MORGANTOWN — Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy desires rising star Ollie Gordon II to remain humble. The sophomore working again says his coach has nothing to fret about.
Gordon rushed for a career-high 282 yards and scored 4 touchdowns to steer Oklahoma State to a 48-34 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night time.
“I’ll all the time keep humble. You’ve bought to remain hungry,” Gordon stated. “I may act just like the world is mine, or I can simply be humble, keep hungry and preserve taking part in nice with my teammates. As they preserve progressing, we preserve progressing.”
Gordon, who had 29 carries, now has 4 straight 100-yard dashing performances and surpassed his earlier single-game excessive of 168 yards set every week in the past in a 39-32 win over Kansas. Three of his TDs got here within the fourth quarter.
His 282 yards had been essentially the most for an Oklahoma State participant since Chuba Hubbard had 296 yards towards Kansas State in 2019. And so they had been essentially the most towards West Virginia at its 43-year-old stadium, surpassing the 242 yards by Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine in 2014.
To offer an concept of how far Gordon has are available in so little time: he ran for a complete of 107 yards on 19 carries in his first three video games. He’s averaged 26 carries over his final three contests.
“Primarily, we would like him going downhill. He’s that sort of runner,” Gundy stated. “So we simply need to get him going downhill, let him make some cuts and use his energy. He’s so massive and powerful that he can keep in and get loads of carries.”
Gordon had 86 yards at halftime Saturday and solely bought stronger as the sport went on, scoring 3 times within the fourth quarter, together with twice on lengthy runs.
Gordon deflected credit score on that to his offensive linemen.
“As we bought later within the sport, they only saved dealing with enterprise, knocking blocks down and getting a hat on a hat,” he stated. “That’s what we actually want late in video games like that.”
Alan Bowman threw two scoring passes for the Cowboys (5-2, 3-1 Massive 12), who moved right into a second-place logjam within the league and have received three straight after beginning the season 2-2.
“No one blinked. No one freaked out. No one nervous about something,” Bowman stated. “That bye week (in late September) got here at a extremely good time for us to sort of give attention to ourselves. I believe we sort of have an identification now as (to) who we’re. The primary three weeks, we didn’t have a lot of an identification.”
Oklahoma State went forward for good after West Virginia (4-3, 2-2) tied the sport 27-27 on a brief area purpose with 9:39 remaining.
A facemask penalty on West Virginia cornerback Beanie Bishop and a late out-of-bounds hit by linebacker Ben Cutter on the identical play arrange Oklahoma State on the West Virginia 36-yard line. Bowman discovered Brennan Presley with a 29-yard scoring toss two performs later for a 34-27 lead.
After West Virginia turned the ball over on downs close to midfield, Gordon raced 46 yards for a landing on the following play with 4:15 remaining. Gordon closed the scoring with a 53-yard TD romp with 1:40 left.
Bowman accomplished 24 of 36 passes for 210 yards. He additionally threw a 5-yard TD toss to Jaden Bray within the third quarter.
West Virginia’s Garrett Greene was coming off a career-high 391 passing yards final week in a last-second loss to Houston. Towards Oklahoma State he went 15 of 30 for 249 yards. He threw two landing passes and was intercepted as soon as. He additionally ran for 117 yards on 16 carries.
“Loopy fourth quarter,” West Virginia coach Neal Brown stated. “I don’t assume I’ve ever been part of a sport like that. This one stings greater than even the one final week.”
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys made up for a number of missed landing alternatives from inside West Virginia’s 20 within the first half. Alex Hale kicked two area objectives and missed a 3rd strive from quick distance.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers have dropped two straight video games during which they’d loads of probabilities to win.
Oklahoma State hosts Cincinnati subsequent Saturday.
West Virginia performs at UCF subsequent Saturday.
By The Related Press