Oklahoma State at Texas Tech


Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Kliff Kingsbury and his team will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Jones AT&T Stadium.

Somehow, the Cowboys found a way to survive and still leave Lubbock with a win.

The biggest clutch play came on Oklahoma State's game-winning drive, when Cowboys receiver Marcell Ateman leaped up to secure the ball for a 26-yard reception on a third-and-5 play.

The win improved the Cyclones to 11-2 overall on the year, 2-1 in Big 12 play. Here comes a prolific Oklahoma State offense that figures to be salty after looking flummoxed in Saturday's home loss to TCU. The Cowboys scored a 22-yard field goal, extending their lead to 31-17 over Tech with 9:40 left in the third quarter.

"At times, we stood up when we needed to". An off week awaits them and their next game is back home on October 14 against now-winless Baylor. Oklahoma State ultimately prevailed over the Red Raiders, 41-34 to keep their Big 12 championship hopes alive.

One is special teams.

Mason Rudolph kept No. 15 Oklahoma State from having to worry about another go-ahead field goal try from shaky kicker Matt Ammendola.

The defense also gave the Red Raiders a lift early in the game when the offense was doing next to nothing as sophomore defensive back DeMarcus Fields stepped in front of a Rudolph pass and returned it 95 yards for a score to tie the game at 7.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders twice settled for field goals with first downs inside the Oklahoma State 5. Both combined for catching 12 passes for 253 yards for the Cowboys in the game against TCU. There was also a face mask penalty after the Red Raiders' onside kick recovery that could have been costly, if not for Brailford's clutch interception. The Cowboys were then able to hold off the Red Raiders and ended the game with a kneel to secure the win.

OSU took the lead on their next possession, with Rudolph scrambling and finding Jalen McCleskey wide open in the back of the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown to make it 21-14 Cowboys with 3:49 to play in the first half.

But in the game's waning moments, with the ball in Mason Rudolph's hands, the quarterback engineered one final drive ... and one final run.

But considering that the Cowboys not only had Rudolph but stud playmakers in wide receiver James Washington (9 catches, 127 yards, TD) and running back Justice Hill (164 yards on 30 carries), this game could have very easily been one-sided in favor of the Cowboys.

It is the first conference game for the Red Raiders and they are heading into it 3-0.

Senior quarterback Nic Shimonek finished the game with 330 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.



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