NCAA Game Summary - Texas at Oklahoma State|
(Saturday, November 3rd)
Final Score: (14) Texas 38, Oklahoma State 35
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Ryan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time
expired capped a furious fourth-quarter rally, as the 14th-ranked Texas
Longhorns came back for a 38-35 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big
12 Conference collision.
Trailing 35-14 after three quarters, Texas began to rally on the back of
Jamaal Charles in the fourth. Charles' 18-yard touchdown run with 12:14
remaining got it started, and he broke free for a 75-yard touchdown dash down
the left side about four minutes later.
Beginning at the Longhorns' nine-yard line on their ensuing possession, McCoy
rushed for 16 yards and Charles for 13 before Jordan Shipley broke free for 60
yards, setting up Vondrell McGee's one-yard touchdown scamper with 3:30 on the
Oklahoma State had a chance to break the tie with 1:18 to go, but Jason Ricks
missed on a 32-yard field goal attempt wide right, allowing Texas an
opportunity to culminate the rally with nothing to lose.
"We played good until the fourth quarter when they started scoring," Oklahoma
State defensive end Derek Burton said. "We had a good game plan, and we went
out there and tried to execute it to the best of our ability. We just came up
McCoy hit Finley for nine yards and then for 31 yards. A pair of Charles
runs for seven yards then moved Texas into Oklahoma State territory in the
final minute. McCoy recovered from a five-yard false-start penalty by
scrambling for 14 yards, and Charles rushed for four more to set up Bailey's
game-winning 40- yarder as time expired.
"That was a tough one," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "We had a good
plan in all areas and executed them the majority of the game. "But really what
it comes down to is when you're in the fourth quarter with a big lead, you
can't give up big plays."
McCoy completed 20-of-27 passes for 282 yards with a score and three
interceptions and rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries for the Longhorns (8-2,
4-2 Big 12), who have been able to bounce back strong from dropping back-to-
back decisions with four consecutive victories, including last weekend's 28-25
triumph over Nebraska. Charles rushed for 180 yards on 16 carries for three
touchdowns, and Jermichael Finley had six catches for 79 yards.
Zac Robinson completed 30-of-42 passes for 430 yards with a pair of scores for
Oklahoma State (5-4, 3-2), which last weekend treated its Homecoming crowd to
a thrilling 41-39 decision over Kansas State. Dantrell Savage rushed for 103
yards on 23 carries with a score, and Adarius Bowman had seven receptions for
108 yards and a score in defeat. Jacob Lacey notched all three interceptions,
one of which he returned for a touchdown.
The first quarter was all Oklahoma State. Savage rushed up the middle for a
five-yard touchdown run with 12:25 remaining, and Lacey returned a McCoy
interception 39 yards for a score just seven seconds later.
The Cowboys picked up where they left off just 21 seconds into the second,
scoring on Robinson's seven-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 lead.
Texas' offense got going three minutes later, though. Charles' 22-yard
touchdown run up the middle got the Longhorns on the board with 11:45 left,
and McCoy found Finley down the middle for a 20-yard touchdown pass about
three minutes later, quickly shrinking the Longhorns' deficit to 21-14.
But, the Cowboys managed to score in the final minute of the first half, as
Robinson hooked up with Pettigrew down the middle for a one-yard touchdown
pass with two ticks left, putting them ahead 28-14 at halftime.
The Cowboys got the lone third-quarter score just past the nine-minute mark on
Robinson's 28-yard touchdown pass to Bowman for a 35-14 lead heading into the
Oklahoma State passed for 428 yards compared to just 284 by the Longhorns, who
dominated the rushing game with 309 yards to the Cowboys' 173...Texas owns a
commanding 20-2 series record against Oklahoma State, including 10 straight
wins over the Cowboys.
11/03 23:33:40 ET