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Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Handles No. 24 Kansas State 26-13

The Cowboys survived a low-scoring, defensive shootout.

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This was not your typical Oklahoma State-Kansas State thriller. Maybe the Purple Wizard really was conjuring some magic.

OSU topped K-State 26-13, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season and giving the Cowboys their first Big 12 win.

It was one step forward, two steps back for OSU’s offense to start — and for most of the night — but the Cowboys defense was dominant from the onset before a first-half weather delay put everything on hold.

On the first play from scrimmage, Spencer Sanders connected with Tylan Wallace for 25  yards. But on the very next play he was sacked for a loss 8 by Wyatt Hubert and the drive did not recover.

On their second possession, the Cowboys offense couldn’t even take advantage of an unsportsmanlike penalty and 15 yards. Two possessions. Two three-and-outs.

Brock Martin grabbed the first offensive turnover the Wildcats have given up this season and OSU paid it off by scoring what seems like the first TD in the red zone this year when Sanders hit Cowboy Back Logan Carter for a 3-yard score.

OSU’s defense made things hard for Skylar Thompson and Co. The junior QB who came into Stillwater 2-0 against the Cowboys was held to a season-low 118 yards and went 11-of-23 with no scores.

Everything was put on hold for a one hour and 12 minute weather delay because of lightning in the vicinity.

K-State didn’t have a single first down before the weather delay that lasted over an hour and mustered just 32 yards. But the Wildcats came out of the unplanned intermission and erased the zero from the scoreboard with a six-play 47-yard drive that ended with a field goal.

It took nearly four hours but Kansas State finally made things interesting late in the fourth quarter before the Cowboys, thanks to Chuba Hubbard, put the ‘Cats away.

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Spencer Sanders went 16-of-25 for 153 passing yards, a touchdown and interceptions on his final two pass attempts. It wasn’t his best outing so far and his inexperience showed on a couple of forced plays like his first INT when he rolled right and threw across his body.

Fortunately, OSU got the W thanks to…

Chuba Hubbard had another career game, chewing up 296 yards of turf, the most by a Cowboy against a ranked opponent ever.

Tylan Wallace quietly (?) caught eight of 11 targets for 145 yards and one mean sideline tackle. Just a walk in the park for Superman.

The Cowboys defense was the star for most of the night, holding the No. 24 team in the country to 13 points. K-State was 1-of-13 on third downs and didn’t convert that one until the second half.

Matt Ammendola scored a career-high four field goals. Don’t look now but Ammendola is a perfect 10-for-10 on FGs through five games. (Everyone go knock on your nearest piece of wooden furniture.)

Next up, OSU heads to Lubbock for an 11 a.m. kickoff against Texas Tech.

 

 

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