STILLWATER, Okla. – After a back and forth battle with Kansas State on Saturday, the Cowboys hope to win a fight with TCU to celebrate homecoming next week.
The Cowboys started off strong last Saturday against Kansas State but it quickly turned into a tug-of-war with seven lead changes throughout the game.
Oklahoma State led 17-14 at halftime after quarterback J.W. Walsh ran for a touchdown in the second quarter.
After halftime, Kansas State was able to register a score of its own and take back the lead.
The Cowboys’ defense forced turnovers on three of Kansas State’s possessions to give the ball back to the offense.
However, the offense was stopped short of touchdowns and came away with just two field goals.
With fans on edge, Shaun Lewis and Daytwaion Lowe secured the win by intercepting two of Kansas State’s passes in the fourth quarter.
Now, the Cowboys have a week to come up with a game plan to tackle TCU on Oct. 19.
Texas Christian University is preparing to take on Kansas before heading to Boone Pickens Stadium.
In TCU’s match up with OU, the Horned Frogs didn’t cross midfield in the first half and didn’t record a first down until the third quarter.
TCU tried to establish its running game early but only rushed for 44 yards.
Despite the statistics, the Horned Frogs kept it close and pulled within three points in the third quarter.
Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 166 yards and ran for one touchdown in the loss.
The team is known for its slow starts and its sudden comebacks in the second half of the game.
OSU will rely on key defensive players like Shaun Lewis, Justin Gilbert and Caleb Lavey to disrupt the Horned Frogs’ offensive rhythm.
The Pokes’ offensive lineman are also have to prepare for TCU’s speed and agility.
Led by Chris Hackett and Sam Carter, the Horned Frogs’ secondary has intercepted opposing quarterbacks nine times this season.
The Cowboys have won 25 of their last 39 homecoming games, including a 31-10 win over Iowa State last season.
The game is set for 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 at Boone Pickens Stadium.
It will be televised on FOX.