No. 6 Ok­la­homa beats Ok­la­homa State, 48-47

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

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.

Tay­lor Cor­nelius con­nected with Ty­lan Wal­lace on a 24-yard TD 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 (91, 6-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) 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.

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.

Brooks had a 5-yard touch­down on the last play of the third quar­ter to give Ok­la­homa a 41-35 lead. Hub­bard scored with 12:20 to play, but 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. 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.

On the fourth of those pos­ses­sions, the Spar­tans had to punt from their own end zone. They took a safety that ap­peared in­ten­tional, giv­ing Ohio State a 9-6 lead. The en­su­ing free kick went out of bounds, giv­ing the Buck­eyes the ball at the 50, and then Chris­man pinned Michi­gan State back again.

Ohio State cap­i­tal­ized on that punt when a shot­gun snap by Michi­gan State hit the man in mo­tion. Dre’Mont Jones re­cov­ered the fum­ble in the end zone, giv­ing Ohio State a 16-6 ad­van­tage. in­jury. He caught 10 passes for 102 yards but cost his team dearly with back-to­back drops and a lost fum­ble in the sec­ond half.

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