The Oklahoma No.10 leads Oklahoma State No.7 33-24 heading into the fourth quarter of a battle with college football playoff implications. The Sooners scored all nine points in the second half on defense and special teams as rival Cowboys began to unravel.
Punt returner Brennan Pressley missed a punt near the goal line, which Oklahoma recovered for the only touchdown in the third quarter. On another play, Oklahoma State running back Dominic Richardson dabbled in the end zone for safety. These two scores made the difference in this match.
Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns, but completed just one of six passes in the third quarter. However, the Sooners’ defense has grown considerably. Cornerback Woodi Washington had two interceptions, including one that allowed tight end Brayden Willis to score a 10-yard touchdown.
Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders got off to a good start, but has 169 yards and one touchdown on top of his two picks. Oklahoma State missed a 44-yard field goal attempt that would have reduced the lead to one score.
If Oklahoma State wins, the Cowboys will face No.8 Baylor in next week’s Big 12 Championship game in Arlington in a likely college football play-in situation. If Oklahoma wins, the Sooners will face the Cowboys next weekend with their own legitimate CFP hopes. Oklahoma State hasn’t beaten the Sooners since 2014, and head coach Mike Gundy has a career record 2-14 against Oklahoma.
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