GAMEDAY College Football

Oklahoma State 23, Texas Tech 0

(AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

LUBBOCK, Texas - Ninth-ranked Oklahoma State is going to play for a championship because of its dominating defense.

Oklahoma State wrapped up its first spot in the Big 12 championship game with a 23-0 victory over Texas Tech, completely throttling an offense that hadn't been shut out since 1997. The Cowboys have allowed only one offensive touchdown over their past four games, but this was their first shutout on the road since 1995.

Spencer Sanders threw a touchdown and ran for another score, and Tanner Brown kicked three field goals for the Cowboys (10-1, 7-1, CFP No. 9). The defense limited Texas Tech (6-5, 3-5), which had scored in 302 consecutive games, to 108 total yards that included a 25-yard pass on the final drive.

With Bedlam at home next Saturday against 12th-ranked Oklahoma, the Cowboys are already assured of playing in the Big 12 title game Dec. 4 at AT&T Stadium, the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Still to be determined is if they will be the home or visiting team, and who they will play.

Oklahoma State and Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1, CFP No. 13) are tied for the Big 12 lead, so the winner next Saturday night will finish first in the regular-season standings. No. 11 Baylor (9-2, 6-2, CFP No. 11), which hosts Texas Tech earlier that day, is the only other team that could get in the title game.

Oklahoma State had its own issues at times offensively, but ended up with 427 total yards never trailed after going 70 yards on its opening drive for a 24-yard field goal.

The Cowboys didn't score again until Brown's 33-yard field goal early in the second quarter, with that kick coming after some trickery that would have worked if wide-open Jaden Bray hadn't gotten twisted around and fallen down in the end zone when fellow freshman receiver John Paul Richardson made a left-handed jump pass after getting the ball from Sanders.

Richardson caught a 14-yard TD pass from Sanders just before halftime, that coming one play after Texas Tech was called for defensive holding on a third-down play that had gained nothing. Sanders had a 9-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter OkStTxTch
OkSt FG 10:02 Tanner Brown 24 yard field goal 3 0
Second Quarter OkStTxTch
OkSt FG 10:19 Tanner Brown 33 yard field goal 6 0
OkSt TD 0:26 John Paul Richardson 14 yard TD pass from Spencer Sanders (Tanner Brown Extra Point) 13 0
Third Quarter OkStTxTch
OkSt FG 9:49 Tanner Brown 19 yard field goal 16 0
Fourth Quarter OkStTxTch
OkSt TD 14:26 Spencer Sanders 9 yard TD run (Tanner Brown Extra Point) 23 0
Team Stats
  Oklahoma State Texas Tech
First downs 27 10
  Rushing 11 1
  Passing 11 5
  Penalty 5 4
3rd Down Efficiency 8-19, 42% 3-15, 20%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 48-188 26-25
Passing Yards 239 83
Return Yards 0 45
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-39-0 10-31-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 5-24
Punts 7 9
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 9-87 7-51
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Sanders 19 38 239 1 0
J. Richardson 0 1 0 0 0
Texas Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Smith 9 28 83 0 0
B. Morton 1 3 0 0 0
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Richardson 20 84 4.2 0
S. Sanders 6 48 8.0 1
J. Warren 12 37 3.1 0
D. Jackson 7 17 2.4 0
T. Martin 1 9 9.0 0
Texas Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Morton 2 15 7.5 0
S. Thompson 5 12 2.4 0
K. Geiger Sr. 1 10 10.0 0
X. White 3 3 1.0 0
T. Brooks 3 1 0.3 0
H. Teeter 1 0 0.0 0
D. Smith 10 -15 -1.5 0
Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Martin 7 130 18.6 0
B. Green 3 46 15.3 0
J. Richardson 6 41 6.8 1
D. Richardson 2 20 10.0 0
L. Carter 1 2 2.0 0
Texas Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Tharp 3 39 13.0 0
M. Mannix 1 16 16.0 0
T. Brooks 1 12 12.0 0
K. Geiger Sr. 2 11 5.5 0
E. Ezukanma 2 6 3.0 0
M. Price 1 -1 -1.0 0
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Texas Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Hutton 7 322 46.0
Texas Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McNamara 9 508 56.4
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Texas Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Frye 2 3 1.5
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Texas Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Geiger Sr. 2 42 21.0
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length
Texas Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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