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Robinson leads Oklahoma State over Indiana

Jan 1, 2008 - 4:33 AM TEMPE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Oklahoma State's potent offense was too much for Indiana to handle.

Zac Robinson passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores, powering the Cowboys to 49-33 rout of the Hoosiers in the Insight Bowl.

Oklahoma State's offense was unstoppable in the first half, scoring touchdowns on all five of its five possessions to build a 35-10 halftime lead.

"Obviously we got off to a fast start," Oklahoma coach Mike Gundy said. "We felt like would be faster than them in space and it would be difficult for them to tackle us. The key for us defensively were the stops in the first half, which allowed our offense to get ahead by three scores."

The Cowboys averaged 484 yards during the regular season - the second-highest total in school history - and moved the ball at will against the Hoosiers.

Robinson accounted for 372 yards of total offense. He completed 24-of-34 passes for 302 yards and rushed for 70 yards on 15 carries. He was named the game's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

"Everything was really working in the beginning. We got everything we wanted," Robinson said. "We felt that whatever was coming in we were going to be able to make some big plays, whether it was the throwing game, running game, whatever. We were spreading the ball around to everybody and it came down to just executing - and we did."

It was a disappointing end of an emotional season for Indiana, which made its first bowl appearance since 1993.

Bill Lynch completed his first full year as Indiana coach after succeeding the late Terry Hoeppner, who lost his battle against a brain tumor on June 19. Hoeppner was 59.

"We didn't get our feet underneath early in the game," Lynch said. "They controlled the early part of the game and offensively we didn't get any kind of flow.

"It was a great experience. The thing about bowl games is that it is a beginning and an end. It is sad because we are losing some great guys. ... I think it is the beginning of something that is going to be very good."

Kellen Lewis completed 23-of-43 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns. Lewis also rushed for a 1-yard TD that briefly got Indiana back in the game at 35-17 with 10:29 left in the third quarter.

But after punting the first time it got the ball in the second half, Oklahoma State made it six touchdowns in seven possessions.

Robinson's 11-yard TD strike pushed the Cowboys' lead to 42-17 with 6:16 left in the third period.

"It was a good way to end it," said Oklahoma State safety Donovan Woods, who was named the Defensive MVP. "In my career I have been through quite a lot. I compare it to life and you never know what you are going to go through - and you have to deal with it."

Lewis completed the scoring with a 30-yard TD pass to James Bailey with one second remaining.

"I don't think we came out too complacent, just a little flat and before we knew it the score was what it was," Lewis said. "We came back in the second half but one thing we should learn is that we have to play a full 40 minutes."








  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA ST 21 14 7 7 49
    INDIANA 3 7 7 16 33 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: INDIANA - FG, AUSTIN STARR 43 YD, 4:19.
    INDIANA 3-0
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DANTRELL SAVAGE 3 YD RUN (DAN
    BAILEY KICK), 6:42. OKLAHOMA
    ST 7-3
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DEZ BRYA

    Dec 31 9:59 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD INDIANA
    JAMES BAILEY 30 YD PASS FROM KELLEN LEWIS
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    OKLAHOMA ST 49
    INDIANA 33 0:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 9:58 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    JULIUS CROSSLIN 1 YD RUN
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 49
    INDIANA 27 0:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 9:54 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    FG INDIANA
    AUSTIN STARR 37 YD
    OKLAHOMA ST 42
    INDIANA 27 3:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 9:43 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD INDIANA
    JOSIAH SEARS 5 YD RUN
    (AUSTIN STARR KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 42
    INDIANA 24 7:02 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 9:27 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA ST 21 14 7 42
    INDIANA 3 7 7 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: INDIANA - FG, AUSTIN STARR 43 YD, 4:19.
    INDIANA 3-0
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DANTRELL SAVAGE 3 YD RUN (DAN
    BAILEY KICK), 6:42. OKLAHOMA
    ST 7-3
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD,

    Dec 31 9:03 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    DEZ BRYANT 11 YD PASS FROM ZAC ROBINSON
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 42
    INDIANA 17 6:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 8:45 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD INDIANA
    KELLEN LEWIS 1 YD RUN
    (MIKE STARK KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 35
    INDIANA 17 10:29 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 8:36 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA ST 21 14 35
    INDIANA 3 7 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: INDIANA - FG, AUSTIN STARR 43 YD, 4:19.
    INDIANA 3-0
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DANTRELL SAVAGE 3 YD RUN (DAN
    BAILEY KICK), 6:42. OKLAHOMA
    ST 7-3
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DEZ

    Dec 31 8:00 PM
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  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    ZAC ROBINSON 1 YD RUN
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 35
    INDIANA 10 2:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 7:51 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD INDIANA
    MARCUS THIGPEN 4 YD PASS FROM KELLEN LEWIS
    (AUSTIN STARR KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 28
    INDIANA 10 5:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 7:39 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    ADARIUS BOWMAN 14 YD PASS FROM ZAC ROBINSON
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 28
    INDIANA 3 10:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 7:21 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA ST 21 21
    INDIANA 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: INDIANA - FG, AUSTIN STARR 43 YD, 4:19.
    INDIANA 3-0
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD, DANTRELL SAVAGE 3 YD RUN (DAN
    BAILEY KICK), 6:42. OKLAHOMA
    ST 7-3
    OKLAHOMA ST - TD,

    Dec 31 6:59 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    ZAC ROBINSON 7 YD RUN
    (BEN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 21
    INDIANA 3 1:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 6:54 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    DEZ BRYANT 24 YD PASS FROM ZAC ROBINSON
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 14
    INDIANA 3 4:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 6:43 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    TD OKLAHOMA ST
    DANTRELL SAVAGE 3 YD RUN
    (DAN BAILEY KICK)
    OKLAHOMA ST 7
    INDIANA 3 8:18 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 6:24 PM


  • INSIGHT BOWL
    AT TEMPE AZ
    NCAAF INSIGHT BOWL
    FG INDIANA
    AUSTIN STARR 43 YD
    OKLAHOMA ST 0
    INDIANA 3 10:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oklahoma State vs. IndianaDec 31 6:15 PM
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