Cowboys Shut Down West Virginia for Easy Win in Morgantown


Oklahoma State’s defense held West Virginia to just 133 total yards and the offense got a pair of touchdowns from Tay Martin to beat West Virginia 24-3 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Saturday.

OSU’s offense only gained 285 total yards, but they did what they needed to, with Spencer Sanders completing 21 of 31 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

The Mountaineers had two turnovers and had just 17 yards rushing.

West Virginia got the ball first and got a 32-yard pass play from Jarrett Doege to Sam James.

That helped set up a 30-yard field goal by Casey Legg and the Mountaineers led 3-0 with 9:21 to play in the first quarter.

Both teams punted next, with OSU going three-and-out.

On the Cowboys’ second possession, Spencer Sanders had a short pass intercepted by Dante Stills at the OSU 40-yard line.

On second down, Jason Taylor knocked the ball from Doege, and when Devin Harper tried to scoop it up, he accidentally kicked it back into WVU territory, and the Mountaineers recovered for a loss of 26 yards.

Two plays later, they punted to the OSU 5-yard line.

Both teams exchanged punts again, then the Cowboys put together the first touchdown drive, going 53 yards in seven plays, with Sanders lobbing a pass to Tay Martin for a 7-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 7-3 lead with 8:32 to play in the second quarter.

OSU’s defense forced a WVU punt after three downs, then marched to get a 34-yard field goal from Tanner Brown to take a 10-3 lead with 1:11 to play in the first half.

The teams exchanged punts to start the second half, then OSU punted again on their second possession, but West Virginia’s Graeson Malashevich had the ball hit off his facemask and OSU’s Korie Black recovered at the WVU 26-yard line.

It took OSU just four plays to capitalize on the mistake.

Sanders lobbed a pass to Martin again for a 12-yard touchdown and the Cowboys led 17-3 with 5:30 to play in the third quarter.

Martin had 7 catches for 63 yards

The third quarter ended with three consecutive possessions resulting in punts.

Oklahoma State got the ball at the WVU 45-yard line to start the fourth quarter, and went 4 plays to score.

Sanders passed to Jaden Bray for 28 yards, then Jaylen Warren scored on a 13-yard touchdown run to make it 24-3 Cowboys with 13:20 to play in the fourth quarter.

Warren had 78 yards rushing on 16 carries.

After an exchange of punts, OSU’s defense got the ball back when Christian Holmes intercepted Doege at the Mountaineers’ 42-yard line.

The Cowboys have won six in a row over West Virginia.

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