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Cornelius leads Oklahoma St. past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss.

On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Wallace with 42 seconds remaining and Oklahoma State beat No. 7 West Virginia 45-41.

The low-key Cornelius didn't show how disappointed he was in the way the Oklahoma game ended, but coach Mike Gundy had an idea how his redshirt senior felt.

"You could never see it, but you would think that inside it just tore him to pieces," Gundy said.

In his final home game, Cornelius passed for 338 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 106 yards and another score to help Oklahoma State (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) become bowl eligible.

"For him to be able to finish this way is a big deal," Gundy said.

Down 31-14 at the half, the Cowboys won despite leading rusher Justice Hill sitting out with a rib injury.

"Our coaches made tremendous adjustments at halftime," Gundy said. "I couldn't be prouder of them."

Chuba Hubbard rushed for a career-high 134 yards for Oklahoma State, and Dillon Stoner caught nine passes for a career-best 127 yards.

Grier passed 364 yards and two touchdowns, but his Heisman campaign took a hit with the loss. Kennedy McKoy rushed for a career-high 148 yards for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia (8-2, 6-2, No. 9 CFP) faces Oklahoma next Friday and can still reach the Big 12 title game with a victory.

Grier's 6-yard touchdown run on fourth down in the fourth quarter gave West Virginia a 41-31 lead, but Cornelius' 9-yard touchdown run and a stop by Oklahoma State's defense put the Cowboys in position to win.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen felt his team should have been in a better position late.

"I think we left probably 14 points out there," he said. "When you are in the red zone and can't punch it in - if you are a great offense, you do that."

It's the first time Oklahoma State has beaten Top 10 teams in back-to-back home games - the Cowboys knocked off Texas on Oct. 27. In between, the Cowboys lost 35-31 at Baylor and 48-47 at Oklahoma.

"They have been in a lot of these games, and you can tell they had a little bit better mindset down the stretch than we did," Holgorsen said. "It's disappointing that we had a chance to close them out and we didn't."

THE TAKEAWAY

West Virginia: The Mountaineers wasted a major opportunity and now don't have quite as much to play for against Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State: Cornelius made up for two interceptions earlier in the game with a strong fourth quarter.

QUOTABLE

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, on Cornelius: "If you can't respect the way that young man's played and how he's bounced back and how he's played against really good defenses - who's played better than him against the top defenses in this league?"

STAT LINES

Cornelius has completed 64 of 99 passes for 839 yards and eight touchdowns his past two games.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

West Virginia will likely drop out of the Top 10 after the loss.

UP NEXT

West Virginia has not beaten Oklahoma since it joined the Big 12 in 2012. The Mountaineers host the Sooners on Black Friday night.

Oklahoma State plays at TCU on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:42
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
41
45
Touchdown 0:48
14-T.Cornelius complete to 2-T.Wallace. 2-T.Wallace runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
01:57
pos
41
44
Point After TD 4:47
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
41
38
Touchdown 4:52
14-T.Cornelius runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
65
yds
02:45
pos
41
37
Point After TD 7:37
30-E.Staley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
41
31
Touchdown 7:43
7-W.Grier scrambles runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
80
yds
03:06
pos
40
31
Point After TD 10:49
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
34
31
Touchdown 10:54
14-T.Cornelius complete to 13-T.Johnson. 13-T.Johnson runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
72
yds
03:04
pos
34
30
Field Goal 0:38
30-E.Staley 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
2
yds
02:29
pos
34
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:07
49-M.Ammendola 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
7
yds
0:54
pos
31
24
Point After TD 12:25
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
21
Touchdown 12:32
14-T.Cornelius complete to 30-C.Hubbard. 30-C.Hubbard runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
00:00
pos
31
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:10
30-E.Staley 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
39
yds
00:39
pos
31
14
Point After TD 1:17
30-E.Staley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 1:25
6-K.McKoy runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
51
yds
00:53
pos
27
14
Point After TD 13:11
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 13:18
14-T.Cornelius complete to 87-L.Carter. 87-L.Carter runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
65
yds
01:37
pos
21
13
Point After TD 14:55
30-E.Staley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 15:00
7-W.Grier complete to 13-D.Sills. 13-D.Sills runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
40
yds
02:37
pos
20
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:01
30-E.Staley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 3:07
7-W.Grier complete to 12-G.Jennings. 12-G.Jennings runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
65
yds
01:07
pos
13
7
Point After TD 4:14
49-M.Ammendola extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 4:19
14-T.Cornelius complete to 2-T.Wallace. 2-T.Wallace runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
53
yds
02:10
pos
7
6
Point After TD 11:44
30-E.Staley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:49
6-K.McKoy runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
65
yds
03:11
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 25 35
Rushing 7 19
Passing 17 15
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 5-18 6-14
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 542 601
Total Plays 91 89
Avg Gain 6.0 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 189 266
Rush Attempts 43 43
Avg Rush Yards 4.4 6.2
Net Yards Passing 353 335
Comp. - Att. 27-48 30-46
Yards Per Pass 7.4 7.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 2-3
Penalties - Yards 5-24 3-35
Touchdowns 5 6
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 2 5
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 4
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 6-38.7 5-36.2
Return Yards 50 85
Punts - Returns 0-0 1--4
Kickoffs - Returns 2-39 4-89
Int. - Returns 2-11 0-0
Kicking 7/7 7/7
Extra Points 5/5 6/6
Field Goals 2/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
9 West Virginia 8-2 141701041
Oklahoma State 6-5 77102145
353 PASS YDS 335
189 RUSH YDS 266
542 TOTAL YDS 601
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
W. Grier 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 364 2 0 133.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.2% 3325 33 8 174.2
W. Grier 27/48 364 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. McKoy 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 148 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
112 648 6
K. McKoy 21 148 2 30
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 486 4
M. Pettaway 5 28 0 19
L. Brown 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 403 4
L. Brown 7 20 0 9
T. Bush 14 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 83 0
T. Bush 1 -2 0 -2
W. Grier 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -5 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 -68 2
W. Grier 9 -5 1 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Jennings Jr. 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 92 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 692 11
G. Jennings Jr. 7 92 1 33
D. Sills V 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
53 765 13
D. Sills V 4 68 1 22
K. McKoy 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 197 1
K. McKoy 3 54 0 41
T. Wesco 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 303 1
T. Wesco 2 51 0 43
M. Simms 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 682 2
M. Simms 7 47 0 14
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 61 1
M. Pettaway 1 34 0 34
J. Haskins 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 124 1
J. Haskins 1 9 0 9
T. Bush 14 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 175 1
T. Bush 2 9 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Robinson Jr. 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 0.0
K. Robinson Jr. 9-0 0.0 0
D. Long Jr. 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
D. Long Jr. 7-0 0.0 0
J. Norwood 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
J. Norwood 6-1 0.0 0
T. Avery Jr. 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
T. Avery Jr. 5-0 0.0 1
Z. Sandwisch 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
Z. Sandwisch 5-0 0.0 0
D. Askew-Henry 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Askew-Henry 4-0 0.0 0
K. Washington 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 3 0.5
K. Washington 4-1 0.5 1
K. Bigelow Jr. 40 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Bigelow Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
S. Campbell 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
S. Campbell 3-0 0.0 0
J. Robinson 12 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Robinson 3-1 0.0 0
R. Donahue 46 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Donahue 3-0 0.0 0
E. Rose 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.5
E. Rose 3-2 0.5 0
J. Stewart 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
J. Stewart 2-1 1.0 0
H. Bailey 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
H. Bailey 1-0 0.0 0
S. Simcox 48 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Simcox 1-0 0.0 0
E. Loe 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
E. Loe 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Staley 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
12/16 51/51
E. Staley 2/2 43 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kinney 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 38.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
34 41.3 2
B. Kinney 6 38.7 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Bush 14 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 20.0 27 0
T. Bush 2 19.5 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Cornelius 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 338 5 2 154.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 3461 28 10 151.7
T. Cornelius 30/46 338 5 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Hubbard 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 134 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 553 5
C. Hubbard 26 134 0 23
T. Cornelius 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 106 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 333 8
T. Cornelius 13 106 1 17
L. Brown 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 155 1
L. Brown 4 26 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Stoner 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 127 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 505 1
D. Stoner 9 127 0 26
Ty. Wallace 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 62 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
75 1344 11
Ty. Wallace 7 62 2 14
T. Johnson 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 58 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 672 5
T. Johnson 4 58 1 38
L. Wolf 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 306 2
L. Wolf 4 47 0 15
C. Hubbard 30 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 24 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 192 2
C. Hubbard 5 24 1 14
L. Carter 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 1
L. Carter 1 20 1 20
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Bernard 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 1 0.0
J. Bernard 9-0 0.0 0
J. Brailford 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
J. Brailford 8-2 0.0 0
K. Peel 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
K. Peel 7-0 0.0 0
M. Rodriguez 20 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
M. Rodriguez 6-0 0.0 0
R. Williams 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 0.0
R. Williams 6-0 0.0 0
J. Phillips 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
J. Phillips 5-1 1.0 0
K. Edison-McGruder 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Edison-McGruder 4-0 0.0 0
C. Bundage 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Bundage 4-0 0.0 0
A. Green 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
A. Green 3-0 0.0 0
D. Harper 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
D. Harper 3-0 1.0 0
E. Smith, Jr. 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
E. Smith, Jr. 2-1 0.0 0
C. Walterscheid 82 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Walterscheid 2-0 0.0 0
J. Owens 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Owens 1-1 0.0 0
T. Carter 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
K. Henry 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Henry 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Ammendola 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 6/6
SEASON FG XP
14/20 53/55
M. Ammendola 1/1 20 6/6 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Hockett 59 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 36.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 38.4 2
M. Hockett 5 36.2 2 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Hubbard 30 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 22.3 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 22.2 36 0
C. Hubbard 3 22.3 36 0
L. Brown 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 22 0
L. Brown 1 22.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Stoner 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -4.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 5.6 0 0
D. Stoner 1 -4.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OKLAST 35 3:11 11 65 TD
10:07 WVU 32 1:11 3 2 Punt
7:46 WVU 8 0:46 4 1 Punt
4:14 OKLAST 35 1:07 5 65 TD
2:45 OKLAST 40 2:37 7 40 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:11 OKLAST 35 1:46 8 15 Punt
8:47 OKLAST 35 3:02 9 30 Downs
3:35 OKLAST 42 0:16 3 2 Punt
2:18 WVU 49 0:53 3 51 TD
0:49 WVU 35 0:39 5 39 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:25 OKLAST 35 2:34 11 62 Fumble
3:07 OKLAST 35 2:29 7 54 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:20 WVU 14 0:16 3 0 Punt
10:49 OKLAST 35 3:06 12 83 TD
4:47 OKLAST 35 2:02 7 19 Punt
0:42 OKLAST 35 0:35 7 51
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:44 WVU 35 1:02 4 -1 Punt
8:52 OKLAST 40 0:57 4 23 Punt
6:29 OKLAST 47 2:10 7 53 TD
3:01 WVU 35 0:00 3 5 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 WVU 35 1:37 6 65 TD
11:20 OKLAST 8 1:56 8 57 INT
5:04 OKLAST 5 1:24 3 0 Punt
3:06 OKLAST 10 0:34 3 -1 Punt
1:17 WVU 35 0:15 4 0 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:06 WVU 35 0:00 9 65 TD
9:21 OKLAST 17 5:33 16 80 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WVU 35 0:35 5 12 Punt
13:58 OKLAST 43 3:04 10 57 TD
7:37 WVU 35 2:45 11 65 TD
2:45 OKLAST 25 1:57 7 75 TD