The first quarter did not go as expected only combining for 3 points. Oklahoma was forced to punt on all 3 of the possessions only gaining 40 yards. The Cowboys had to punt on 3 out of 4 drives tacking a field goal from 19 yards out. Oklahoma State gained 122 yards and 66 from Justice Hill. The Cowboys dominated the field position battle in this quarter. The average starting position for the Cowboys was the 36 yard line and the Sooners at their own 15 yard line.
The second quarter was very different then the 1st. Both teams combined for 31 points the Sooners scoring 17 and the Cowboys adding 14. The Cowboys again controlled the position battle averaging a starting spot on their own 33 yard line. The Sooners averaged a starting spot of the 21 yard line. The Sooner slowly started to establish the passing game with Baker Mayfield throwing for 237 yards completing 8-13 with 2 touchdowns. Dede Westbrook was under a concussion protocol after a hit by Jordan Sterns. The Cowboys ran the ball very well in today’s game for 186 yards, Justice Hill had 92 yards on 10 carries and Chris Carson had 9 carries for 67 yards and 1 touchdown. (score at halftime Oklahoma 17 Oklahoma state 17)
The 3rd quarter was dominated by the Sooners winning the points for the Oklahoma 17 Oklahoma State 3. The running game for the Sooners took off during this quarter. Samaje Perine had 22 carries for 145 yards and he added one touchdown. After star wide receiver Dede Westbrook had to leave the game, wide receiver Geno Lewis had 3 catches for 28 yards and a touchdown. Baker Mayfield keeps his Heisman hopes alive completing 12-18 adding 239 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mason Rudolph completed 7-17 throwing for 149 yards. Oklahoma owned the field position battle in this quarter. Oklahoma averaged starting on the 24 yard line and the Cowboys starting at the 17. (Score at the end of the 3rd Oklahoma 31 Oklahoma State 20.)
The 4th quarter was slow going for both teams only 7 points combined. The Sooners had Joe Mixon take a 79 yard touchdown run with 9:35 remaining in this quarter. The Cowboys won the position battle in the 4th quarter with an average start at the 38 yard line and the Sooners with an average of 29. The Sooners had to have guys step up like Samaje Perine, Joe Mixon and Geno Lewis. ( Final score: Oklahoma 38 Oklahoma State 20)
Who controlled the stat line:
The Sooner owned the total yards with 629 yards and the Cowboys having 403. The Sooners also controlled the first downs gaining 25 and the Cowboys only gaining 17. The Sooners won the time of possession having the ball for a total of 35:07 and the Cowboys 24:53.
Co-players of the game:
Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine – Perine had 37 carries adding 239 yards with 1 touchdown. Mixon had 11 carries for 99 yards rushing and added 1 touchdown. He also had a receiving touchdown.
Key performances for Oklahoma:
Baker Mayfield, 13-19 completions for 288 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Dede Westbrook, 4 catches for 111 yards and 1 touchdown.
Key performances for Oklahoma State:
Justice Hill, 16 carries for 99 yard rushing.
Chris Carson, 12 carries 91 yards rushing and 1 touchdowns.