Oklahoma’s football team gained nearly 500 yards of total offense, but it wasn’t enough against 13th-ranked Florida State, who got a field goal in the final minute for the winning points in a 35-32 win in the Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday.

Ryan Fitzgerald’s 32-yard field goal with 55 seconds left was the difference in a game in which the two teams combined for over 1,000 total yards, and it became a game of swapping scores in the final half.

Oklahoma had two 100-yard rushers, with Gavin Sawchuck gaining 100 yards on 15 carries, and Jovantae Barnes gaining 108 on 27 carries.

Sawchuk and Barnes became the first pair of freshmen to rush for at least 100 yards in the same game at OU since Eric Mitchel and Leon Perry did it against Iowa State in 1985.

Dillon Gabriel passed for 243 yards on 14-for-24 passing, and OU had 12 more offensive plays than Florida State.

Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis was sensational, completing 27 of 38 passes for 418 yards, and gaining 50 yards on seven carries.

Florida State got the ball to start the game and used a 26-yard pass from Jordan Travis to Johnny Wilson, then a 22-yard rush by Treshaun Ward to get to the Sooner 5-yard line.

The Seminoles stalled there, and had to settle for a 22-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald to take a 3-0 lead with 11:26 to play in the first quarter.

Oklahoma’s first possession ended in a touchdown, with OU marching 75 yards in 13 plays, with Dillon Gabriel passing to Jalil Farooq for a 22-yard score to give the Sooners a 7-3 lead with 7:01 left in the first quarter.

Florida State’s next drive ended just short of midfield, as Jeffrey Johnson tackled Trey Benson for a loss of a yard on 4th and 1, and OU took over on downs at the FSU 47-yard line.

OU had to punt to end their ensuing possession, and Florida State went three-and-out before punting back to the Sooners.

Oklahoma then marched 49 yards in eight plays, with Gabriel keeping on a bootleg run for an 8-yard touchdown to give OU a 14-3 lead with 14:31 to play in the first quarter.

Florida State turned the ball over on downs on their ensuing possession, as Travis threw incomplete on 4th and 9 at the OU 43.

Oklahoma got a big play when Gabriel passed deep to Marvin Mims for a gain of 46 yards to the Seminoles’ 16-yard line.

OU went backwards from there, and Zach Schmit missed a 45-yard field goal just wide left with 9:47 to play in the first half.

The Seminoles then put together their first touchdown drive, going 72 yards in six plays.

Travis passed to Ontaria Wilson for a 16-yard touchdown.

On the two-point conversion, Wyatt Rector passed to Brian Courtney to cut the OU lead to 14-11 with 7:18 to play in the second quarter.

The two teams exchanged punts, then OU used the running game to get a field goal to add to their lead.

Gavin Sawchuk gained 25 yards on one run, and the drive ended in a 41-yard field goal by Schmit to give OU a 17-11 lead with 16 seconds left in the first half.

Jordan Travis gained 28 yards to get into OU territory with 4 seconds left, but Ryan Fitzgerald was short on a 54-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the half.

Oklahoma got the ball to start the second half, but had to punt.

Florida State then took the lead, going 94 yards in 15 plays and eating up 4:56 off the clock, with Treshaun Ward finishing the drive on a 1-yard touchdown run to put the Seminoles on top 18-17 with 5:33 left in the third quarter.

Ward had 81 yards rushing on 10 carries.

OU’s ensuing possession ended in a turnover on downs.

Florida State then drove into Sooner territory, but Travis had a pass intercepted by Billy Bowman at the OU 30-yard line on 4th and 3.

Oklahoma went 70 yards in seven plays to regain the lead, with Sawchuk scoring on 15-yard touchdown run.

OU went for two points, and Gabriel passed to Brayden Willis to make it 25-18 Sooners with 13:22 to play.

Florida State responded, going 75 yards in six plays to tie it.

Treshaun Ward scored on a 38-yard touchdown run to make it 25-25 with 11:05 left.

On OU’s ensuing possession, Sawchuk fumbled on a tackle by Omarion Cooper, and Jammie Robinson recovered for FSU at their own 32-yard line.

The Seminoles capitalized, going 68 yards in six plays, with Travis passing to Markeston Douglas for a 17-yard touchdown to put FSU on top 32-25 with 7:22 to play.

OU responde with a 9-play, 75 yard drive.

Gabriel had a run for 24 yards, then passed to Farooq for 28 yards.

On 3rd and 10 from the FSU 12, Jovantae Barnes scored untouched on a run around the left side to tie the game at 32 with 3:37 to play.

FSU responded with a big play, as Travis found Johnny Wilson for a gain of 58 yards to the OU 15-yard line.

Wilson had 8 catches for 202 yards.

That set up a 32-yard field goal by Ryan Fitzgerald to give the Seminoles a 35-32 lead with 55 seconds left.

With no timeouts, OU faced long odds, and Gabriel was sacked with about 10 seconds left and the clock ran out to give the Seminoles the win.

It was OU’s first loss to Florida State since the 1965 Gator Bowl to end the 1964 season, ending a seven-game winning streak for the Sooners over the Seminoles.

This was the eighth meeting between the two schools, with OU leading the series 6-2, and the fifth meeting in a bowl game, with OU leading 3-2 in those games.

OU ends the season 6-7, their first losing season since 1998.

By Brian Brinkley