MANHATTAN (AP) — Rodney Anderson ran 22 yards for the go-ahead score with 7 seconds remaining, Baker Mayfield threw for 410 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and No. 9 Oklahoma rallied for a wild 42-35 victory over Kansas State on Saturday night.
Anderson finished with 147 yards rushing for the Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12). They trailed 21-10 at the break proceeded to shred the overmatched secondary of the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3) in the second half.
Kansas State sophomore Alex Delton’s first career touchdown pass with 2:25 left tied it at 35, but Mayfield and Anderson calmly went to work. The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist hit on a series of throws downfield before Anderson took a carry around the left side for the decisive score.
Making his second career start, Delton finished with 161 yards rushing and three TDs while going 12 of 14 for 144 yards through the air. Alex Barnes added 108 yards and a touchdown on just six carries.
It was the Sooners’ nation-leading 14th consecutive true road victory, and it extended their run of dominance in Manhattan. They haven’t lost to the Wildcats in their home stadium since 1996.
It was Kansas State that was rolling from the second play of the game, when Barnes took a handoff up the middle for a 75-yard TD run. The Sooners needed just a couple minutes for Mayfield to provide the answer, but his touchdown toss to tight end Mark Andrews was his highlight of the half.
Mayfield threw a pick in the end zone on the Sooners’ ensuing possession, just his second of the season. Then he was inexplicably split wide as Oklahoma went to the Wildcat set in short-yardage spots.
Kansas State stuffed Trey Sermon and Dimitri Flowers for no gain on consecutive plays to force one turnover on downs, then dumped Flowers for a loss at the goal line to force a field goal.
Delton’s two touchdown runs staked Kansas State to a 21-10 lead at the break.
But whatever momentum the Wildcats took into the locker room stayed there, because Mayfield and the Sooners got going in the second half. They went 80 yards for a touchdown on their first possession, 69 yards for a field goal on their second and 93 yards for another touchdown.
The 2-point conversion gave them a 28-21 lead with 14:19 left, their first of the game.
It took a snap over Seibert’s head on a punt midway through the fourth quarter for the Wildcats to draw even, which they did on Delton’s third TD run. But Mayfield’s 66-yard pitch-and-catch to Marquise Brown set up his go-ahead TD toss to Anderson with 5:16 to go.
Kansas State drove downfield to tie it at 35 on Delton’s first career TD pass, but it came with 2:25 still on the clock. And that was enough time for Oklahoma to score one more time.
Oklahoma showed off its deep stable of offensive weapons. Mayfield had with 69 yards rushing, Brown had six catches for 126 yards and tight end Mark Andrews had a team-high seven catches for 61 yards. That helped make up for freshman running back Trey Sermon, who had just four carries for 18 yards.
Kansas State made strides offensively from last week’s dismal showing against TCU, when it managed just 216 yards total offense. The Wildcats had 202 in the first quarter alone. But it was the defense that let them down this time, keeping them from their first home win over a top-10 opponent since 2006.
Oklahoma returns home to play Texas Tech on Saturday night.
Kansas State heads down Interstate 70 to face Kansas on Saturday.
NO. 10 OKLAHOMA STATE 13, TEXAS 10, OT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ramon Richards intercepted Sam Ehlinger’s pass in the end zone in overtime, after Matt Ammendola kicked a field goal for Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) scored the winning points on a 34-yard field goal by Ammendola on the first possession of OT. He missed a 29-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
Though the field goal came first, Richards didn’t realize the game ended with his play.
Texas (3-4, 2-2) had a first down on the Oklahoma State 12 after a pass interference penalty against A.J. Green.
Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph passed for 282 yards. The Cowboys beat Texas for the fifth straight time in Austin, the most ever by a Longhorns opponent.
IOWA STATE 31, TEXAS TECH 13
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Things were looking pretty good for Iowa State under Matt Campbell even before Saturday’s road showdown with Texas Tech.
Then the Cyclones choked down the nation’s seventh-most productive offense toward a 31-13 win, which allowed the program the keep pace with some bigger-named Big 12 schools for its best conference start in 15 seasons and its longest road winning streak since the 1960 campaign.
Texas Tech coach and chief offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury broke away from his offensive trends and the Cyclones made him pay in the Red Raiders’ homecoming game, which Iowa State was able to spoil for the first time in five tries in addition to lacing consecutive wins against the rival program for just the second time in 16 meetings.
Cyclones signal caller Kyle Kempt threw three touchdown passes with an interception and completed 22 of 32 attempts and the offense reached 400 yards.
NO. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 38, BAYLOR 36
WACO, Texas (AP) — Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night.
Will Grier threw for five touchdowns to pad his national lead with 26 for the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12), who led 38-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.
That’s when Brewer entered the game for Baylor and began to turn things around with his scrambling ability. He was 8-for-13 passing for 109 yards and two touchdowns and fellow freshman Treston Ebner had 109 yards and two touchdowns receiving and a 40-yard scoring run — all in the final quarter.
Ebner’s 9-yard TD catch from Brewer drew Baylor within two, but Preston got immediate pressure on the two-point try and ended Baylor’s chances. It was West Virginia’s first win in Waco in three tries since joining the Big 12 in 2012.