Recap: Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia
Stillwater, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Clint Trickett threw two early touchdown passes and No. 22 West Virginia blanked Oklahoma State in the second half to run away with a 34-10 win at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Trickett completed 21-of-30 passes for 238 yards, as WVU (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) won its fourth straight game to improve to 3-0 on the road this season. The senior QB has thrown at least two touchdowns in six of his last seven games.
"There wasn't anything easy about it. It was a lot more challenging than what the final score indicated," Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen said.
Wendell Smallwood got the start for injured running back Russel Shell (ankle) and carried 23 times for a career-high 132 yards. Kevin White and Mario Alford had touchdown receptions, though White was held under 100 yards for the first time this season.
It was another forgettable performance from OSU quarterback Daxx Garman, who went 21-of-41 for 242 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Cowboys (5-3, 3-2) have dropped five straight against ranked opponents.
"They got down early, came back and had some fight into them. We just couldn't get over that hump," OK-State head coach Mike Gundy said.
Oklahoma State has been outscored 76-19 the past two weeks.
The Trickett-White connection, which has been among the most lethal combinations in college football this season, got going right away with a 19- yard touchdown on West Virginia's first series. Oklahoma State turned the ball over on downs on the game's opening possession, and Smallwood had three touches for 37 yards to set up the score.
Trickett threw short to Alford on third down a series later and the speedy receiver outran everybody, going 79 yards untouched for another West Virginia touchdown.
Ben Grogan's 40- yard field goal late in the first put the Cowboys on the board, and a six-play, 89-yard drive early in the second saw them score an offensive touchdown for the first time since the second quarter of an Oct. 11 win over Kansas.
Tyreek Hill carried three straight times for 30 yards before Brandon Sheperd's 51-yard carry to the WVU 8. Garman hit Teddy Johnson from there to make it 14-10.
Grogan missed a 36-yarder later in the second quarter, and the score held until halftime.
Josh Lambert hit field goals of 39 and 43 yards to push the spread to 20-10.
OSU had one final shot after receiving a punt with 5:40 to play. Garman completed a 10-yard pass to Favid Glidden following Hill's 9-yard run, but the drive ended abruptly when Dravon Henry picked off Garman and ran it back 52 yards to the end zone.
After a turnover on downs, Dreamius Smith punctuated the victory with a 40- yard touchdown run.Game Notes