning out 162 yards and a touchdown for the upset-minded Tigers. James Franklin is 4-of-10 passing for 60 yards and the other touchdown, that one a 34-yard connection with T.J. Moe, who also has a 31-yard pass in the game.

To find out more about the Cowboys, head on over to Oklahoma State blog Cowboys Ride For Free. Tiger fans should be sure to check out Missouri blog Rock M Nation.

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Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri Score: Cowboys Strike First On 27-Yard Brandon Weeden Pass

Oklahoma State's vaunted high-powered offense started slow, with their first possession ending in a missed Quinn Sharp field goal. The Cowboys got things moving after a second second consecutive Missouri three-and-out, moving the ball down the field 52 yards on eight plays, capping the drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden to wideout Michael Harrison.

Weeden is now 8-of-10 passing for 104 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. Justin Blackmon is on pace for 16 catches and 120 yards receiving if he keeps things up.

Following OK State's touchdown, the Tigers came right back on a nice scoring drive of their own, highlighted by a 31-yard screen pass to T.J. Moe from quarterback James Franklin. With under five minutes to go in the first quarter, the score is now 7-3, Cowboys.

For more on the Cowboys, head over to Cowboys Ride For Free. Be sure to check out Rock M Nation for all Missouri news and analysis. Head over to SB Nation's college football hub for real-time coverage of the day's action.

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Oklahoma State Vs. Missouri Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And Notes

Oklahoma State head to Faurot Field this Saturday to play a Missouri squad that's flying under the radar. A win would bring the Cowboys one big step closer to a matchup of undefeateds on Dec. 3 against Oklahoma.

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