DALLAS (FWAA) – The Oklahoma State Cowboys
beat their highest-ranked opponent since 2015, and Taylor Cornelius
and Tylan Wallace had banner days through the air in a 38-35 win
over No. 6 Texas at Boone Pickens Stadium. For winning a fourth
straight game over the Longhorns and ending their six-game win streak,
Oklahoma State has earned the Reveal Suits National Team
of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 27.
This is the third time that Oklahoma State has earned this honor,
which dates to 2002, and its first since 2013. The announcement
came on "Off Campus with Mark Packer" on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
Each Monday during the season, the Reveal Suits National Team of
the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays
from 4-7 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly
winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be
Cornelius, the Cowboys’ senior quarterback, finished the first
half 16-of-21 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns and added
a rushing touchdown as OSU rolled up a 31-14 halftime lead. He keyed
the Cowboys’ big start with key passes on third downs, extending
drives by connecting on 6-of-7 passes for 84 yards on third-down
plays alone in the first half, and finished with 321 passing yards
for his fourth 300-yard game of the season. Most of that yardage
went to Wallace, who had already achieved career highs of 167 receiving
yards and two receiving touchdowns by halftime, and finished with
222 receiving yards, the eighth-best single-game total by an OSU
“That one was a little more fun than the last couple,” coach
Mike Gundy said. “We were pretty good across the board. Overall,
very balanced offensively. I thought our offensive line was excellent.
In fact, I thought the first half they were somewhat dominant for
where we've been during the year. The crowd was fantastic, homecoming
was fantastic. Obviously, the weather is beautiful. It was a good
time to play and win in primetime. I'm proud of them, I want them
to enjoy it tonight and we have to get back to work tomorrow.”
OSU has now won seven of its last nine games against Texas. Also
of note is the Cowboys have won 20 of their last 21 games when leading
at halftime over the last two seasons, and are 16-3 in its last
19 games decided by less than 10 points.
The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Oct. 27 were:
• Arizona State (4-4): The Sun Devils snapped
USC’s 19-game home winning streak with a 38-35 win at the Coliseum.
The win also ended USC's 14-game Pac-12 home win streak, and
was USC coach Clay Helton's first home conference loss in 20
games. Eno Benjamin ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns for
ASU, and N'Keal Harry had two receiving scores.
• Georgia (7-1): Jake Fromm threw three
touchdown passes, each of them on third-down plays, and No.
7 Georgia beat No. 9 Florida for a second straight season, 36-17.
Fromm was 17-of-24 passing for 240 yards, and the Georgia defense
came up with three takeaways.
• Houston (7-1): Quarterback D'Eriq King
accounted for a career-high seven touchdowns, throwing for five
touchdowns and 419 yards while adding two more rushing touchdows
as Houston took control of the American Conference West Division
race with a 57-36 over No. 21 USF. Houston won its fifth straight
with a season-high 684 yards of total offense.
• Kansas (3-5): The Jayhawks’ Big 12-leading
takeaway defense came up big again, recovering a fumble at their
own 6-yard line with 58 seconds left to end a four-game losing
streak and get their first Big 12 win. It was Kansas’ first
win over TCU since 1997, before the two schools became conference
• Northwestern (5-3): The Wildcats took
advantage of Wisconsin turnovers, and Clayton Thorson ran for
two touchdowns and threw for another as Northwestern claimed
the top spot in the Big Ten West Division with a 31-17 win over
the No. 20 Badgers. Isaiah Bowser rushed for 117 yards and a
touchdown for Northwestern.
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