Wednesday, January 4, 2012

OSU Made Best Use of its Time in Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma State's reputation as a team that scores in a hurry is well-deserved. Just ask Stanford.

The third-ranked Cowboys' 41-38 overtime victory against the No. 4 Cardinal in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Monday might have come down to field goals, but it was set up by the lightning-quick response they had to every Stanford score.

Oklahoma State (12-1) played catch-up all night. It never led until Quinn Sharp kicked a 22-yard field goal in the extra period. The Cowboys prevailed because they moved the ball long distances in short periods when they needed to most, sparked by the pitch-and-catch combination of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon.

The longest of Oklahoma State's five touchdown drives took 2 minutes, 23 seconds. After falling behind 14-0 in the second quarter, the Cowboys pulled even by scoring twice in the space of 2:02 on drives of 84 and 67 yards.

Read the full story in the USA Today

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