Oklahoma State’s Second Half Rally Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

Posted by | September 30, 2011 | News & Events | No Comments

Oklahoma State catapulted to No. 5 in the college football rankings and into the Bowl Champion Series hunt after overcoming a 20-3 deficit at halftime to defeat Texas A&M.

The comeback earned Oklahoma State the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week honor. In the top 10 showdown, the then-No. 7 Cowboys scored three touchdowns in the third quarter of the tough Big 12 road game at No. 8 Texas A&M’s Kyle Field in College Station.

OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden led his team to 27 unanswered points in the second half and a 30-20 lead, while the Aggies fell apart with turnovers on three consecutive possessions. Weeden finished the game with a school-record 438 passing yards.

Oklahoma State’s defense held the Aggies to 15 yards rushing and forced four turnovers in the second half, including a pick in the final minute to secure the victory. OSU has now won seven in a row on the road—the second-best streak in the country.

A national panel of experts selects the Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. Each week’s winner is then considered for the College Football Game of the Year contest at the end of the regular season.

Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.

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