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Live Blog: Oklahoma State Defeats Kansas 39-30

Live updates as the Cowboys and Jayhawks square off.



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Oklahoma State defeated No. 23 Kansas by scoring the first 14 points and the final 15. In between, we saw Kansas suffer from several special teams snafus and the Cowboys’ defense force a pair of turnovers.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys struggled to pay off red zone trips with points, but OSU’s defense made enough plays to keep the Jayhawks at bay.

Alan Bowman: 28-for-41, 336 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
Jason Bean: 23-for-34, 410 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs

Ollie Gordon: 168 rushing yards, 2 TDs
Ollie Gordon: six catches, 116 receiving yards, 1 TD
Rashod Owens: nine catches, 112 receiving yards

Nickolas Martin: nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one QB hurry, one forced fumble
Collin Oliver: seven tackles, 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble

And if you’re a PFB+ subscriber, the game thread is already kicking in The Chamber.


FINAL: Oklahoma State 39, Kansas 32

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 39, Kansas 32 | Q4 | 00:15

The Cowboys couldn’t quite run the clock out, but Alex Hale is able to redeem his earlier miss and push the lead to seven points.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 36, Kansas 32 | Q4 | 2:33

The Cowboys finally take advantage in the red zone. Brennan Presley adds a rushing score for his trip to the end zone to give the Cowboys the lead. A two-point attempt is intercepted in the end zone.

Update: No, they can’t.

The Pokes get nothing despite getting the ball at the KU 29. Alex Hale misses right on a 43-yard attempt.

Big Play Alert: If your offense can’t finish, and your defense can’t slow the other team down, you’ve got to depend on turnovers to stay in it. Fortunately for the Cowboys, they’ve got two picks in the second half so far. We’ll see if they can take advantage.

Big Play Alert: Collin Oliver forces a fumble on fourth down, giving the Pokes the ball at midfield.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 30, Kansas 32 | Q4 | 11:32

Once again, the Cowboys looked good getting into the red zone. But once again, they didn’t look so pretty once they got there. After first-and-goal from the 3, the Pokes get stood up twice and then Bowman missed his man in the end zone. Another FG.

End of Q4 | Oklahoma State 27, Kansas 32

Big Play Alert: Kendal Daniels snatches a touchdown pass out of the air and gets the ball back for the Pokes when they needed it in the worst way.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 27, Kansas 25 | Q3 | 5:28

The Cowboys chipped their way down the field in 13 plays, but once again stalled and had to settle for a field goal.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 24, Kansas 32 | Q3 | 11:13

The Jayhawks marched down the field on the first possession of the second half and extended their lead to eight. That’s touchdown No. 5 for Jason Bean.

End of Half: Oklahoma State 24, Kansas 25

The Cowboys come out shooting early, scoring touchdowns on their two drives and a field goal on the next. But the Jayhawks stormed back from a 14-point deficit to take the lead in the second and the two teams traded TDs to send us to the half with a one-point game.

Alan Bowman: 20-for-30 for 261 yards and 2 TDs
Jason Bean: 13-for-17 for 274 yards and 4 TDs

Ollie Gordon: 80 rushing yards and 1 TD / 97 receiving yards and another score
Devin Neal: 39 rushing yards
Mason Fairchild: 95 receiving yards ad 2 TDs

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 24, Kansas 25 | Q2 | 1:06

Welp. That lead didn’t last long. Bean finds Quentin Skinner for a 49-yard score. KU has three touchdown drives of five plays or fewer. But again, a PAT/2-point attempt is unsuccessful.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 24, Kansas 13 | Q2 | 2:52

Tip: Give Ollie Gordon the ball. It seems to work out. In less than two quarters, No. 0 has 170 total yards (97 receiving/73 rushing) and a touchdown each way.

But the Cowboys are able to get a stop thanks in large part to Collin Oliver’s second sack of the year.

Kansas’s defense has figured something out. That was OSU’s first first down of the second quarter after 10 in the first. The Cowboys do peter out and are forced to punt again.

And that’s back-to-back three-and-outs for the Pokes.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 17, Kansas 19 | Q2 | 10:41

The answer to the below question is “no.” It takes two plays for KU to go 72 yards and find the Cowboys’ end zone again. Another unsuccessful extra point gives us the weird score.

For the first drive, the Cowboys don’t score. Unfortunately, they’re only up four points. We’ll see if their defense can get a stop after allowing consecutive TD drives.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 17, Kansas 13 | Q2 | 12:42

The Cowboys had the Jayhawks right where they wanted them, twice on this drive. Or so they thought. Kansas came in sixth nationally, converting 53% of their third downs. They were able to convert two long ones and then pay it off with a TD.

But, a false start on KU’s kicker, set him back and allowed Xavier Ross to get a mitt on it.

End of Q1 | Oklahoma State 17, Kansas 7

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 17, Kansas 7 | Q1 | 2:10

The Cowboys settle for three this time after Rashod Owens’ 40-yard catch got them into Jayhawk territory. Feels like they can’t afford too many of these FG-over-TD drives

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 14, Kansas 7 | Q1 | 5:14

The Jayhawks answered with a big scoring play of their own with 47-yard strike from Jason Bean to Trevor Wilson.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 14, Kansas 0 | Q1 | 7:25

Not to be left out, Brennan Presley finds the end zone after a 20-yard catch and run. The Cowboys’ offense looks as good as it has all season in the early goings.

Scoring Update: Oklahoma State 7, Kansas 0 | Q1 | 13:11

Big Play Alert: The Cowboys Ollie Gordon got things going quickly. Gordon took a screen pass 50 yards, carried the rock for five more and then caught a 17-yard touchdown pass. All in 1:49.

The Cowboys are looking to string together back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month, and the Jayhawks are looking to keep their Big 12 title hopes intact. We have slipped into bizarro world.

At 5-1, Kansas’ only blemish is a loss to a Top 10 Texas squad, but the Jayhawks also started 5-1 last season before dripping seven of eight. Will they be able to remain relevant in the conference title race?

Oklahoma State avoided a three-game skid by upsetting reigning Big 12 champion Kansas State last weekend and looks for a sweep of the Sunflower State to stay relevant in, well, football.

Pregame Homework

Catchup with the Cowboys with this week’s Practice Notebook.
KU has been rotating QBs as well, but so far, the Jayhawks are no worse for wear.
The Pistols Firing staff was split on our predictions for this one.

Uni Reveal: The Cowboys are donning orange-orange-white to commemorate Terry Miller’s Ring of Honor induction.
Injury Report: [N/A]

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