November 25, 2006
Sooners survive Stillwater
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State recovered from a poor defensive showing, found a way to make a late rally and had a chance in the closing moments to make the go-ahead score before falling to Bedlam rival Oklahoma, 27-21, in front of 42,819 fans Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Down 27-14 going into the fourth quarter, the game was starting to look like it was getting out of hand for the Cowboys. But the defense, which had allowed 314 total yards through three quarters, made a stand and gave the offense a chance to win the game at the end.
After scoring on a two-yard pass from Bobby Reid to D'Juan Woods, OSU closed to within 27-21 of OU. With only 1:28 to go in the game, OSU got the ball back on their own 37-yard-line. The Cowboys (6-6 overall, 3-5 Big 12) kept the vaunted Sooner defense on edge, as the Pokes chipped away and kept moving the ball via their empty backfield, five-wide set led by quarterback [/db]Zac Robinson[/db]. The Colorado freshman did not disappoint, moving the ball 37 yards in short order. The key play on the drive was a 4th-and-3 situation, in which Robinson connected to Anthony Parks for 17 yards, moving the Pokes to OU's 25.
After that, OSU had time enough for two plays. Both were incomplete passes. The first to Adarius Bowman. The other to Woods.
Ball game. Sooners win another Stillwater squeaker.
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