Saturday, July 20, 2024

Oklahoma State knocks off No. 23 Kansas, 39-32

Brennan Presley’s 6-yard touchdown run with 2:33 left lifted host Oklahoma State past No. 23 Kansas 39-32 on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

The Cowboys (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) defeated the Jayhawks for the seventh straight time in Stillwater.

Ollie Gordon became the first OSU player since 1990 to have 100 yards rushing (168) and receiving (116) in the same game.

Kansas (5-2, 2-2) again played without QB Jalon Daniels. Jason Bean started and threw for career highs in yards (410) and touchdowns (five), but he had two second-half turnovers that changed the momentum.

The game was a back-and-forth affair with five lead changes.

Bean found Quentin Skinner for his fifth touchdown pass early in the second half, a 42-yard strike to give KU a 32-24 lead.

A pair of short Alex Hale field goals cut the Kansas lead to 32-30 early in the fourth quarter, but a missed 43-yarder with just under 10 minutes left kept the Cowboys from retaking the lead. But after forcing a turnover on downs, the Cowboys marched 50 yards to take the lead on Presley’s touchdown. Hale connected from 42 yards for the final points.

Oklahoma State took the opening kickoff and went 77 yards in just five plays for a quick 7-0 lead. QB Alan Bowman found Gordon for a 17-yard touchdown pass in the right flat. The big play was a 50-yard screen to Gordon on the first play from scrimmage.

After the Cowboys forced a KU punt, OSU went 83 yards in nine plays. Bowman found Presley for a 20-yard touchdown on another screen and the Cowboys were up 14-0 halfway through the first quarter.

Kansas got on the board on its next drive. Bean found Trevor Wilson open deep for a 47-yard touchdown pass.

Hale’s 28-yard field goal pushed the lead to 17-7 for OSU.

Bean then found tight end Mason Fairchild wide open for a 30-yard touchdown to draw the Jayhawks to within 17-13, as the extra point was blocked. Following an OSU three-and-out, Bean found Fairchild uncovered again on a 44-yard score and a 19-17 Kansas lead.

Gordon’s second touchdown, a 42-yard run, gave the Cowboys a 24-19 the lead with just under three minutes left in the half.

But Bean and the Jayhawks responded. Bean hit Skinner for a 49-yard touchdown. The 2-point conversion failed and the Jayhawks led 25-24 at halftime.

Bowman threw for 336 yards and the two TDs.

–Field Level Media

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