Oklahoma 48, Oklahoma State 47
What Happened: In a wild and crazy shootout, Oklahoma State pulled within one in the final moments on a 24-yard Tylan Wallace touchdown catch, but QB Taylor Cornelius misfired on a two-point conversion attempt, and Oklahoma survived.
Neither defense could so much of anything in the first half, highlighted by a 51-yard touchdown catch from Hollywood Brown to give OU the lead, and a Cornelius pass to Wallace for a 49-yard play – the Sooners led 34-28 going into the locker room.
Chuba Hubbard ran for three second half touchdowns for OSU, but OU pulled ahead with a touchdown to go up seven on a quick drive finishing with a one-yard Trey Sermon run, with the extra point turning out to be the game-winner.
What Mattered: Kyler Murray made a huge Heisman statement, completing 21-of-29 passes for 349 yards and a score. He ran for 66 yards, Kennedy Brooks ran for 165 yards and three scores, and Trey Sermon ran 16 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The Sooners finished with 353 yards on the ground.
– Taylor Cornelius went off, completing 34-of-53 passes for 501 yards and three scores, and Hubbard ran for 104 yards and three scores. Wallace led the way with ten catches for 220 yards and two scores, and Tyron Johnson caught 11 passes for 128 yards and a score.
– Oklahoma cranked up 7-2 yards of total offense, Oklahoma State came up with 640 yards of O. The two teams combined for 68 first downs and just one turnover.
What It All Means: Oklahoma stays alive in the College Football Playoff hunt. Now, the Sooners have to not whiff against Kansas, setting up the first of possibly two games against West Virginia. All that matters is winning out. Keep doing that, get to 12-1 with a Big 12 title, and watch how things fall into place.
– Oklahoma State still has to come up with a win to get bowl eligible, and it’s not going to be easy. First, it’s time to get into another firefight against West Virginia, and then there’s a trip to TCU.
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