OSU Cowboys Upset #13 Red Raiders, 24-17

Texas Tech rallies from 17 point deficit, falls just short of pulling out the victory

The Oklahoma State Cowboys shut down Texas Tech's air raid offense to pick up their first conference win of the season. Despite the Red Raiders rallying from a 17-0 deficit, OSU held on to score on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds left in the game and win the game 24-17.

Quarterback Cody Hodges threw for 308 yards and 1 touchdown and rushed for 36 yards. However, he also threw and interception and fumbled the ball with 10:51 left to go in the 4th quarter, which set up the Cowboys' winning touchdown. Tech was also a dismal 0-10 on third down conversions.

Robert Johnson led the Red Raider receivers catching 5 balls for 70 yards. Tight end Bristol Olomua had 64 receiving yards on 3 catches. Jarrett Hicks made 8 catches for 63 yards and the only touchdown of the game for the Red Raider offense. Joel Filani caught 2 balls for 52 yards.

OSU's defense held Tech to only 30 rushing yards in the game and the normally explosive Taurean Henderson to -6 yards rushing on 8 carries. Henderson's 23 receiving yards made him the the 3rd Division I-A player to have over 2,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards in his career.

Texas Tech's defensive unit gave up 303 rushing yards and was unable to make big stops, allowing the Cowboys to go 9-17 on 3rd down conversions. Despite junior defensive tackle Chris Hudler's fumble recovery in the end zone in the 4th quarter to tie the game, the D was unable to stop OSU's Julius Crosslin, who carried the Cowboy's offense during their game-winning drive.

After the game, Coach Leach stated, "They hit harder than we did. They ran faster than we did. They wanted to win the game more than we did."

The Red Raiders hope to rebound next week in their final conference game next Saturday against Oklahoma. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. and the game will be broadcast on FSN.


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