OSU flashback- Cowboys win at West Virginia in overtime on this day in 2015


On this day in 2015, in spite of a mostly hideous performance by their offense, the 21st-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys remained undefeated by stealing a road victory over West Virginia.

Through four quarters, the score was tied at 26-26. If OSU had not failed to execute on an extra-point attempt after a third-period touchdown, the Cowboys would have had 27 points. Instead, they and the Mountaineers were engaged in an overtime period.

On a fourth-down play, the Cowboys took the lead on a 2-yard run by quarterback J.W. Walsh.

West Virginia failed on a bid to tie as Skyler Howard’s fourth-down pass attempt fell incomplete.

“Well, I’m guessing that TV loves us,” Cowboy coach Mike Gundy said. “If you’re (watching) an Oklahoma State game, you don’t turn it off . . . until the final buzzer goes off.”

It wasn’t a great night for the OSU defense, but it did produce a touchdown (on end Emmanuel Ogbah’s end-zone fumble recovery) and an interception by linebacker Devante Averette (a takeaway that led to a Ben Grogan field goal).

“Ultimately, in the end, we found a way to win,” Gundy said. “Our defense played well enough in the first half to keep us in it. We’re excited about being 6-0.”


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