The Cowboys hope to keep their Big 12 Championship dreams alive by taking care of business in Ames, Iowa as they face the Iowa State Cyclones.
The home team got on the board first, Kyle Kempt marched his offense down the field on an 11 play, 73 yard drive and found the end zone on a 14 yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard and Iowa State led 7-0 early.
After failing to convert a third down, the Cowboys were held scoreless and Iowa State's offense came back on the field and capitalized. David Montgomery's 22 yard touchdown run put the Cyclones up 14-0.
Mason Rudolph responded with the next chance he was given, Oklahoma State scored their first touchdown with 1:31 remaining in the first quarter as the quarterback connected with Marcell Ateman on a 21 yard touchdown pass.
Oklahoma State tied the game at 14 early in the second quarter off a nine yard run by Justice Hill.
The Cowboys took their first lead of the game when Hill brought the Pokes offense to the one yard line on a 52 yard run. The Tulsa native punched it in on third and goal, for his second touchdown of the game and OSU went up 21-14.
The Cyclones tied the game right before half. A 91 yard, seven play drive, was punctuated by a Joel Lanning one yard touchdown run. The score was 21-21 at the end of two quarters.
In the 3rd quarter, Iowa State jumped out to a 28-24 lead when Montgomery scored on a three yard touchdown run.
Despite being held to a field goal on their previous drive, the Cowboys regained control the next time they took the field. An 81 yard pass from Mason Rudolph to Jalen McCleskey set up a one yard touchdown run for Hill. Oklahoma State retook the lead with a score of 31-28.
In the 4th, the Cyclones rallied. A 22 yard pass from Lanning was met with a spectacular reception in the end zone by Allen Lazard.
Iowa State's 35-31 lead was trimmed when Oklahoma State settled for a 41 yard field goal by Matt Amendola on the ensuing drive.
And ISU continued to fight, after a targeting penalty against Tre Flowers, Montgomery made the Pokes pay with a 14 yard run to put the cyclones up 41-34 with just over eight minutes left in the game.
Rudolph responded, a 30 yard touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman brought the Cowboys within two. Due to costly penalties by the Cyclone's defense, Oklahoma State had not one, not two, but three attempts at a two point conversion and were able to capitalize with a one yard run from Hill to tie the game at 42.
The Cowboys were quick to business the next time they had the ball, Rudolph hit Dillon Stoner for a 19 yard touchdown pass to cap off a 3 play, 51 yard drive. OSU jumped out to a 49-42 lead.
True to name, the Cardiac Cowboys came to play yet again. This time, the defense made plays when it mattered the most.
The Cyclones were poised to score with less than a minute on the clock, but a pass break up by Rodarius Williams in the end zone followed by a touchback interception by A.J. Green, secured the Cowboys win.
Oklahoma State survives the Cyclones with a final score of 49-42.