Jaylen Warren rushed for a career-high 218 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a 21-20 victory over Boise State in a nonconference game Saturday night at Boise, Idaho.
Jason Taylor II tipped a 36-yard field goal attempt by Boise State’s Johan Dalmas to protect the victory. Taylor’s right hand caused the low attempt to go wide to the left with 2:05 remaining.
Spencer Sanders added a rushing score for the Cowboys (3-0). Malcolm Rodriguez forced a key fumble to set up Oklahoma State’s go-ahead touchdown late in the first half.
Sanders completed 6 of 13 passes for 87 yards and rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries as the Cowboys won for the 19th time in their last 20 nonconference games.
Hank Bachmeier was 22-of-34 passing for 242 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Boise State (1-2). Cyrus Habibi-Likio rushed for a touchdown and Davis Koetter had a scoring reception.
The Broncos gained just 64 yards in the second half and were outgained 333-303
Warren lost a fumble at the Oklahoma State 41-yard line and Boise State’s JL Skinner recovered with 3:22 left. The officiating crew blew the play dead while Skinner was running toward the end zone and asserted Warren was down before he fumbled but a replay review showed that his knees weren’t down when he lost the ball.
A short time later, Dalmas’ field goal was blocked.
Boise State led 20-7 after a Dalmas’ 36-yard field goal with 6:26 left in the first half. At that point, the Broncos had run 46 plays to Oklahoma State’s 13.
But the Cowboys drove 60 yards on 10 plays with Warren scoring from 6 yards out with 2:10 left in the first half. Rodriguez then forced Boise State’s George Holani to fumble and Oklahoma State’s Devin Harper recovered at the Broncos’ 21-yard line with 1:58 remaining.
Five plays later, Sanders scored on a 1-yard keeper with six seconds left as the Cowboys led 21-20 at halftime.
At the outset, Dalmas booted a 40-yard field goal and Bachmeier tossed a 27-yard scoring pass to Koetter for a 10-0 Boise State lead with 5:10 left in the first quarter.
Warren exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run on Oklahoma State’s next play from scrimmage. Warren rushed for 150 yards in the first half.
Habibi-Likio scored on a 5-yard run to make it 17-7 with 10:07 left in the second quarter.
–Field Level Media