GAMEDAY College Football

Oklahoma State 37, Oklahoma 33

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State finally broke through against its greatest nemesis.

Spencer Sanders threw for a touchdown and ran for another and No. 7 Oklahoma State beat No. 10 Oklahoma 37-33 to keep alive its College Football Playoff chances and stop the Sooners' streak of Big 12 titles at six.

Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1, No. 7 CFP) snapped a six-game losing streak to Oklahoma. The Cowboys will play No. 9 Baylor next Saturday for the Big 12 championship. The Cowboys have a shot at their first Big 12 title since 2011.

"I told them we couldn't be more proud of them for what they've accomplished," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "That's the good news. Next thing is, we need them all back here tomorrow afternoon. We're in a one-week playoff again."

Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2, No. 10 CFP) got the ball one last time at its 20-yard line with 54 seconds remaining and no timeouts. Caleb Williams scrambled and ran 56 yards to put the Sooners in scoring range.

"I wasn't sure we were going to be able to catch him and get him down," Gundy said. "I've seen him do that on TV two, three, four times this year. Nobody ever catches him. He scores."

Oklahoma State's Collin Oliver sacked Williams on fourth down at the Oklahoma State 32 with eight seconds remaining, setting off a wild celebration. Fans clad in orange and black poured onto the field to celebrate Gundy's third win in 17 tries against the Sooners. Songs such as "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks and "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled blared over the sound system.

It wasn't easy for the Cowboys. Though Oklahoma State entered the game ranked second nationally in scoring defense and third in total defense, Williams threw three touchdown passes in the first half.

Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez, who finished with 11 tackles and two sacks, said the Cowboys remained confident after the shaky start. Williams connected on just 6 of 18 passes for 48 yards in the second half.

"We knew we're the best defense, so we just knew we've just got to go out there and punch and just keep fighting, man," Rodriguez said. "Just do our thing, relax and just be us."

Oklahoma State already had clinched a spot in the Big 12 title game, but the stakes remained high. With Baylor's victory over Texas Tech earlier Saturday, Oklahoma needed a win to reach the conference championship game. Oklahoma State took advantage of the opportunity to eliminate its rival.

For Oklahoma, the loss provided perspective.

"I think for everybody, what this does is it makes you appreciate it," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. "What this program's been able to do here over the last seven years is pretty amazing, and it makes you appreciate how hard winning is, how hard winning championships are, how hard winning against good football teams on the road - how hard that is."

The game turned when Oklahoma's Eric Gray muffed a punt and Oklahoma State recovered at the Oklahoma 5. Jaylen Warren then punched it in from the 1 to give Oklahoma State a 37-33 lead with 8:54 remaining.

Tay Martin had a 30-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to help Oklahoma State take a 14-7 lead.

Oklahoma tied it when Williams, backpedaling and under pressure, found Austin Stogner for a 29-yard touchdown pass to tie it. Brennan Presley immediately responded with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that put the Cowboys back in front.

Late in the second quarter, Oklahoma's Woodi Washington intercepted Sanders' pass and returned it to the Oklahoma State 14. Williams connected with Brayden Willis for a 10-yard score, and the extra point tied it at 24.

Oklahoma opened the second-half scoring in an odd way. Oklahoma's Perrion Winfrey hit Oklahoma State's Dominic Richardson, the ball came loose, and Oklahoma State recovered in the end zone for a safety.

Oklahoma struck again after forcing a three-and-out. Presley muffed the punt, and Justin Broiles recovered in the end zone to give the Sooners a 33-24 lead.

Sanders went 37 yards for a touchdown on an option keep, and Oklahoma State cut Oklahoma's lead to 33-31 with 13:52 remaining.

The Sooners couldn't hold on.

"We just have to keep our heads up," Washington, who intercepted two passes, said. "Of course, we're going to be sad because we lost the game. We have one game ahead of us. We just have to go out and keep fighting."


Scoring Summary
First Quarter OklaOkSt
OkSt TD 10:57 Tay Martin 30 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Tanner Brown kick) 0 7
Okla TD 9:08 Brian Darby 11 yd pass from Caleb Williams (Gabe Brkic kick) 7 7
OkSt TD 7:16 Tay Martin 4 yd run (Tanner Brown kick) 7 14
Second Quarter OklaOkSt
Okla TD 14:53 Austin Stogner 29 yd pass from Caleb Williams (Gabe Brkic kick) 14 14
OkSt TD 14:38 Brennan Presley 100 yd kick return (Tanner Brown kick) 14 21
Okla FG 11:05 Gabe Brkic 24 yd FG 17 21
OkSt FG 6:25 Tanner Brown 27 yd FG 17 24
Okla TD 0:37 Brayden Willis 10 yd pass from Caleb Williams (Gabe Brkic kick) 24 24
Third Quarter OklaOkSt
Okla SF 12:16 Team safety 26 24
Okla TD 10:36 Justin Broiles 0 yd fumble return (Gabe Brkic kick) 33 24
Fourth Quarter OklaOkSt
OkSt TD 13:52 Spencer Sanders 37 yd run (Tanner Brown kick) 33 31
OkSt TD 8:54 Jaylen Warren 1 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 33 37
Team Stats
  Oklahoma Oklahoma State
First downs 21 21
  Rushing 7 7
  Passing 12 12
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 5-18, 28% 3-11, 27%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 44-189 36-140
Passing Yards 252 214
Return Yards 95 140
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-39-0 19-30-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 6--40 1--4
Punts 7 4
Punts-Average 46.1 43
Fumbles Lost 3-2 3-1
Penalties - Yards 12-74 6-60
Time of Possession 35:41 24:02
Oklahoma Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Williams 20 39 252 3 0
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Sanders 19 30 214 1 2
Oklahoma Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Brooks 22 139 6.3 0
C. Williams 19 36 1.9 0
T. West 1 12 12.0 0
M. Woods II 1 2 2.0 0
E. Gray 1 0 0.0 0
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Sanders 16 93 5.8 1
J. Warren 17 56 3.3 1
T. Martin 1 4 4.0 1
D. Richardson 1 -8 -8.0 0
Oklahoma Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hall 4 76 19.0 0
A. Stogner 3 61 20.3 1
B. Willis 3 29 9.7 1
K. Brooks 1 25 25.0 0
J. Haselwood 3 18 6.0 0
M. Woods II 2 18 9.0 0
B. Darby 1 11 11.0 1
M. Williams 2 10 5.0 0
M. Mims 1 4 4.0 0
Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Martin 7 89 12.7 1
B. Green 5 42 8.4 0
B. Presley 3 40 13.3 0
J. Warren 3 27 9.0 0
J. Bray 1 16 16.0 0
Oklahoma Interceptions
Player Int Yards
W. Washington 2 32
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oklahoma Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Turk 7 323 46.1
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Hutton 4 172 43.0
Oklahoma Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mims 1 2 2.0
E. Gray 1 0 0
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Presley 1 -8 -8.0
Oklahoma Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Gray 3 48 16.0
M. Major 1 13 13.0
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Presley 2 142 71.0
D. Richardson 2 6 3.0
Oklahoma Missed FG
Player Length
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length
T. Brown 44




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