Oklahoma State Cowboys stun Oklahoma Sooners with OT field goal


Oklahoma State (6-6) scored the last 17 points of the ball game as Ben Grogan nails the easy field goal to upset double digit favorite Oklahoma 38-35.

The Sooners fall to 8-4 on the season, with just 3 home wins this season.

The day started out strong for the Sooners. They used a dose of Samaje Perine to run down the field on the opening drive. They fed the NCAA Single-game rushing record holder for seven carries for 50 yards and the game’s first score as Oklahoma led Oklahoma State 7-0 just 12:15 into the contest.

Oklahoma State responded with an impressive drive of their own. The Cowboys used a mix of power run game and play action pass to strike from 1-yard out by Roland. Pokes evened the score up at 7-all with 8:33 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Sooners answered back after a big Steven Parker sack, marching down the field in 13 plays. It was capped with the 1-yard run by senior, Aaron Ripowski.

The Cowboys made it 14-14 with 9:24 remaining until halftime on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph to Brandon Sheperd over a falling down Jordan Thomas.

Ripkowski would find the end zone again after dragging half the Oklahoma State defense into the end zone, putting Oklahoma State up 28-14 with 3:09 left until halftime.

The Sooners had 180 yards rushing at halftime, leading 28-14.

Perine fumbled and was injured on a third and short play midway through the third quarter. His fumble was the first fumble recovery for the Cowboys this season. Oklahoma’s defense stood tall on the ensuing possession, holding the Cowboys to just a punt.

Perine would not return to the game and it would be turning point in the contest. Oklahoma’s offense would become very vanilla at times and found themselves throwing and getting away from what was working in the first half and early third quarter.

After three straight possessions of having to punt, Oklahoma returned to the ground game. It was sparked by a 56-yard run by Keith Ford. Ripkowski found the hat trick, putting it in from a yard out after a review showed Alex Ross’ knee touched down before he scored. Oklahoma seemed to be rolling up 35-21 with 7:54 left in the game.

However, after forcing a Sooner 3-and-out, the Cowboys struck quickly. It was another Rudolph to Sheperd connection. This time for 43-yards. It brought Oklahoma State within 35-28 with 4:51 remaining.

After a running into the kicker penalty, Oklahoma was forced re-punt to Oklahoma State with just 1:01 left on the clock. A sailing punt landed in the arms of Tyreke Hill. The Cowboy sophomore found a crease and beat one defender and then finally raced through the blocks of his teammates, finding the end zone with 45 seconds remaining.

The Sooners had three straight incompletions in overtime. Then, Michael Hunnicutt missed a 44-yard field goal.

Oklahoma State nailed a chip shot field goal to upset Oklahoma.

Cody Thomas finished 10-of-17 for 120 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

The Sooners now turn their attention to the bowl season and where they may be invited to this season. With a few weeks off between bowl games and this game, it’ll be a nice rest for a busted up Sooners squad.