19th Annual Cactus Bowl - Fiesta Bowl | Fiesta Bowl

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.

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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.

  • Stadium:

    Sun Devil Stadium

  • Attendance:

    48,892

  • 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

Quarter Scores

Scoring1234F
Indiana3771633
Oklahoma State21147749

Yardstick

IUOSU
21First Downs29
33-179Rushes-Yards49-211
220 Passing Yards 302
23-44-0Passes24-33-1
107Return Yards118
5-36.4Punts3-35.3
0-0Fumbles-Lost3-1
10-80 Penalties-Yards 10-103

How They Scored

IUOSU
30Austin Starr 43-yard field goal
37Dantrell Savage 3-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
314Dez Bryant 24-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
321Zac Robinson 7-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
328Adarius Bowman 14-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
1028Marcus Thigpen 4-yard pass from Kellen Lewis (Austin Starr kick)
1035Zac Robinson 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
1735Kellen Lewis 1-yard run (Austin Starr kick)
1742Dez Bryant 11-yard pass from Zac Robinson (Dan Bailey kick)
2442Josiah Sears 5-yard run (Austin Starr kick)
2742Austin Starr 37-yard field goal
2749Julius Crosslin 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick)
3349James Bailey 30-yard pass from Kellen Lewis (pass failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing
IUKellen Lewis 10-83, Marcus Thigpen 11-56, Bryan Payton 8-43, Josiah Sears 1-5, TEAM 1-(-2), Ray Risher 2-(-6).
OSUDantrell Savage 23-100, Zac Robinson 15-70, Kendall Hunter 8-33, Dez Bryant 1-7, Julius Crosslin 2-1.
Passing
IUKellen Lewis 22-43-0-204, Andrew Means 1-1-0-16.
OSUZac Robinson 24-34-1-302.
Receiving
IUJames 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.
OSUDez 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.