No. 10 Oklahoma State routs TCU to tie for Big 12 lead
Jaylen Warren rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as No. 10 Oklahoma State moved into a tie for first place in the Big 12 by trampling TCU 63-17 at Stillwater, Okla.
The surging Cowboys (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) won their third straight and tied Oklahoma for the conference lead after the No. 8 Sooners endured their first defeat with a loss Saturday at Baylor.
Warren surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season and scored on first-half carries of 1, 2 and 6 yards. Since becoming the Cowboys’ starter, he has five 100-yard performances in eight games.
Warren hobbled off in the third quarter, though Dominic Richardson and Dezmon Jackson also starred with two touchdowns apiece.
Spencer Sanders engineered the victory and was solid executing the offense. Brennan Presley led the Oklahoma State receivers in catches, while Blaine Green scored on a 46-yard strike late in the second quarter for a 28-3 halftime lead.
The Big 12’s top-rated defense again sparkled as the Cowboys did not allow a touchdown until the final period while claiming their seventh straight home win.
TCU played its second game under interim coach Jerry Kill, who stepped in after the sudden departure of veteran coach Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs recovered a fumble on their first defensive series, and got a 44-yard field goal from Griffin Kell to make it 7-3 later in the first quarter. TCU did not score again until the fourth period.
Emari Demercado provided the Frogs their most punch and scored a touchdown. TCU missed three injured rushers: Zach Evans, Kendre Miller and Daimarqua Foster. Chandler Morris, coming off a sensational debut in an upset of Baylor, absorbed five sacks and could not find any rhythm.
Oklahoma State’s bid to draw a CFP invitation includes a game at Texas Tech on Nov. 20 before playing Oklahoma on Nov. 27. The Big 12 championship game is Dec. 4.
Oklahoma State unveiled a statue of Barry Sanders before the game and then placed the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner in its ring of honor at halftime.
–Field Level Media