Tulsa at Oklahoma State

Sept. 11, 2004<BR> Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Okla.<BR> Tulsa at Oklahoma State<BR> Coming off the win over UCLA, Oklahoma came out and looked like a dominant team on the first play as Cowboy defensive end Marquis Fountain welcomed Tulsa quarterback James Kilian with a sack for a three-yard loss. Kilian came back just a few plays later to hit Jermaine Landrum on a 49-yard touchdown pass.

O-State cornerback Robert Jones got a little too aggressive going for the interception and Landrum caught the ball and sprinted the final 22 yards for the score. That started a knockdown drag out affair that lasted until the final buzzer. The Cowboys lost tailback Vernand Morency with a bruised shoulder on the first offensive series, but Seymore Shaw came on to carry 22 times for 71 yards including a two-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter. The Cowboys took the lead before halftime. Following a missed TU field goal, Donovan Woods found tight end Billy Bajema on a flag route for a 39-yard score and a 14-7 advantage. Woods was 7-of-14 passing for 121 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for 56 yards on 10 carries. In fact, after Robert Jones returned the second half kickoff 40 yards, Woods finished the scoring drive with a nine-yard option keeper for a touchdown.

Before the end of the third quarter, Kilian, who was 14-of-23 in the game for 293 yards, hit Montiese Culton for a 33-yard touchdown to narrow the OSU lead to 21-14. The fourth quarter was scoreless as OSU used the combination of Shaw, Woods and Greg Jones, who had 41 yards on seven carries, to run the clock. OSU finished the game on the 1-yard line. The Cowboys outgained Tulsa (312 yards to 293), and the Golden Hurricane had zero yards rushing. Bajema led OSU in receiving with three receptions for 66 yards and a score, while Culton lead Tulsa in receiving with five catches for 156 yards. The Cowboys had 21 first downs to Tulsa's 10, but more importantly, won the game 21-14.

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