Oklahoma State defensive safety Trey Rucker forced a fumble to get the Cowboys to the Big 12 title game. Rucker stripped the ball from BYU tight end Isaac Rex to preserve a 40-34 double overtime win for the No. 20 Cowboys and get them a matchup with No. 7 Texas in the Dec. 2 championship game.
OSU’s win came after the Cowboys overcame an 18-point second-half deficit until BYU forced overtime with a field goal as the fourth quarter ended.
BYU had a 24-6 halftime lead after Oklahoma State had one of its worst first halves of the season. The Cowboys trailed by 18 late into the third quarter, too, before star running back Ollie Gordon scored his second touchdown of the day.
Gordon went on to score three more times before the game ended. His third touchdown gave Oklahoma State (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) a 2724 lead with 53 seconds to go, but BYU didn’t fold. Jake Retzlaff led the Cougars down the field and Will Ferrin hit a 48-yard field goal as regulation ended.
Gordon finished the game with 34 carries for 166 yards and also had four catches for 10 yards. Gordon enters the Big 12 championship game with 1,580 rushing yards and 20 rushing TDs.