Three Key Plays: James Washington’s Homerun Score Set the Tone Against USA

Was there really any doubt which team would win on Friday night?

Even after opening the game with a quick three-and-out, OSU controlled the line of scrimmage on defense and held South Alabama to a measly 9 yards in the opening frame — a top five defensive performance in the Mike Gundy era.

It gave the prolific Cowboy offense just enough time to spread its wings before getting off the