GAMEDAY College Football

Oklahoma State 41, Texas Tech 31

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

STILLWATER, Okla. - Spencer Sanders ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and No. 7 Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 41-31.

Sanders passed for 297 yards and ran for 56, and Bryson Green had five catches for a career-high 115 yards for the Cowboys (5-0, 2-0 Big 12).

Texas Tech redshirt freshman Behren Morton got his first career start in place of Donovan Smith. He completed 39 of 62 passes for 379 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders (3-3, 1-2).

Jerand Bradley caught eight passes for 119 yards and a touchdown and Trey Cleveland caught nine passes for 110 yards for a Texas Tech team that was playing its fifth straight ranked opponent and already had claimed wins over Houston and Texas.

Morton completed 24 of 39 passes for 220 yards and both scores in the first half to help the Red Raiders take a 24-20 lead at the break. Tech gained 347 yards on 57 plays in the first two quarters.

Sanders rolled out and scored on a 2-yard touchdown run to trim Texas Tech's lead to 31-29 in the third. Sanders' shovel pass to Jaden Bray tied the score with 3:18 left in the third quarter.

On Texas Tech's next possession, Morton made one of his few mistakes. Oklahoma State linebacker Mason Cobb intercepted him and returned the ball 13 yards to the Tech 19. Tanner Brown's fourth field goal of the game gave the Cowboys a 34-31 lead with 3 seconds left in the third quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders were again competitive against a top-flight opponent. It was just a matter of a few plays here and there. Tech's other losses were 27-14 at North Carolina State and 37-28 at Kansas State. Four of Tech's final six games are at home.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys prevailed, despite the defense getting off to a rough start. The Cowboys allowed just seven points in the second half. They allowed 125 yards in the fourth quarter, but held the Red Raiders scoreless.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TxTchOkSt
TxTch TD 12:17 Jerand Bradley 27 yd pass from Behren Morton (Trey Wolff kick) 7 0
OkSt TD 11:48 Bryson Green 32 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Tanner Brown kick) 7 7
OkSt TD 5:03 Spencer Sanders 14 yd run (Tanner Brown kick) 7 14
OkSt FG 2:31 Tanner Brown 42 yd FG 7 17
TxTch TD 0:20 Behren Morton 9 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 14 17
Second Quarter TxTchOkSt
TxTch TD 12:33 Xavier White 4 yd pass from Behren Morton (Trey Wolff kick) 21 17
OkSt FG 7:18 Tanner Brown 22 yd FG 21 20
TxTch FG 0:35 Trey Wolff 23 yd FG 24 20
Third Quarter TxTchOkSt
OkSt FG 11:25 Tanner Brown 34 yd FG 24 23
TxTch TD 8:42 SaRodorick Thompson 2 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 31 23
OkSt TD 3:18 Spencer Sanders 2 yd run (Jaden Bray 2pt pass from Spencer Sanders) 31 31
OkSt FG 0:03 Tanner Brown 24 yd FG 31 34
Fourth Quarter TxTchOkSt
OkSt TD 2:27 Dominic Richardson 7 yd run (Tanner Brown kick) 31 41
Team Stats
  Texas Tech Oklahoma State
First downs 30 25
  Rushing 9 9
  Passing 18 15
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-22, 36% 8-18, 44%
4th down efficiency 4-7, 57% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 41-148 41-137
Passing Yards 379 297
Return Yards 33 91
Completions-Attempts-Int 39-63-1 22-45-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--21 3--9
Punts 4 5
Punts-Average 41.5 41.2
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-50 4-38
Time of Possession 32:02 27:58
Texas Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Morton 39 62 379 2 1
D. Smith 0 1 0 0 0
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Sanders 22 45 297 1 0
Texas Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Thompson 20 87 4.4 1
B. Morton 16 46 2.9 1
T. Brooks 4 8 2.0 0
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Richardson 19 67 3.5 1
S. Sanders 17 56 3.3 2
J. Nixon 2 9 4.5 0
S. Johnson Jr. 1 5 5.0 0
O. Gordon 1 2 2.0 0
J. Bray 1 -2 -2.0 0
Texas Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bradley 8 119 14.9 1
T. Cleveland 9 100 11.1 0
X. White 8 62 7.8 1
N. Martinez I 2 26 13.0 0
B. Boyd 2 19 9.5 0
J. Rodriguez 1 15 15.0 0
L. Fouonji 2 14 7.0 0
S. Thompson 3 12 4.0 0
H. Teeter 1 6 6.0 0
J. Brown 1 4 4.0 0
M. Tharp 1 2 2.0 0
B. Cupp 1 0 0.0
0
Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Green 5 115 23.0 1
B. Presley 6 62 10.3 0
J. Richardson 4 50 12.5 0
J. Bray 2 24 12.0 0
D. Richardson 2 24 12.0 0
S. Johnson Jr. 1 18 18.0 0
J. Schultz 1 3 3.0 0
O. Gordon 1 1 1.0 0
Texas Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Cobb 1 13
Texas Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McNamara 4 166 41.5
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Hutton 4 166 41.5
Texas Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Presley 1 7 7.0
Texas Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. White 2 33 16.5
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Nixon 2 55 27.5
C. Cabbiness 1 16 16.0
Texas Tech Missed FG
Player Length
T. Wolff 44
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length




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