RUNNING BACK JUSTICE HILL STIFF ARMS HIS WAY TO A FIRST DOWN IN A 123-YARD
PERFORMANCE AGAINST NO. 17 BOISE STATE
122 | 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl
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Game 3: Oklahoma State 44, Boise State 21
September 15 | Boone Pickens Stadium
Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for
another to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise
State 44-21 on Saturday.
Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Tylan
Wallace had five catches for 105 yards for the Cowboys (3-0).
It was one of the most important nonconference wins in Mike
Gundy’s 14-year tenure as coach.
Boise State’s Brett Rypien passed for 380 yards and three
touchdowns, but was sacked seven times and pressured
throughout the day. Jordan Brailford had three sacks, Jarrell
Owens had two and Devin Harper had 1.5. Oklahoma State
held the Broncos (2-1) to 34 yards rushing on 31 attempts.
A blocked punt by Oklahoma State’s Amen Ogbongbemiga
led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Cornelius that gave the Cowboys
a 14-7 lead. Oklahoma State led 17-7 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Oklahoma State’s Jarrick Bernard
blocked another punt, and Za’Carrius Green scored on the return
to push the Cowboys’ lead to 34-14.
Rypien’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Chase Blakley on fourth
down cut the Oklahoma State lead to 34-21 late in the third
quarter, but the Cowboys maintained control. Cornelius closed
the scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run on which several of his
teammates ganged up and pushed him over the goal line.
The Cowboys usually have to depend on their offense to win
games, but they showed they can change the game on defense
and special teams, too.
FRESHMAN SAFETY JARRICK BERNARD CLOSES IN ON BLOCKING A BOISE STATE PUNT – ONE OF TWO KICKS THE COWBOY SPECIAL TEAMS UNIT BLOCKED AGAINST THE BRONCOS