Arkansas State 10

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Oklahoma State 20

(3-0, 2-0 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 17, 2005

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 7 0 3 010
OKST 0 13 7 020

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reid (TXSO) - 148 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Warren (ARST) - 22 CAR, 132 YDS

Receiving: D. Woods (OKST) - 4 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Oklahoma State 20, Arkansas State 10

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State had a new quarterback, but the Cowboys still relied on their defense for another close win.

Bobby Reid threw a touchdown pass in his first career start and Oklahoma State's defense stymied Arkansas State's late scoring threats for a 20-10 victory Saturday night.

Julius Crosslin scored from the 1 to put Oklahoma State (3-0) ahead by 10, and Calvin Mickens intercepted Nick Noce's pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter to squash any hopes of a comeback.

"Our defense again in the second half rose to the occasion," said Cowboys first-year coach Mike Gundy, who has watched his team struggle to score points against three opponents from smaller conferences.

Antonio Warren rushed for 132 yards on 22 carries to lead Arkansas State (1-2) in a sloppy game that featured 28 penalties and six turnovers.

Arkansas State outgained Oklahoma State 322 yards to 273 yards but had trouble converting inside the 20.

Leading 13-7, the Cowboys' defense held the Indians to a field goal on a fourth-quarter possession that began at the Oklahoma State 4 after Reid's fumble.

Oklahoma State drove 49 yards on the ensuing possession, capped by Crosslin's 1-yard run that made it 20-10.

"We had a couple of chances," Arkansas State coach Steve Roberts said. "We had people open and didn't hit them, drops, didn't make the right cut, several things. Obviously you have to give them a lot of credit."

Reid, a redshirt freshman who had been splitting time with sophomore Donovan Woods, was 8-of-21 passing for 148 yards. His 41-yard TD lob to Woods' brother, D'Juan Woods, made it 7-7 in the second quarter.

Donovan Woods played free safety, tackling Warren for a 2-yard loss at the Cowboys' 14 in the fourth quarter. D'Juan Woods was frequently wide open behind the Indians' defense and caught four passes for 108 yards.

"It feels good anytime you win, but we did not win like we wanted to," said Cowboys tailback Mike Hamilton. "I feel that the offense should have been more productive, but the defense put in a good effort to help us win the game."

Oklahoma State capitalized on two Indians' fumbles for field goals and led 13-7 at halftime.