SEATTLE - Kendall Hunter scored two touchdowns and Zac
Robinson ran in for another as Oklahoma State opened its season on
a winning note -- beating Washington State 39-to-13.
Robinson rolled up 182 yards in the air for the Cowboys, who
gained just 367 yards with coach Mike Gundy primarily calling the
plays for the first time as head coach.
Twelve of their first 25 points came on a 42-yard punt return by
Dez Bryant, a safety and a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown
by Perrish Cox.
OSU's no-huddle, spread offense didn't find a groove until the
fourth quarter, when Robinson and Bryant connected on four passes
for 65 yards to set up a 1-yard touchdown sneak by Robinson.
That put OSU up 32-to-13 with 9:45 left. Hunter ran in untouched
from 10 yards two minutes later.
Washington State's new coach Paul Wulff is the first coach to
lose his debut game at Washington State since Jackie Sherrill in
The Cougars trailed 18-to-0 before they finally crossed into the
Cowboys' side of midfield during the third quarter.
Brandon Gibson made a twisting catch in the end zone of a 9-yard
pass from Gary Rogers.