Oklahoma State 16, Texas 13. One year after they combined for 20 first-quarter points, the Longhorns and Cowboys put up 29. Poor tackling doomed Texas as Justic Hill and James Washington shook nearly a half-dozen defenders on their respective scoring plays on OSU’s first two drives. Dorian Leonard’s 49-yard catch set up an 18-Wheeler touchdown run from Tyrone Swoopes, and it looked like the Longhorns would tie it after D’Onta Foreman’s fourth score of the season, but Trent Domingue’s extra-point kick was blocked and returned for a 2-point conversion.
Oklahoma St.: Justice Hill 30-yard run (Ben Grogan kick), 11:29
The drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:31
The key play: Mason Rudolph’s 17-yard pass to Blake Jarwin on third-and-6 kept the drive alive near midfield.
Oklahoma St.: James Washington 54-yard pass from Mason Rudolph (Grogan kick), 7:23
The drive: 6 plays, 68 yards, 2:21
The key play: Another third-down conversion pass to Jarwin went for a first down.
Texas: Tyrone Swoopes 2-yard run (Trent Domingue kick), 5:50
The drive: 6 plays, 84 yards, 1:33
The key play: Dorian Leonard turned a quick catch at the line of scrimmage into a 49-yard play down to the 2, thanks to a Cowboys missed tackle.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 22-yard run (kick blocked), 1:25
The drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 2:30
The key play: There were two — a pair of third-and-5 and third-and-4 conversions, courtesy of a Shane Buchele-to-Jerrod Heard slant pattern for 21 yards and a Swoopes run from the 18-Wheeler package.
Oklahoma St.: Tre Flowers blocked PAT, 2-point return, 1:25
Halftime: Oklahoma State 37, Texas 25. Rudolph used his arm and feet to lead the Cowboys to three more touchdown drives — a 10-yard Rudolph run and a pair of Rudolph scoring throws to Jalen McCleskey (36 and 52 yards). Oh, there were two more blocked extra points. And Domingue missed from 46 yards after a delay-of-game penalty took away what would’ve been a 41-yard try. Of note in this quarter: Andrew Beck’s first career touchdown catch.
Texas: Swoopes 12-yard run (kick blocked), 10:13
The drive: 14 plays, 81 yards, 4:37
The key play: A punishing drive forced a Cowboys defensive timeout just to let players catch their breath. Texas scored two plays later, anyway.
Oklahoma St.: Rudolph 10-yard run (Grogan kick), 8:33
The drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 1:40
The key play: Rudolph hit Washington for a 33-yard gain down to Texas’ 10.
Texas: Andrew Beck 39-yard pass from Buechele (kick blocked), 6:31
The drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:02
The key play: Buechele found Foreman out of for a 21-yard gain on third-and-3, to midfield.
Oklahoma St.: Jalen McCleskey 36-yard pass from Rudolph (Grogan kick), 5:05
The drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:26
The key play: Rudolph’s prettiest pass of the drive — maybe even his prettiest pass of the day — came on the play before McCleskey’s touchdown, a 34-yard touch pass down the left sideline to Jhajuan Seales, who was covered tightly.
Oklahoma St.: McCleskey 52-yard pass from Rudolph (Grogan kick), :31
The drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 1:02
The key play: It was the scoring throw to McClesky. That was the lone third down of the drive, by the way.
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Third quarter: OSU 43, Texas 31. Injuries claimed some of the game’s best players. The Cowboys lost James Washington after the receiver was laid out by Malcolm Roach, and D’Onta Foreman went down with a possible oblique injury in the middle of a run. And that came after it was announced that Chris Warren III was lost for the game after a right knee injury late in the first half. The Cowboys scored on a Barry Sanders Jr. touchdown run, but the kick was blocked. Foreman scored on a 62-yarder before he was injured.
Oklahoma St.: Barry Sanders Jr. 1-yard run (kick blocked), 5:11
The drive: 2-1-:41
The key play: It was a Buechele interception deep in Texas territory that set up the score.
Texas: Foreman 62-yard run (run failed), 4:08
The drive: 4-75-1:03
The key play: It was Foreman’s score. Easily.
Fourth quarter: Final, OSU 49, Texas 31. With Foreman and Warren both out, things fell to Kyle Porter. He looked good at times, not so good at others. Buechele misfired on some third downs, and the Cowboys seemed content to settle for a pair of short field goals.
Oklahoma St.: Grogan 26-yard field goal, 11:54
The drive: 9-53-3:52
The key play: A missed tackle by Sheroid Evans helped Chris Lacy gain 28 yards on a catch and run.
Oklahoma State: Grogan 24-yard field goal, 6:44
The drive: 8-61-3:13
The key play: Rudolph found Keenan Brown in an open spot of a Texas zone for a 38-yard gain to Texas’ 30.
First downs: Texas 26, Oklahoma State 22. Rushes-yards: Texas 49-329, Oklahoma State 43-163. Passing: Texas 239, Oklahoma State 392. Comp-Att-Int: Texas 21-33-1, Oklahoma State 19-28-0. Return Yards: Texas 161, Oklahoma State 46. Punts-Avg.: Texas 5-45.2, Oklahoma State 6-46.0. Fumbles-Lost: Texas 1-0, Oklahoma State 0-0. Penalties-Yards: Texas 5-39, Oklahoma State 7-70. Time of Possession: Texas 29:22, Oklahoma State 30:38.
Passing: Texas, Buechele 21-33-1-239. Oklahoma State, Rudolph 19-28-0-392.
Rushing: Texas, D. Foreman 17-148, Warren III 10-106, Porter 7-29, Swoopes 6-24, Buechele 8-16, Dickson 1-6. Oklahoma State, Hill 25-135, Sanders Jr. 6-12, Childs 2-12, Rudolph 8-2, Carr 1-1, McCleskey 1-1.
Receiving: Texas, Heard 4-37, Oliver 4-37, A. Foreman 3-19, Leonard 2-55, Burt 2-16, Beck 1-39, D. Foreman 1-21, Humphrey 1-8, Duvernay 1-6, Porter 1-2, Joe 1-(minus 1). Oklahoma State, McCleskey 4-109, Jarwin 4-50, Washington 3-91, Lacy 3-52, Seales 3-49, Brown 1-38, Sanders Jr. 1-3.