Stillwater, OK (SportsNetwork.com) – Daxx Garman threw for four touchdowns and
ran for another as 24th-ranked Oklahoma State outgunned Texas Tech, 45-35, in
the Big 12 opener for both programs.
Garman hooked up with James Washington for two scores and finished with 370
yards and two interceptions for the Cowboys (3-1, 1-0 Big 12), who have won
three straight since a season-opening loss to No. 1 Florida State.
Davis Webb also tossed four touchdown passes and had Texas Tech (2-2) within
striking distance before going down with a left shoulder injury early in the
The teams combined for 1,040 yards of offense and 285 penalty yards.
Ben Grogan connected on a 42-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth
quarter to extend Oklahoma State’s lead to 38-28, and any chance of a Red
Raiders comeback took a hit when Webb was shaken up on the ensuing drive.
Patrick Mahomes took over under center, and an interception on his first pass
turned into seven more Cowboys points. After a roughing the passer penalty on
third down extended the drive, Garman ran eight yards on a bootleg to all but
secure the victory.
Mahomes threw a 4-yard TD pass to Jakeem Grant with 5:52 remaining to account
for the final margin.
The Red Raiders took the opening kickoff and went 83 yards in 10 plays, with
Reginald Davis hauling in a pass over the middle for the final 21 yards to
give the visitors an early 7-0 lead.
Garman threw an interception in Texas Tech territory on Oklahoma State’s first
possession but connected with Washington on a go route for a 33-yard touchdown
later in the opening quarter.
Webb also shook off an interception with an 18-yard TD pass to Bradley Marquez
in the right corner of the end zone early in the second quarter.
Jeremy Seaton’s 28-yard catch set up Desmond Roland’s 1-yard touchdown run,
and one play after another Webb interception, Garman found Washington again,
this time for a 39-yard score.
Garman threw an interception in the end zone in the final minute of the first
half to keep it a 21-14 game in the Cowboys’ favor, but the junior quarterback
rebounded with a pair of long TD passes in the third quarter.
Blake Jarwin hauled in a 47-yard strike, and Tyreek Hill got behind the
secondary for a 50-yard score on the next Oklahoma State possession.
Justin Stockton took a screen pass and scored from 17 yards out between those
scores, and a second Webb-to-Davis hookup of 22 yards pulled Texas Tech within
35-28 heading into the fourth.
Webb completed 33-of-54 passes for 374 yards … Oklahoma State earned its
25th straight home victory over an unranked opponent … The Red Raiders have
dropped six straight meetings and have not won in Stillwater since 2001 …
Cowboys cornerback Ashton Lampkin appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury in
the first quarter and did not return … Oklahoma State’s Marcell Ateman had a
game-high 130 receiving yards on six catches … Grant caught a dozen passes
for 100 yards … Texas Tech gained 33 first downs to 23 for the Cowboys.