Dec 27, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Alan Bowman (7) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State QB Alan Bowman granted 7th year of eligibility

Oklahoma State quarterback Alan Bowman was granted a waiver from the NCAA for a seventh season, the school said Thursday.

The main factor in the matter was that Bowman sustained a season-ending injury to his non-throwing shoulder in 2019 while at Texas Tech. He started the first three games before being injured in a mid-September game at Arizona.

Bowman spent three seasons (2018-20) at Texas Tech and two at Michigan (2021-22) before quarterbacking the Cowboys in 2023. He passed for 3,460 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season.

“Alan met the criteria for an extension of his eligibility due to his season-ending injury in 2019 combined with redshirting at the University of Michigan,” Oklahoma State senior associate athletic director for compliance Ben Dyson said in a news release. “We appreciate the assistance of the Texas Tech training staff for providing us the documentation we needed to quickly process our waiver request.”

Bowman, who will turn 24 in March, has passed for 8,789 yards, 49 touchdowns and 32 interceptions during his college career. He tossed a career-best 17 touchdowns as a freshman for Texas Tech in 2018.

Bowman threw for 605 yards in a 2018 game against Houston. It is the fifth-highest yardage total in Texas Tech history. Current Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes holds the school record of 734 against Oklahoma in 2016.

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Rashod Owens (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

No. 20 Oklahoma State topples Texas A&M in Texas Bowl

Alan Bowman passed for 402 yards and two touchdowns as Oklahoma State defeated Texas A&M 31-23 in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night in Houston.

Rashod Owens caught two of Bowman’s touchdown passes and finished with 164 yards on 10 receptions for the No. 20 Cowboys (10-4), who finished with 570 total yards. Brennan Presley added 16 catches for 152 yards.

Ollie Gordon II, the nation’s leading rusher and the winner of the Doak Walker Award, produced 118 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.

Aggies quarterback Jaylen Henderson injured his right arm on the first play of the game and was replaced by Marcel Reed. The freshman backup completed 20 of 33 passes for 361 yards and amassed 29 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries for Texas A&M (7-6).

On the first possession of the third quarter, Dalton Brooks intercepted a Bowman pass at the Texas A&M 40 and that led to Amari Daniels’ 2-yard touchdown run that trimmed the Cowboys’ lead to 24-13.

On the ensuing possession, Bowman threw for 80 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Owens that gave Oklahoma State a 31-13 lead.

Reed ran 20 yards for a touchdown that reduced the gap to 31-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Randy Bond kicked a 51-yard field goal that pulled the Aggies within 31-23 with 5:07 remaining, but Texas A&M didn’t get the ball back until just 17 seconds remained.

Oklahoma State drove to the Texas A&M 2-yard line on its first possession and took a 3-0 lead on Alex Hale’s 19-yard field goal.

The Aggies answered on the ensuing possession by driving to Bond’s 37-yard field goal.

Bowman’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Owens gave the Cowboys a 10-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Bond kicked a 24-yard field goal to trim the deficit to 10-6 early in the second quarter.

Gunnar Gundy’s 10-yard touchdown run pushed the lead to 17-6, and Gordon’s 1-yard touchdown run gave Oklahoma State a 24-6 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media

Oct 28, 2023; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Ollie Gordon II (0) celebrates after a college football game between Oklahoma State and Cincinnati at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State won 45-13.

Oklahoma State braces for unknown vs. Texas A&M in Texas Bowl

Texas A&M knows what it’s up against in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night in Houston.

No. 20 Oklahoma State’s not so sure what it’s facing.

The biggest challenge for the Aggies (7-5) will be trying to slow down Ollie Gordon II, the nation’s leading rusher and the winner of the Doak Walker Award.

“He is elite. He won the Doak Walker for a reason,” Texas A&M interim head coach Elijah Robinson said of Gordon, who has rushed for 1,614 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 326 yards and a touchdown this season.

“He’s a patient runner. He’s getting downhill. The offensive line is also elite. They’re tough, they finish blocks.”

The Aggies’ challenge is complicated by the dramatic transition the program is undergoing. Robinson, who has served as interim head coach since Jimbo Fisher was fired Nov. 12, has accepted the job as defensive coordinator on Fran Brown’s staff at Syracuse and has been juggling his current task and his new one.

Robinson said he made it clear to Syracuse when he interviewed that he had a job to finish at A&M.

“I told them that it was important that I finish through the bowl game,” he said. “There were days that we weren’t practicing that I had to go on the road and recruit (for the Orange). There were days when I had to get back in town for practice. No way and no how did I short A&M in preparation for these kids.”

Offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino has moved on to become offensive coordinator at Arkansas, and more than a dozen Aggies won’t participate in the bowl game because they either have entered the transfer portal or started focusing on the NFL draft.

Texas A&M has gone 1-1 under Robinson and 2-1 in Jaylen Henderson’s starts at quarterback.

“Our whole mindset is to finish with a win no matter who’s playing and who’s not playing,” Henderson said. “(Robinson) kept things stable. He’s done a great job fulfilling his commitment here and we want to do the same.”

The changes among the Aggies also complicate things for Oklahoma State (9-4) in its preparation.

“They were different at the end of the year when Jimbo wasn’t there and Petrino was, and then when Petrino wasn’t there,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said. “So we don’t have any idea what they’re doing.”

The Cowboys believe A&M can’t change schemes dramatically in time for the game.

“They’re going to do what they do,” quarterback Alan Bowman said. “It’s just going to be different numbers playing. So we’ll have to get used to that in the first quarter, see who’s out there for warm-ups.

“It’s going to be interesting to see who’s going to be out there to start the game for them, for sure.”

Gordon said the Cowboys, who lost to Texas 49-21 in the Big 12 championship Dec. 2, have been able to “rejuvenate our bodies.”

“We’re getting back to where we were at the beginning of the season,” Gordon said, “where everybody can be healthy and firing on all cylinders.”

–Field Level Media

Apr 15, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, United States;  Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Joe Royer (84) enters the field during warmups for the Ohio State Buckeyes spring game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday morning. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Scheller-The Columbus Dispatch

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Transfer roundup: TE Joe Royer 14th Buckeye to enter portal

Tight end Joe Royer is the latest Ohio State player to enter the transfer portal, multiple outlets reported.

That brings the number of Buckeyes to 14, including starting quarterback Kyle McCord.

From nearby Cincinnati Elder High School, Royer was the No. 8 tight end in the Class of 2020, per 247Sports. He was little-used with the Buckeyes, catching four passes for 24 yards in 14 games.

Because of the NCAA-granted extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, Royer has two years of eligibility remaining.

–Oklahoma State wide receiver Blaine Green entered the portal and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with a new program. He is one of five Cowboys to enter the portal since it opened on Monday.

Green appeared in 10 games as a freshman in 2021, then missed the following season because of injury. He returned in 2023 to appear in 10 more games and caught 13 passes for 102 yards.

In his Oklahoma State career, Green totaled 34 catches for 416 yards with one touchdown reception.

–Texas wide receiver Isaiah Neyor is in the portal and won’t play for the Longhorns in the College Football Playoff semifinals vs. No. 2 Washington, On3 reported.

Neyor played at Wyoming before transferring to Texas prior to the 2022 season. He missed most of that season with a torn ACL and caught one pass for 14 yards for the Longhorns in 2023.

He joins fellow wide receiver Casey Cain in the transfer portal for Texas.

–Field Level Media

Dec 2, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA;  Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) looks to throw during the first quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Quinn Ewers leads No. 7 Texas past No. 18 Oklahoma St. for Big 12 title

Quinn Ewers passed for a record 452 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 7 Texas’ defense did the rest in a 49-21 shellacking of No. 18 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in the Big 12 championship game in Arlington, Texas.

The Longhorns (12-1) captured their first Big 12 title since 2009 and successfully bookended their 27 years in the league with championships before an event record 84,523 fans at AT&T Stadium.

Texas will now wait to see if winning its final seven games, beating Alabama on the road and blowing out Oklahoma State in the title contest is enough to earn it a spot in the College Football Playoff.

“I didn’t want this win and I didn’t want this championship to be about the College Football Playoff. This is an accomplishment in and of itself, us winning a championship. Regardless of what happens, they should feel very proud to get us to this point,” Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said after the game.

Having said that, Sarkisian made it clear he thinks his team is ready for whatever might come.

“But I think one thing that we’ve shown is that we’re a very complete football team. You know, we don’t rely on one phase or one aspect of this team to win. We are very, very versatile,” Sarkisian continued. “And so this may be a little bullish but we’ll play anybody in the country. I’m not shying away from that part. I feel very comfortable if we get into this tournament. … I feel like we have the team, the culture, the scheme and the versatility of this team to play against anybody.”

Ewers completed his first 12 passes of the game to eight different receivers and finished 35-for-46 while throwing for the most yards ever in a Big 12 championship game. It was just the third 450-yard passing game in school history and the first since Colt McCoy threw for 470 yards against UCF in 2009.

The Longhorns’ defense did not allow Oklahoma State (9-4) to broach the 200-yard barrier until the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter. By that time, Texas was ahead by five touchdowns. The Longhorns outgained Oklahoma State 662-281 in the victory.

Oklahoma State quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns, but star running back Ollie Gordon, the Big 12’s offensive player of the year, managed only 34 yards on 13 carries.

“We needed to get off to a really good start to kind of maintain the blows back and forth and we didn’t. We got into a multiple score game and it was difficult,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said after the game. “But gosh, Texas is really explosive and on a roll right now — it’s a good football team.

“Our team deserved to be in this game (Saturday). We came up short. Texas made some plays. We didn’t. They made some coaching calls. We didn’t. So I give them credit. When you get up multiple scores, you can call a game more freely and that’s what Texas was able to do.”

Ewers hit Adonai Mitchell for a 10-yard TD pass at the end of a four-play, 39-yard opening drive to put Texas ahead for good. Ewers then connected with Ja’Tavion Sanders on a flea-flicker play for a 24-yard TD and a 14-0 lead just under 6 1/2 minutes into the game.

Oklahoma State responded with a 5-yard Bowman-to-Brennan Presley touchdown pass that cut the Texas lead to 14-7 with 5:36 to play in the first quarter.

The Longhorns countered with a 2-yard TD pass from Ewers to 362-pound defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat, the Big 12’s defensive player of the year. After an interception by Texas’ Kitan Crawford at the UT 5, the Longhorns drove to CJ Baxter’s 10-yard scoring run and a 28-7 lead.

Midway through the second quarter, the Cowboys’ Nickolas Martin intercepted Ewers and returned the pick 27 yards to the UT 3. Bowman then passed to Rashod Owens for a 7-yard TD that culled the Texas lead to 28-14 with 5:50 remaining.

The Longhorns swung back, adding to the lead on an 8-yard pass from Ewers to Jaydon Blue with 2:11 to play before halftime.

Keilan Robinson ran 57 yards for a touchdown with 3:33 to play in the third quarter to build the Texas lead to 42-14. Robinson added an 11-yard TD with 10:38 to play in the fourth before Bowman and Owens hooked up again for a 3-yard scoring pass with 6:26 left.

–Field Level Media

Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Collin Oliver (30) puts pressure on Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Texas Longhorns at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Oklahoma State won 41-34.

No. 7 Texas out to build resume, bag Big 12 title vs. No. 18 OK State

Texas doesn’t control its own destiny to qualify for the College Football Playoff.

But a win by the No. 7 Longhorns over No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, would keep their hopes alive to make the four-team field for the first time.

Texas enters the game as the third one-loss team in the rankings, behind No. 5 Oregon and No. 6 Ohio State.

Ohio State is not playing in a conference title game while Oregon takes on No. 3 Washington for the Pac-12 title.

“I don’t know why I wouldn’t think we’re a College Football Playoff contender,” Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian said. “We’ll talk more about that I’m sure after the game Saturday, but we’re in great position. But I also know we’ve got to take care of business. There is no College Football Playoff talk if we don’t play really good Saturday trying to find a way to win. And if that happens, then there’s another discussion to be had.”

The Longhorns and Cowboys didn’t play this season, but Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knows what to expect from Texas’ big defensive line duo of T’Vondre Sweat and Byron Murphy II.

“Texas has always had that,” Gundy said. “We’ve played them for years. They’ve got ends that are 30 pounds heavier than most people’s ends and they’ve got inside guys that are 20 pounds heavier than most people’s inside guys.”

So how do they attack the Longhorns?

“We can double them some,” Gundy said. “You let the widest guy go and double team (the other) and let that guy try to run and make a tackle.”

Since losing to Oklahoma on Oct. 7, the Longhorns won six consecutive games. Texas (11-1) secured its berth in the title game, its first since 2018, with a 57-7 win over Texas Tech last week.

The Cowboys (9-3) have won seven of their last eight after a 2-2 start.

They’re powered by running back Ollie Gordon, who did things this season — ran for 250-plus yards in consecutive games and scored five rushing TDs in a game — not done at Oklahoma State since Barry Sanders. Gordon leads the nation in rushing yards with 1,580.

“They have done a great job offensively of leaning into him,” Sarkisian said. “He really signifies who their team is. I feel like he gets stronger as the game goes on, like a lot of big, physical backs do. A lot of his best runs come in the second half when teams wear down.”

Oklahoma State had to scratch and claw to make its second-ever Big 12 title game.

The Cowboys outscored their last two opponents 58-17 after halftime after being outscored 47-25 in the first halves of eventual wins over Houston and BYU.

The Cowboys also made the title game in 2021, when they lost to Baylor. Oklahoma State is in the title game for just the second time.

Texas is looking for its first Big 12 Championship Game win since 2009. The Longhorns are 3-3 all-time in the game, which resumed in 2017 after a six-year absence.

–Field Level Media

Nov 18, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Trey Rucker (9) tackles Houston Cougars quarterback Donovan Smith (1) during the first half at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

No. 23 Oklahoma State rallies past Houston, 43-30

No. 23 Oklahoma State scored 27 unanswered points spanning the halves to rally for a 43-30 victory over host Houston on Saturday.

The Cowboys (8-3, 6-2 Big 12) posted 501 yards of offense in the comeback effort.

Oklahoma State trailed 23-9 with 4:16 remaining in the first half but scored 10 points in a span of 90 seconds to gain momentum heading into halftime.

Cowboys quarterback Alan Bowman hit Leon Johnson III with a 21-yard scoring strike and, after forcing Houston into a three-and-out, Alex Hale kicked a 21-yard field goal with no time left to trail 23-19 at halftime.

A pair of 6-yard touchdown runs by Ollie Gordon II in the third quarter gave the Cowboys State a 33-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Gordon rushed for 164 yards and had three TD runs.

Hale connected for a 44-yarder to give the Cowboys a 36-23 lead with 9:45 remaining.

Dylan Smith broke Houston’s scoring drought with a 31-yard touchdown run with 7:30 remaining.

Gordon scored again, this time from 3 yards out, to push OSU’s advantage to 43-30 with 2:19 left.

The Cougars turned it over on downs with 1:29 remaining.

Bowman finished with 348 yards passing and two touchdowns against an interception, a pick-six. Brennan Presley had 15 catches for 189 yards for the Cowboys.

The Cougars took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Isaiah Hamilton’s 57-yard interception return. After a Hale 46-yard FG, Houston quarterback Donovan Smith hit Jonah Wilson with a 60-yard TD bomb for the 14-3 lead after one period.

Bowman connected with Jaden Bray on a 23-yard scoring strike but the PAT was blocked.

Houston went up 21-9 on Smith’s 28-yard TD pass to Joseph Manjack IV. A safety gave Houston a 23-9 lead with 4:16 remaining until halftime.

Smith finished 17-of-29 passing for 235 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Houston.

–Field Level Media

Nov 11, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; UCF Knights running back RJ Harvey (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at FBC Mortgage Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

UCF scores huge 45-3 upset of No. 15 Oklahoma State

UCF’s R.J. Harvey stole the show from FBS rushing leader Ollie Gordon II, rolling for a career-high 206 yards to lead the Knights to a stunning 45-3 upset of No. 15 Oklahoma State Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

A week after gaining its first conference victory in its first season in the Big 12, UCF (5-5, 2-4) won its second straight in dominant fashion as John Rhys Plumlee threw three touchdown passes, all to Kobe Hudson.

Harvey ran for three scores, including a 92-yard back-breaking touchdown sprint in the third quarter.

It was a crushing defeat for Oklahoma State (7-3, 5-2), which was riding a five-game winning streak, including a 27-24 upset last week of rival Oklahoma in the Bedlam Series.

The loss dealt a blow to the Cowboys hopes of reaching the Big 12 title game for the second time in program history.

UCF, which entered with the fourth worst rushing defense in the FBS, limited Gordon to 25 yards on 12 rushes. During the Cowboys winning streak, Gordon had averaged 198.8 yards rushing per game.

Demari Henderson led the Knights’ defense with two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

UCF outgained Oklahoma State 592-277. Plumlee completed 11 of 18 passes for 299 yards. He also rushed 14 times for 74 yards.

It was a perfect first quarter for the Knights as they scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and forced turnovers the first two times the Cowboys got the ball.

On the opening series, Harvey capped a 75-yard drive, taking a snap from Wildcat formation and scoring on a 1-yard run.

On Oklahoma State’s ensuing possession, UCF’s Jireh Wilson knocked the ball out of Gordon’s grasp and Henderson recovered at the Knights’ 43.

Four plays later, Plumlee threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Hudson, giving UCF a 14-0 lead.

Early in the second quarter, Hudson backtracked to grab an underthrown Plumlee pass and sprinted to the end zone on a 75-yard touchdown reception which put UCF up 24-0.

Javon Baker had 112 yards on four receptions for UCF.

UCF improved to 7-0 in its annual Space Game. The school was established in 1963 as Florida Technological University to provide personnel to support the U.S. space program.

–Field Level Media

Oklahoma State's Ollie Gordon II (0) celebrates a Alan Bowman (7) touchdown in the first half during a Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023.

No. 15 Oklahoma St. attempts to avoid post-Bedlam letdown

Anyone playing a drinking game in which they took a sip each time Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said “moving forward” during his Monday news conference would have been woozy within the first few minutes.

Gundy is trying to distance his team from one of the most exhilarating wins in his 19 seasons as the Cowboys coach, a 27-24 victory over then-No. 9 Oklahoma last week in the last scheduled Bedlam rivalry game between the in-state foes.

Now he wants No. 15 Oklahoma State to zero in on its Saturday game against UCF in Orlando.

Considering the wild scene after the upset of the Sooners, it may not be easy for the Cowboys (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) to shift their focus to the Knights (4-5, 1-5).

Oklahoma State’s win over Oklahoma triggered a field-storming rampage as fans toppled a goal post and hauled the wreckage to an on-campus pond.

On Monday, moments after Gundy said that he told his staff, “I don’t want to hear it anymore,” in reference to the Oklahoma game, the next question was about the film from Saturday.

“You’re not even letting me move forward,” said Gundy, joking with a reporter.

Something that might help get the Cowboys focused on UCF is their new College Football Playoff ranking. They moved up seven notches in latest ratings revealed on Tuesday, the biggest jump of any team this week.

With their three remaining games all against teams that are in their first year in the Big 12, the Cowboys are in good position to gain a berth in the conference title game.

Oklahoma State has won five straight, all in the conference, with three of the victories coming over teams that are currently ranked.

Since a 2-2 start that included a horrific 33-7 loss to South Alabama, Oklahoma State has seen significant improvement on the offensive line.

Gundy said that there weren’t any key changes. It was just a matter of the staff reassessing the strengths of the line, along with committing to Ollie Gordon II as the primary running back.

“I just went in and said, ‘Let’s talk about who we are and what’s the best thing we can do,’” Gundy said.

After averaging 57.5 yards on the ground in the Cowboys’ first four games, Gordon has averaged 165.7 yards during the winning streak to become the top rusher in the FBS.

He carried the ball 33 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns against Oklahoma while Cowboys quarterback Alan Bowman completed 28 of 42 passes for 334 yards without a touchdown or an interception.

UCF enters on a high, as well, after capturing its first conference win since joining the Big 12 this season.

The Knights won 28-26 at Cincinnati last week to snap a five-game losing streak, their longest skid since going 0-12 in 2015.

RJ Harvey propelled UCF with 164 yards rushing and three touchdowns, both career highs. It was Harvey’s fourth straight 100-yard game as he is thriving in coach Gus Malzahn’s run-heavy offense.

The Knights lead the Big 12 in rushing, averaging 227.1 yards per game (good for fourth in the country). However, they also rank last in the conference in rushing yards allowed, surrendering 211.9 per game (fourth worst in the nation), making for a tough matchup with Gordon and the Cowboys.

“Probably the hottest team in the country right now,” Malzahn said of Oklahoma State. “They know who they are now. They’re gonna give it to that big dude. He can run it downhill. Fourth quarter, he imposes his will on people.”

–Field Level Media

Nov 4, 2023; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Alan Bowman (7) throws a pass over Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman Jonah Laulu (8) during a game at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Terry-USA TODAY Sports

No. 22 Oklahoma St. takes down No. 9 Oklahoma, capping Bedlam Series

Ollie Gordon rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns to give host and 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State a 27-24 win over No. 9 Oklahoma on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

The matchup was the final scheduled meeting between the Bedlam rivals in a series that has been played every year since 1910.

The Sooners will move to the Southeastern Conference next season.

Oklahoma State (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) has won five consecutive games and remains tied for first place in the Big 12.

Oklahoma (7-2, 4-2) has dropped back-to-back games after winning its first seven.

The Sooners got the ball back with 1:53 left in the game but couldn’t tie or take the lead.

Drake Stoops was stopped 2 yards short of the first-down marker on fourth-and-5, giving the ball back to the Cowboys with 1:01 remaining and effectively ending the game.

The stop ended a career day for Stoops, who finished with 12 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma State quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 334 yards on 28-for-42 passing, while Rashod Owens had 10 catches for 136 yards.

The Cowboys trailed entering the fourth quarter but took the lead at 24-21 on Gordon’s 1-yard rushing TD that capped a 97-yard drive.

Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel couldn’t handle the snap on the first play of the next drive, and Oklahoma State recovered the fumble.

The Cowboys couldn’t move much offensively, but Alex Hale kicked a 34-yard field goal to make it 27-21.

Oklahoma’s Zach Schmit made a 36-yard field goal with 4:48 remaining. The Sooners then made a defensive stop to get the ball back, leading to the play in which Stoops came up short.

Gavin Sawchuk finished with 13 carries for a career-high 111 yards and a touchdown for the Sooners, who outgained Oklahoma State 492-480.

Oklahoma turned the ball over three times in the loss, leading to 10 Cowboys points.

Oklahoma State struck first on Gordon’s 20-yard scoring run that capped the game’s first drive.

It didn’t take long for the Sooners to respond, as Sawchuk broke off for a 64-yard touchdown run on Oklahoma’s third play from scrimmage to tie things at 7-7.

But then the Sooners’ offense went dormant for a bit as the Cowboys kept moving.

On the first play of the second quarter, Bowman rushed to the end zone from 13 yards out to put Oklahoma State back in front.

After holding the Sooners to another three-and-out, Bowman quickly led the Cowboys deep into Oklahoma territory again, though the drive stalled before Hale’s 36-yard field goal put Oklahoma State ahead 17-7.

Gabriel completed 26 of 37 passes for 344 yards with a TD and an interception for the Sooners.

–Field Level Media