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Oklahoma State 40, Brigham Young 34

College Football(AP Photo/Mitch Alcala)

By CLIFF BRUNT
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. - Ollie Gordon II ran for his fifth touchdown of the game in the second overtime, and No. 21 Oklahoma State rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat BYU 40-34.

BYU had a chance to win after Gordon's final score, but Oklahoma State's (9-3, 7-2 Big 12, No. 20 CFP) Trey Rucker ripped the ball from Isaac Rex after a catch and recovered the fumble to end it. The Cowboys celebrated after the play was confirmed by replay review.

Gordon, who entered the week as the nation's leading rusher, finished with 166 yards rushing on a cold, rainy day and has 1,580 this season. Alan Bowman passed for 321 yards and Leon Johnson III had nine catches for 132 yards for Oklahoma State, which matched the third-largest comeback in school history.

Jake Retzlaff passed for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns for BYU (5-7, 2-7), which needed a win to become bowl eligible. Retzlaff started in place of Kedon Slovis, who has been fighting shoulder and elbow injuries.

The teams traded scores in the final minute to force overtime. Gordon’s 15-yard touchdown with 53 seconds remaining put Oklahoma State ahead 27-24, but BYU’s Simi Moala blocked the extra point. BYU finally put some offense together, and Will Ferrin made a 48-yard field goal as time expired.

Retzlaff and Gordon traded rushing touchdowns in the first overtime before Gordon’s go-ahead 2-yard run in the second OT.

BYU led 24-6 at halftime. Gordon's first touchdown, a 2-yarder four minutes into the third quarter, got the Cowboys within nine. Another 2-yard touchdown by Gordon and a 2-point conversion pass from Bowman to Rashod Owens cut BYU’s lead to 24-21 with 10:53 remaining.

Retzlaff scored on a 2-yard run to put the Cougars ahead 7-6 late in the first quarter. BYU seemingly gained more momentum by recovering an onside kick, but an illegal block took it away.

Early in the second quarter, Eddie Heckard intercepted Bowman and ran it back 13 yards for a touchdown to put the Cougars up 14-6.

The Cougars struck again, closing an 89-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run by Keelan Marion. BYU added a 42-yard field goal by Ferrin before halftime.

THE TAKEAWAY

BYU: The Cougars were gritty and tough, much like they were in a seven-point loss to Oklahoma the week before. But they couldn't sustain drives for most of the second half, allowing Oklahoma State to rally.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys overcame mistakes by outgaining the Cougars 503 yards to 327.

Oklahoma State athletics press release

November 25, 2023


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BYUOkSt
OkSt FG 12:26 Alex Hale 40 yd FG 0 3
OkSt FG 8:48 Alex Hale 20 yd FG 0 6
BYU TD 1:24 Jake Retzlaff 2 yd run (Will Ferrin kick) 7 6
Second Quarter BYUOkSt
BYU TD 12:47 Eddie Heckard 13 yd interception return (Will Ferrin kick) 14 6
BYU TD 3:29 Keelan Marion 11 yd run (Will Ferrin kick) 21 6
BYU FG 0:37 Will Ferrin 42 yd FG 24 6
Third Quarter BYUOkSt
OkSt TD 11:04 Ollie Gordon II 2 yd run (Alex Hale kick) 24 13
Fourth Quarter BYUOkSt
OkSt TD 10:53 Ollie Gordon II 2 yd run (Rashod Owens 2pt pass from Alan Bowman) 24 21
OkSt TD 0:53 Ollie Gordon II 15 yd run (blocked XP) 24 27
BYU FG 0:00 Will Ferrin 48 yd FG 27 27
OT BYUOkSt
BYU TD   Jake Retzlaff 6 yd run (Will Ferrin kick) 34 27
OkSt TD   Ollie Gordon II 3 yd run (Alex Hale kick) 34 34
2nd OT BYUOkSt
OkSt TD   Ollie Gordon II 2 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 34 40
Team Stats
  BYU Oklahoma State
First downs 14 28
  Rushing 6 10
  Passing 7 14
  Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-15, 33% 7-17, 41%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 37-130 41-182
Passing Yards 197 321
Return Yards 30 50
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-32-0 31-47-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1--10
Punts 8 5
Punts-Average 45.8 41
Fumbles Lost 5-2 2-0
Penalties - Yards 6-41 5-36
Time of Possession 25:30 34:30
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Retzlaff 14 30 161 0 0
R. Rehkow 1 1 36 0 0
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Bowman 31 47 321 0 2
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Robbins 16 74 4.6 0
K. Marion 3 27 9.0 1
L. Martin 4 21 5.3 0
P. Kingston 1 7 7.0 0
K. Epps 2 4 2.0 0
J. Retzlaff 11 -3 -0.3 2
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
O. Gordon II 34 166 4.9 5
J. Nixon 3 16 5.3 0
B. Presley 1 10 10.0 0
A. Bowman 3 -10 -3.3 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Hill 2 69 34.5 0
K. Epps 5 53 10.6 0
T. Batty 1 36 36.0 0
I. Rex 3 23 7.7 0
K. Marion 2 15 7.5 0
C. Roberts 1 4 4.0 0
A. Robbins 1 -3 -3.0 0
Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Johnson III 9 132 14.7 0
B. Presley 9 90 10.0 0
R. Owens 3 51 17.0 0
J. Johnson 2 17 8.5 0
J. Bray 1 11 11.0 0
O. Gordon II 4 10 2.5 0
J. Nixon 2 10 5.0 0
B. Cassity 1 0 0.0
0
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
E. Heckard 2 13
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 8 366 45.8
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
H. Kaak 4 155 38.8
W. Pahl 1 50 50.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Rehkow 1 0 0
P. Kingston 1 -2 -2.0
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Marion 1 19 19.0
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Presley 3 36 12.0
J. Nixon 1 14 14.0
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length




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