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BYU Takes Lead Over Oklahoma State On Jake Retzlaff Keeper

Nov 25, 2023, 2:19 PM | Updated: Nov 26, 2023, 7:41 pm

STILLWATER, Okla.BYU quarterback Jake Retzlaff kept the ball before running into the end zone for a first quarter lead during the Cougars’ game against the No. 20 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Jake Retzlaff keeps for touchdown

The Cowboys hosted the Cougars at Boone Pickens Stadium (Capacity: 55,509) in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 25.

With 1:24 to go in the opening quarter, Retzlaff took the snap and burst toward the goal line. The quarterback crossed the plane for BYU’s first points of the game, giving the Cougars a 7-6 lead.

The play capped a nine-play, 73-yard drive that took 5:03.

After the touchdown, Retzlaff was 2/3 passing for 13 yards. He also had four carries for a loss of 10 yards and a touchdown.

Retzlaff entered the game having thrown for 487 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. He’d also run for 119 yards and one touchdown this season.

BYU’s game against Oklahoma State is broadcast on ABC, KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM & 1160 AM), and KSLSports.com.

BYU vs. Oklahoma State

It was the first time that BYU had played Oklahoma State on a non-neutral field.

BYU entered the matchup on a four-game losing streak after dropping games to No. 7 Texas, West Virginia, Iowa State, and No. 14 Oklahoma. The Cougars currently own a 5-6 record, including 2-6 in Big 12 Conference games.

Oklahoma State came into the contest with an 8-3 record, including 6-2 in league games. The Cowboys will welcome the Cougars after defeating Houston in Week 12. Oklahoma State owns wins over Central Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas State, No. 23 Kansas, West Virginia, Cincinnati, No. 9 Oklahoma, and Houston. The Cowboys have lost to South Alabama, Iowa State, and UCF.

Series History

The Cougars and Cowboys had played two times previously. Oklahoma State owned a 2-0 lead in the series entering 2023.

Oklahoma State and BYU first played in 1974 when the Cowboys beat the Cougars in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. Oklahoma State defeated BYU, 16-6.

Two years later, the teams met again in the Citrus Bowl. Oklahoma State beat BYU in the Orlando, Florida game, 49-21.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Threads (@kyleirelandksl), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl). and X (@kyleireland).

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