Daxx Garman completed 16 of 30 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Oklahoma State to a 43-13 victory over Texas-San Antonio Saturday night.
Garman, making his first start since his junior year of high school in 2009, was a bit more inconsistent than he was last, when he threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns after relieving injured starter J.W. Walsh, but still got the job done with Walsh out indefinitely.
Desmond Roland returned for Oklahoma State (2-1) after missing the previous game and ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.
For UTSA (1-2), freshman Blake Bogenschutz made his first career appearance, relieving injured Tucker Carter to start the second half, and threw for 82 yards on 8-of-14 passing. Bogenschutz also scoring the Roadrunners' only touchdown on a 24-yard run.
Carter completed 7 of 15 passes for 51 yards before sustaining an undisclosed injury.
Ben Grogan's 24-yard field goal gave Oklahoma State a 27-3 lead early in the third quarter, but then the OSU offense sputtered, going three-and-out on four consecutive possessions.
During that time, Bogunschutz entered the contest and jump-started UTSA's attack, generating 10 points and giving the Roadrunners the momentum.
But just when it seemed like UTSA might be mounting a comeback attempt, Garman connected on a 43-yard pass with Marcel Ateman and a 22-yarder with David Glidden, setting up Roland's 1-yard touchdown run with 8:56 remaining and giving Oklahoma State a 34-13 advantage.
UTSA took a 3-0 lead on a 24-yard field goal by Sean Ianno and appeared ready to force the Cowboys into their second straight three-and-out possession when a pass interference penalty by Darrien Starling gave OSU its first first down and new life.
Later on the same drive, UTSA was about to get off the field again - holding Tyreek Hill to a 4-yard run on 3rd-and-25 - but a personal foul infraction by Jason Neill gave Oklahoma State a fresh set of downs.
Several plays later, Desmond Roland broke through for a 1-yard touchdown run.
Infused with momentum, the Cowboys struck quickly and methodically on their next possession, capping a 5-play, 83-yard drive in just 1:46 with Garman's 33-yard TD pass to freshman James Washington. It was Washington's first career score and gave OSU a 14-3 advantage with 1:30 left in the first quarter.