Cowboys Crumble in Cow Town, Fall to TCU 29-22

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Oklahoma State looked to keep their Big 12 title game chances alive as they traveled to TCU. A place they haven’t won since 2016.

OSU got off to a slow start going three and out, but made up for it on defense. Malcolm Rodriguez stripped freshman Zach Evans on a tackle for loss, Brock Martin picked up the fumble and rumbled 42 yards for the touchdown. 7-0 Cowboys.

Following that, the two teams traded defensive stops. The offense got it going following that. Dezmon Jackson busted off a 15 yard run. Then Spencer Sanders connected on a crossing route with Dillon Stoner for 29 yards. That led to a one yard touchdown run for Jackson. Cowboys jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the missed extra point.

That’s how the first quarter ended. TCU had a chance to get on the board to close out their first drive of the quarter, but Griffin Kell missed a 43 yard field goal.

TCU and OSU would once again trade punts. On OSU’s next drive, Spencer Sanders found Jelani Woods for 46 yards which was his biggest play of the season. However, the drive would wrap with Brady Pohl missing a 42 yard field goal. Still 13-0 OSU.

Max Duggan added a one yard touchdown run right before the half and OSU went into the locker room with a 16-7 lead.

In the second half, Max Duggan reeled off a 42 yard touchdown run on fourth down. All the sudden, TCU trailed 16-14. Duggan had 19 carries for 104 yards and two scores.

Zach Evans gave TCU the lead with a one yard touchdown run and the Frogs had a 21-16 lead, but Spencer Sanders connected on a 55 yard touchdown to Tylan Wallave to re-take the lead in the third. But it proved to be costly. Wallace left with a knee injury and did not return.

In the fourth, Derius Davis hauled in a 71 yard strike from Duggan to give the Horned Frogs a 29-22 lead.

OSU had a chance to capitalize and got deep in TCU territory, but Spencer Sanders was picked off with just about four minutes to play. The Cowboys would get another chance though as Amen Ogbongbemiga would strip the ball and get it back to OSU. One of five turnovers the Cowboys forced on the day. However, they could only manage seven points off of those turnovers.

In the end, Spencer Sanders and OSU would turn it over on downs after the turnover and lose to TCU 29-22. Sanders passed for 270 on 16-34 throwing. Max Duggan was 12-26 for 265. Each had a touchdown and a pick.

Dezmon Jackson kept up his hot play with 29 carries and 118 yards. LD Brown and Chuba Hubbard again didn’t play. Tylan Wallace finished with seven grabs and 92 yards and that score.

The loss basically ends OSU’s chances at a Big 12 Championship game appearance. OSU will face off with Baylor next week to close out the regular season.

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