Sanders later fumbled again, though the chances of a rally were mostly gone by that point.
“There’s some things that we gotta fix, and on my part, I gotta fix turning over the ball,” Sanders said. “I mean, it's on me.”
Sanders’ caution in handling the ball, both when he’s running and throwing, was a prime topic over the two weeks since OSU last played. That day, Sanders fumbled twice and threw three interceptions in a 45-35 loss at Texas Tech.
The most critical of Saturday’s turnovers were a little easier to explain, but came with a direct impact on the scoreboard.