October 12, 2008 in Sports

Cowboys bag No. 3 Tigers

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Damian Davis, top right, catches a TD pass over Missouri’s Hardy Ricks.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Oklahoma State stopped a Missouri offense that had been scoring at will all season, intercepting Chase Daniel three times in the second half and upsetting the third-ranked Tigers in a 28-23 victory on Saturday night.

Zac Robinson and Damian Davis hooked up on a pair of long scores in the second half, and Patrick Lavine’s interception at the Oklahoma State 31 with 1:41 to go was the clincher. Missouri (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) had appeared poised to challenge for No. 1 with a strong effort after top-ranked Oklahoma lost to Texas and No. 2 Alabama had the weekend off.

Instead, it was the coming-out party for the Cowboys (6-0, 2-0 Big 12). Oklahoma State, only 18-19 in coach Mike Gundy’s first three seasons, is 6-0 for the second time since 1945.

It was Robinson, not Daniel, who played like a Heisman Trophy front-runner. Robinson was 19 for 28 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Kendall Hunter had 154 yards on 24 carries and a 68-yard scoring run.

Daniel was 39 for 52 for 390 yards and a touchdown for Missouri, which had won 10 in a row and 18 of 19 at home. Derrick Washington, averaging 100 yards per game, was held to 11 yards on eight carries.

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