The Oklahoma State Cowboys were looking to get their offense on track this week against a tough TCU Horned Frogs defense. OSU needed to win to keep their spot in the Big 12 race secure and could use a bit of explosiveness out of their offense to push them over the top. While the entire offense may not have gotten on track, wide receiver Josh Stewart showed plenty of explosiveness and sparked a comfortable 24-10 win for the Cowboys.
Stewart got the scoring started early for Oklahoma State when he backed up to his own five-yard line (a major no-no) to field a punt and returned it 95 yards for a touchdowns in the first quarter (a major yes-yes). On top of his special teams’ fireworks, Stewart led the Cowboys in receiving with a game-high 10 receptions for 141 yards as Oklahoma State posted 320 yards through the air on one of the Big 12’s toughest pass defenses.
He was the clear MVP of the day for Oklahoma State and provided some of the big-play ability that has been missing a bit from the Cowboys’ offensive attack this season. Doing it against a stout secondary like TCU will only help bolster his confidence and the faith of his quarterbacks to keep feeding him the ball in the passing game. Having a dynamic deep threat who can break games open like Stewart did today is vital to the continued success of the Pokes down the stretch.
Stewart provided all the fireworks that Oklahoma State needed to get past TCU and will be counted on to keep up the big plays as the Cowboys make a push for the conference title down the stretch. Is he enough to get OSU over the top?