Sooners stop late two-point try, top Oklahoma State
Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State 48-47 on Saturday at Norman, Oklahoma.
Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard touchdown pass to cut Oklahoma’s lead to one with 1:03 to play. Oklahoma State went for two, but Cornelius threw short and into coverage, and the pass fell incomplete. Oklahoma recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
Kennedy Brooks ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns, Trey Sermon ran for 120 yards and two scores and Marquise Brown caught eight passes for 142 yards and a score for the Sooners (9-1, 6-1 Big 12,
No. 6 CFP).
Cornelius passed for a career-high 501 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys (5-5, 2-5). Wallace caught 10 passes for 220 yards and two scores. Chuba Hubbard ran for
104 yards and three scores, but he lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma State took a 35-34 lead in the third quarter on Hubbard’s 2yard run, but the Sooners responded quickly. Brooks had a 5-yard touchdown on the last play of the third quarter to give Oklahoma a 41-35 lead.
Hubbard scored again with 12:20 to play, but Oklahoma State kicker
Matt Ammendola missed the extra point, leaving it tied at 41.
With Oklahoma State driving for the lead, Hubbard fumbled, and Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray recovered with 6:09 to play. Oklahoma took advantage when Trey Sermon powered in from the 1 with 3:29 left, setting up Oklahoma State’s final drive.
A No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 18 Mississippi State 0: Josh Jacobs ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass and the top-ranked Crimson Tide had their second straight shutout, beating the visiting Bulldogs. With quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still battling a gimpy right knee, the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) turned to defense for another vintage performance. The offense raced to a fast start but mostly stalled from there against the Bulldogs (6-4, 2-4).
A No. 4 Michigan 42, Rutgers 7: Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon had two 1-yard scoring runs and the Wolverines kept their national championship hopes intact. The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and remain in first place in the conference’s East Division. They host Indiana before closing the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State. Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) didn’t have a yard passing until the third quar- ter.
A No. 7 West Virginia 47, TCU 10: Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and the host Mountaineers rolled over the Horned Frogs. West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) as it pursues a possible berth in the conference championship game with two regular-season games left. The Mountaineers scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span of the second quarter to break open a tie game. TCU (4-6, 2-5) was held to a seasonlow 222 yards of offense.
A No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 24 Michigan State 6: Drue Chrisman kept Michigan State pinned back with a sensational second half of punting, and the Buckeyes eventually pulled away for a victory over the host Spartans. In a tight defensive struggle, the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) enjoyed a huge advantage in field position during the second half. Chrisman’s punts forced Michigan State (6-4, 4-3, No. 18) to start its first five drives after halftime from its own 5, 6, 3, 1 and 2-yard line.
A No. 10 Washington State 31, Colorado 7: Gardner Minshew II overcame a slow start and three fourth-down failures to lead the visiting Cougars past the nose-diving Buffaloes. The Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) won their sixth straight. The Buffaloes (5-5, 2-5) lost their fifth straight despite the return of star receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.
A Tennessee 24, No. 12 Kentucky 7: Jarrett Guarantano threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway on the final play of the first half and Darrell Taylor had four sacks for the host Volunteers (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference). Tennessee beat Kentucky (7-3, 5-3, No. 11 CFP) at Neyland Stadium for a 17th straight time.
A No. 21 Penn State 22, Wisconsin 10: Trace McSorley tied Penn State’s record for wins by a quarterback with his 29th, and the host Nittany Lions beat the Badgers. Miles Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and McSorley completed 19 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a TD while matching Todd Blackledge’s victory total from 1980-82. Penn State (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten, No. 20 CFP) held the Badgers (6-4, 4-3) to 125 yards in the second half and sacked backup quarterback Jack Coan five times.
A No. 23 Iowa State 28, Baylor 14: Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and the host Cyclones topped the Bears after a skirmish in the third quarter resulted in unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for each player on both teams. Purdy threw for 230 yards as Iowa State (6-3, 5-2, No. 22 CFP) won a fifth straight Big 12 game in the same season for the first time. Baylor falls to
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray scrambles to look for a receiver Saturday against rival Oklahoma State. He finished the games with 349 yards passing.