SPRING, Texas — ARLINGTON, Texas It was a matter of millimetres. Dezmon Jackson, a rushing back for Oklahoma State, was stopped just short of the end zone pylon, ending the Cowboys’ amazing season.
On Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Baylor defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-16 to win the Big 12 title. The Cowboys had a chance to overcome quarterback Spencer Sanders’ four interceptions, but they failed on fourth down from the one yard line in the last minute.
The Cowboys’ Inability to Score in the Red Zone was Just as Fatal as the Four Interceptions.
On their previous possession, while behind by only two points (21-13), OSU drove to within a point of scoring but were ultimately forced to settle for a field goal.
A pass interference call in the end zone gave the Cowboys first and goal at the 1 in the dying seconds. Jackson made a last-ditch effort to score on a run to the corner, but OSU stopped him on two run plays and an incomplete pass on third down.
It’s been ten years, but the good memories of OSU’s 2011 campaign have more than outweighed the bad.
Analysis of Oklahoma State’s football game against Baylor: The Cowboys’ defence was superb once again.
Warren and Martin Both Hit the Century Mark Once More.
Warren rushed for more than 100 yards for the third straight week, and his team needed every yard of it. On only 37 carries, Warren gained 128 yards and scored twice.
Additionally, receiver Tay Martin achieved triple digits for the third time this season, in each of the three full games he has played. Martin finished with 108 yards on seven catches, including a number of outstanding plays near the sideline that kept OSU drives alive.
Spencer Sanders, a Tasmanian devil, provides the Ohio State Buckeyes a chance at a magical season in football. Despite Baylor’s best efforts, Oklahoma State’s Jaylen Warren has continued his crazy rushing performance for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys jumped out to an early lead, defeating Baylor 34-22 at halftime despite the Bears’ dismal 25.8 percent shooting. In the second half, Baylor came back and had two opportunities to win or tie in the final 35 seconds. A pair of errors by Adam Flagler ultimately cost them.
The Dawn of a New Age
Non-Oklahoma school has been at the top of the Big 12 since 2014. The Bears’ victory on Saturday gave them their third Big 12 title since the league’s inception in 1996, tying them with Texas for second place.
Notably, Texas and Oklahoma will be leaving the Big 12 for the SEC in the near future, leaving only Baylor as a current Big 12 member with multiple outright championships. As a new era begins in the league, Baylor is establishing itself.
With Dave Aranda at the helm for a second year, Baylor has a chance to start over in the Big 12 if they can win the conference title. The Bears will be among the best teams in the new 12-team Big 12 conference.