With less than a minute to play Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill retuned a 92-yard punt to tie the game 35-35 and force overtime. The most upsetting part for the Sooners could be the fact that Oklahoma got to rekick after Oklahoma State was called for roughing the kicker, which gave Hill another opportunity for a punt return.
On the first overtime possession the Cowboys held the Sooners from scoring a touchdown and forced them to kick a field goal. Senior kicker Michael Hunnicutt missed a 44-yard attempt and left the Cowboys with a chance to score for the win.
Oklahoma State RB Desmond Roland set the Cowboys up for a 21-yard try and OSU kicker Ben Grogan kicked it straight through for the Cowboy victory. This was a huge win for the 6-6 Oklahoma State Cowboys as they are now bowl eligible.
Freshman QB Mason Rudolph had an impressive first Bedlam start and passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns.
“I’m happy for our seniors, an opportunity to stay together for another month or however long it will be, to play for a bowl game,” OSU head coach Mike Gundy said.
The Sooners had a great start to the game and led by two touchdowns at one point. Star RB Samaje Perine ran for 151 yards but left the game early in the third quarter due to a sprained left ankle and never returned. The Sooners were without starting QB Trevor Knight due to a neck injury and starting WR Sterling Shepard was limited on playing time due to a groin injury.
The momentum started with the Sooners and ended with the Cowboys. OSU takes bragging rights back to Stillwater until next years Bedlam game.
Oklahoma State finished the regular season 6-6, 4-5 in the Big XII and their bowl game is TBD; The Sooners finished the regular season 8-4, 5-4 in the Big XII, and accepted an invitation to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson University on Dec. 29 in Orlando, FL.
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