Texas loses to Oklahoma State, 13-10, in overtime

Annette Crawford
October 21, 2017

An ugly, mistake-filled trip to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium was light on pleasing aesthetics, but ended positively for the Cowboys, keeping their Big 12 championship game and College Football Playoff hopes alive with a 13-10 overtime win against Texas.

On the next play, Shimonek was intercepted by linebacker Marcel Spears Jr., who made a 61-yard return for a touchdown to increase the lead to 31-13 with 9:07 left in the game.

OSU's next drive turned the tide of the game. Freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger is expected to get his fifth career start in this game. Oklahoma State's offensive line, beat up from injuries, had its hands full against Texas' defensive front.

In the second half, the Cowboys' vaunted offense - which entered Saturday's game ranked first nationally in yards per game and second in scoring - was ineffective.

Marcell Ateman couldn't hold onto a third-and-1 pass, forcing the field goal attempt. Last week the Longhorns overcame a 20-point deficit to take a 24-23 lead on Oklahoma before dropping the game 29-24. The Pokes went 96 yards in 10 plays while chewing up 2:52 of game clock. The Cowboys missed a chance at a recovery, but the resulting loss forced Texas to face a third-and-44 and eventually punt.

The conservative calls continued for Oklahoma State.

But OSU's offense lacked the explosion it's had at times this season, and the Cowboys were conservative late, running on five of their final eight plays of regulation.

In overtime Oklahoma State couldn't find pay dirt. He completed 25-of-38 passes for 282 yards and no touchdowns. Kicker Matt Ammendola hit a 34-yard field goal on the Cowboys' overtime possession, which would end up being the winning score. Sam Ehlinger went 22 of 36 for 241 yards and that one interception. Hill sporadically found room to run, but not consistently.

Next up for Oklahoma State, they travel to Morgantown to square off with West Virginia.

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