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Oklahoma State Achieves Bowl Eligibility In Win Over TCU

With Tylan Wallace out for the remainder of the year, the Cowboys got a crucial win against the Horned Frogs on Saturday.

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Quarterback Spencer Sanders of the Oklahoma State Cowboys leaps into the end zone - Getty Images - Brian Bahr
Getty Images - Brian Bahr

Oklahoma State exorcised their demons and walked away from Saturday with a 34-27 win against the TCU Horned Frogs, and their 14th straight year of bowl eligibility.

The Cowboys started off the game in blitzkrieg fashion, by ending their first two drives, with a Matt Amendola field goal and Spencer Sanders dropping a 57-yard dime to Dillon Stoner to make the score 10-0. TCU in the drives to follow were unable to put together a complete drive with both ending in a punt and an interception for quarterback Max Duggan. It was not until a minute left in the first quarter when TCU finally got on the scoreboard with a Jonathan Song field goal, making the score 10-3. 

Oklahoma State responded with one final scoring drive in the first half by way of Spencer Sanders to Dillon Stoner again. Making the score 17-3, but TCU owned the second quarter. Putting together two scoring drives with Max Duggan doing his best impersonation of 2010 Cam Newton, and putting the Horned Frogs on his back. In the two drives, Duggan accounted for a total of 130 yards passing and rushing, making the halftime score 17-17. 

The second half is when Cowboy running back Chuba Hubbard was able to set the record straight on why he is the best running back in college football. On the second Cowboy drive of the half, all it took was one play and 13 seconds, for Chuba to go 92 yards and push the score to 24-17. 

After the Oklahoma State defense was able to force two more turnovers for a total of four in the game. Chuba again, only needed two plays to go 62 yards to the house and push the score to 31-17 putting the score out of reach for the Horned Frogs. 

After one final TCU touchdown courtesy of a Sewo Olonilua one-yard rushing touchdown and then another Jonathan Song field goal. The Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated the TCU Horned Frogs, 34-27. 

This pushes the Cowboys to (6-3) and (3-3) in conference play on the season and bowl eligible, meanwhile the Horned Frogs move to (4-4) and (2-3) in conference play, while still searching for two wins to achieve bowl eligibility. 

Oklahoma State moves onto their second bye week of the season. While TCU prepares for a home meeting with Baylor.

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