19th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Oklahoma State 49, Indiana 33

19th annual buffalo wild wings bowl
December 31, 2007

Attendance: 48,892

Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium

Offensive Player of the Game: Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State

Defensive Player of the Game: Donovan Woods, Oklahoma State

Sportsmanship Award: Josh Sandberg, Indiana

Head Coaches: Bill Lynch, Indiana - Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

Weather: Clear, 64 degrees

Television: NFL Network

Payout Per Team: $1,250,000

Oklahoma State Cowboys scored touchdowns on its first five possessions to take a commanding 35-10 halftime lead en route to a never-in-doubt 49-33 victory over Indiana in front of 48,892 fans, the third-largest crowd in the bowl’s history.

The quarterbacks from both teams stole the offensive spotlights. Cowboys’ signal-caller Zac Robinson threw for 302 yards and three touchdown passes, and rushed for 70 yards and two more scores to earn offensive player of the game honors.

Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis accounted for three touchdowns - two passing, one rushing - and added 204 yards passing and 93 yards on the ground to lead the Hoosiers attack. Lewis also equaled former Hoosier Antwaan Randle-El’s IU career record of 42 touchdown passes in the game.

OSU running back Dantrell Savage also was a headliner with 109 yards rushing and one touchdown on 23 carries.

After Indiana opened the scoring with Austin Starr’s 43-yard field goal with 4:19 remaining in the first quarter, OSU’s offensive onslaught began with four unanswered touchdown drives of 67, 53, 54 and 57 yards, respectively.

The touchdowns, in order, were recorded on a 3-yard run by Savage, a 24-yard pass from Robinson to Dez Bryant, a 7-yard run by Robinson and a 14-yard pass from Robinson to Adarius Bowman.

The balanced Oklahoma State offense picked up 302 yards through the air and 211 on the ground.

Oklahoma State, making its fifth bowl in six years, completed its season 8-5. Indiana was making its first bowl appearance since the 1993 and dedicated its season to head coach Terry Hoeppner, who died from complications from a brain tumor in the summer before the season.

Quarter Scores

Scoring
1
2
3
4
F
Indiana
3
7
7
16
33
Oklahoma State
21
14
7
7
49

Yardstick

IU
OSU
21
First Downs
29
33-179
Rushes-Yards
49-211
220
Passing Yards
302
23-44-0
Passes
24-33-1
107
Return Yards
118
5-36.4
Punts
3-35.3
0-0
Fumbles-Lost
3-1
10-80
Penalties-Yards
10-103

How They Scored

IU
OSU
3
0
Austin Starr 43-yard field goal
3
7
Dantrell Savage 3-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
3
14
Dez Bryant 24-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
3
21
Zac Robinson 7-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
3
28
Adarius Bowman 14-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
10
28
Marcus Thigpen 4-yard pass from Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr kick)
10
35
Zac Robinson 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
17
35
Kellen Lewis 1-yard run (Austin Starr kick)
17
42
Dez Bryant 11-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
24
42
Josiah Sears 5-yard run (Austin Starr kick)
27
42
Austin Starr 37-yard field goal
27
49
Julius Crosslin 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
33
49
James Bailey 30-yard pass from Kellen Lewis (pass failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing
IU
Kellen Lewis 10-83, Marcus Thigpen 11-56, Bryan Payton 8-43, Josiah Sears 1-5, TEAM 1-(-2), Ray Risher 2-(-6).
OSU
Dantrell Savage 23-100, Zac Robinson 15-70, Kendall Hunter 8-33, Dez Bryant 1-7, Julius Crosslin 2-1.
Passing
IU
Kellen Lewis 22-43-0-204, Andrew Means 1-1-0-16.
OSU
Zac Robinson 24-34-1-302.
Receiving
IU
James Hardy 5-50, Andrew Means 5-41, James Bailey 3-70, Ray Fisher 3-20, Marcus Thigpen 2-4, Bryan Payton 2-3, Kellen Lewis 1-16, Austin Starr 1-9, Nick Sexton 1-7.
OSU
Dez Bryant 9-117, Adarius Bowman 6-74, Brandon Pettigrew 3-39, Seth Newton 2-24, Dantrell Savage 2-1, Kendall Hunter 1-24, Justin Waller 1-23.