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NCAA Game Summary - Kansas State at Oklahoma State



(Saturday, October 20th)

Final Score: Oklahoma State 41, (25) Kansas State 39

Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Jason Ricks' 26-yard field goal with two ticks left lifted the Oklahoma State Cowboys over the 25th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats, 41-39, in a Big 12 clash.

"They got me down into position to win the game," Ricks said. "It just felt normal. I just got comfortable out there and made the kick."

With the score knotted at 31, Oklahoma State went ahead on Zac Robinson's 39- yard touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew with 4:09 on the clock.

But, Kansas State answered on an 11-yard touchdown run by Leon Patton three minutes later. The Wildcats went for the win, rather than a game-tying PAT, and Josh Freeman found Jordy Nelson in the end zone for a two-point conversion with 1:10 remaining.

Oklahoma State then won the game on Ricks' 26-yarder with two ticks to go, overcoming KSU's attempt to ice the kicker by using all three of its timeouts. Tommy Devereaux had returned the kickoff to the Oklahoma State 42-yard line, and Dantrell Savage caught a 24-yard pass to set up the game-winner.

"It's a tribute to our team to come back with 1:10 left," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "It was a great call by Coach Prince, and a gutsy call on his part. I was very well planned to go for two. I mentioned to the team that we've come a long way as a group because with plays like that he takes the wind out of your sail as a team. We've come a long way as a football team, and I'm proud of them for that."

Robinson completed 11-of-25 passes for 181 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for the Cowboys (5-3, 3-1), who were coming off last week's 45-14 win at Nebraska. Savage rushed for 124 yards on 28 carries, and Adarius Bowman caught six passes for 81 yards. Dez Bryant added 37 yards on three catches with a pair of touchdowns, and Perrish Cox returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.

Freeman completed 36-of-51 passes for a career-high 404 yards with three scores for Kansas State (4-3, 2-2), which entered this tilt on the heels of last weekend's 47-20 defeat of Colorado. James Johnson rushed for 56 yards on nine carries with a score, and Nelson caught 12 balls for 176 yards and three touchdowns in defeat.

Kansas State drew first blood on a five-yard touchdown run by Johnson with 8:25 remaining in the first. Freeman took to the air two minutes later, finding Nelson down the middle for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Oklahoma State managed to get on the board with 41 ticks left in the first when Robinson hooked up with Bryant on a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 14-7 deficit heading into the second quarter.

Just a minute into the second, Freeman went back to Nelson, who scored on a 46-yard touchdown reception. But, Perrish Cox returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to paydirt, and Ricks' 26-yard field goal with 26 seconds left cut the Cowboys' deficit to 21-17 at halftime.

Oklahoma State got its running game moving in the second half, and Savage scored on a seven-yard run with 9:41 remaining in the third.

Kansas State stayed with what was working, as Freeman again looked to Nelson, who scored on an 11-yard reception about three minutes later for a 28-24 lead heading into the fourth.

Robinson hit Bryant on a 10-yard touchdown pass 2:15 into the fourth to give the Cowboys a short-lived 31-28 lead, as Brooks Rossman's 23-yard field goal approaching the midway point of the fourth tied the score at 31 for KSU.

Game Notes

Bowman's 81 receiving yards gave him 1,983 in his OSU career, and moved him into fourth place on the school's all-time list...With his quarterback sack in the third quarter, Nathan Peterson moved into sixth place on OSU's career sacks list with 17.5...Robinson tied a career high with three touchdown passes. He has now reached that feat three times in his career, previously doing so against Florida Atlantic earlier this season and Texas A&M in 2006...The bout marked Homecoming in Stillwater, as the Cowboys are idle next weekend...OSU holds a 34-22 edge in the head-to- head series with KSU, including a 17-8 advantage in Stillwater.

10/21 00:24:36 ET


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