Oklahoma State's defense contained Arizona's running game, and the Cowboys' offense amassed 594 total yards in a 37-14 win on Thursday night at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Arizona running backs Keola Antolin and Ka'Deem Carey combined for only 41 yards on 19 carries. It was the passing game for both Oklahoma and Arizona that generated the bulk of the offense.
It was a battle of two senior quarterbacks in the high-profle non-conference game that was a rematch of last year's Alamo Bowl. Arizona's Nick Foles completed 37 passes on 51 attempts for 398 yards, and Brandon Weeden completed 42 of 53 passes for 397 yards, but also had an interception.
The number-nine ranked Cowboys received an excellent performance from sophomore Joseph Randle, who scored two touchdowns and rushed for 121 yards on 15 carries. Wide reciever Justin Blackmon also scored two touchdowns and compiled 128 yards on 12 receptions.
The Wildcats' Dan Buckner was Foles's main target. Buckner caught 10 passes for 142 yards, including a touchdown.
The player who shined the most was Weeden, who completed 22 of his first 23 passes. The Cowboys led by 21 at halftime, basically putting the game out of reach.
I was dialed in early, said Weeden, according to ESPN. I think I was making good decisions, and I think that's one thing I didn't do last week.