Oklahoma State’s football team overcome a -3 turnover margin to beat Baylor 24-14 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday night.
OSU quarterback Spencer Sanders threw three interceptions, but also passed for 182 yards, and Jaylen Warren rushed for 125 yards on 36 carries to help the Cowboys to the win.
The Cowboys got the ball to start the game marched 75 yards in 12 plays, with Jaylen Warren coring on an 8-yard touchdown run to put OSU on top 7-0 with 10:40 to play in the first quarter.Baylor had o punt on their opening possession, then got the ball back when Spencer Sanders was intercepted by Bryson Jackson at the OSU 36-yard line.
Three Bears offensive plays lost eight yards and Baylor had to punt.
OSU began the possession at their own 15-yard line and went deep into Baylor territory, but Sanders was intercepted by J.T. Woods at the Baylor 7-yard line.
Baylor couldn’t move the ball and had to punt, and it appeared OSU had made a big offensive play on their ensuing possession with a 35-yard pass from Sanders to Tay Martin, but OSU was called for an ineligible man downfield and the play was nullified.
OSU had to punt, and both teams exchanged two punts before the Cowboys doubled up the lead in the final minute.
Sanders went deep to Rashod Owens for a 32-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 14-0 lead with 36 seconds left in the first half.
On OSU’s first possession of the second half, Sanders had a pass tipped and intercepted by Dylan Doyle at the Cowboys’ 31-yard line.
The Cowboy defense held though and forced a Baylor punt.
OSU punted back, and then Baylor ended their scoring drought.
On 4th and 2 at their own 45-yard line, Baylor went for it and Abram Smith scored on a 55-yard touchdown run to cut the Cowboys’ lead in half at 14-7 with 3:14 to play in the third quarter.
OSU responded with a Sanders/Martin show, with Sanders passing to Tay Martin for gains of 21, 23, and 26 yards.
Martin had 108 yards receiving on 7 catches.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Tanner Brown kicked a 20-yard field goal to give OSU a 17-7 lead with 14:56 to play.
Baylor answered with a touchdown drive.
The big play was a 44-yard pass from Gerry Bohanon to Tyquan Thornton to the OSU 21-yard line.
Bohanon capped the drive with a one-yard sneak for the touchdown to cut the Cowboys’ lead to 17-14 with 12:04 to play.
Baylor forced an OSU punt, then on their next possession, went for the first down on 4th and 4 at their own 36-yard line.
Bohanon’s pass was incomplete and OSU took over on downs at the Bears’ 36-yard line.
Both teams exchanged punts after three-down possessions, then OSU marched inside the Baylor 5-yard line.
On 4th and 2 from the Baylor 4, Warren scored on a run to give OSU a 24-14 lead with 2:10 to play.
Baylor turned the ball over on downs on the ensuing possession and the Cowboys ran out the clock.
Baylor had won five of the last seven meetings in the series.
OSU improves to 5-0 for the first time since 2015 and are 2-0 in Big 12 play.
The Cowboys have next weekend off, then visit Texas on October 16.