The big question entering OSU's battle with TCU was how would the Cowboys rebound from losing All-American Wide Receiver Tylan Wallace?
They missed him on one play. Dillon Stoner dropped a perfectly placed deep ball, but it didn't stall the drive. The Pokes managed to notch three points on a 26 yard Matt Ammendola field goal.
After an OSU stop, it didn't take long for the Cowboys to capitalize. Spencer Sanders connected on a 57 yard touchdown to Dillon Stoner and all of the sudden, OSU held a 10-0 lead.
The Pokes went three an out on their next drive, and following that, Max Duggun threw his second interception of the season on a deep ball that was well overthrown. Kolby Harvell-Peel came up with it and OSU had the ball inside their own five.
OSU would give it back and TCU would close out a drive with a 43 yard Jonathan Song field goal. OSU held a 10-3 lead.
On the Cowboys first drive of the second quarter, Dillon Stoner kept up his hot play. He hauled in a beautifully thrown 22 yard touchdown pass from Spencer Sanders. OSU in control 17-3 early in the second. Stoner finished with three grabs for 93 yards and the two touchdowns.
TCU would storm back in the second scoring 14 points. One on a Max Duggan touchdown run and the other on a 24 yard touchdown pass to Pro Wells. Before OSU knew it, the game was all square at 17 entering halftime.
In the second half, it was Chuba's time to shine. Chuba Hubbard stormed off a 92 yard touchdown run to give the Cowboys a 24-17 lead. Max Duggan couldn't find positive footing in the game. He was lter picked off by Jarrick Bernard, but the Cowboys weren't able to capitalize on the turnover.
In the 4th, OSU dodged a bullet. Spencer Sanders got picked off by Trevon Moehrig, but again the OSU defense came through. Duggan threw his third interception of the game and his second to Kolby Harvell-Peel. Then the Cowboys took their big time shot. Chuba Hubbard found a seam up the middle and took it to the house 62 yards for the touchdown.
Hubbard finished with 20 carries for 223 yards and two scores. OSU led 31-17. Both OSU and TCU would add field goals. And despite having an onside kick with under a minute to go to keep hope alive, Jordan McCray ended that recovering the kick.
OSU has now won two straight games and becomes bowl eligible with a 34-27 win over TCU. Sanders finished the day nine of 15 for 158 yards, two touchdowns, one interception. He also had 19 carries for 88 yards.
Next up for OSU, another bye week. Then the Pokes play host to Les Miles and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 16th.