NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds remaining to force overtime and Ben Grogan kicked a 21-yard field goal in the extra period to give Oklahoma State a 38-35 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday.
On the first overtime possession, Oklahoma’s Michael Hunnicutt missed a 44-yard field goal attempt. Oklahoma State took over and pounded the ball with Desmond Roland to set up the winning kick.
Hill caught the ball at the Oklahoma State 8-yard. The track sprinter cut toward the left sideline, split two defenders, picked up a block at the Oklahoma State 45 and went all the way to the end zone. He finished the game with 186 all-purpose yards.
Mason Rudolph passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and Brandon Sheperd caught seven passes for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (6-6, 4-5 Big 12), who snapped a five-game losing streak to become bowl eligible.
Samaje Perine ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma (8-4, 5-4), but left the game in the third quarter with a left leg injury and didn’t return. The Sooners led 28-14 when he was injured.
Aaron Ripkowski ran for two 1-yard touchdowns and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass for the Sooners, who lost their third home game this season.
Perine was hit and fumbled with 5:51 left in the third quarter. A hush fell over the crowd as he remained on the ground after the play. He got up and put pressure on his right leg as he was helped off the field. An Oklahoma medical staff member put ice around Perine’s left ankle once he went to the sideline.
The game started off in grand fashion for Perine. He ripped off five carries for 50 yards and a touchdown on the game’s opening drive to put the Sooners up 7-0.
Oklahoma State came right back, as Roland’s 1-yard touchdown run tied the game midway through the first quarter.
Ripkowski punched it in early in the second quarter to put the Sooners up 14-7.
The Cowboys responded again when Rudolph connected with Sheperd for a 39-yard touchdown that tied the score.
Perine scored again, this time from 9 yards, to put the Sooners up 21-14. On Oklahoma’s next possession, Ripkowski carried four Oklahoma State defenders into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown catch that put the Sooners up 28-14.
Oklahoma State seized momentum, and Roland’s 3-yard touchdown run cut Oklahoma’s lead to 28-21 early in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma’s other backs filled in nicely for Perine at first. Keith Ford had a 56-yard run, and Ripkowski plowed in again to put the Sooners up 35-21 with 7:54 to play.
Oklahoma State wasn’t done. A 43-yard touchdown pass from Rudolph to Sheperd cut Oklahoma’s lead to 35-28 to set up the dramatic finish.
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