Scores

Final

Troy 38

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Oklahoma State 41

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 3 24 3 838
OKST 3 17 14 741

Top Performers

Passing: C. Robinson (TROY) - 272 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Hunter (OKST) - 28 CAR, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Blackmon (OKST) - 10 REC, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Kendall Hunter, Justin Blackmon score 2 TDs each as Oklahoma State nips Troy

Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Kendall Hunter rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Blackmon had two touchdown catches and 132 yards receiving and Oklahoma State rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Troy 41-38 on Saturday night.

Brandon Weeden completed 29 of 39 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (2-0), including a 53-yarder to Blackmon with 8:08 left that gave the Cowboys a late cushion. Blackmon has six touchdowns on the season.

Troy (1-1) beat Oklahoma State in 2007 in Alabama and for a time it looked like the Trojans might do so again, as they led 27-20 at halftime. But the Cowboys scored two touchdowns three minutes apart in the third quarter to regain the lead.

Jerrell Jernigan returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown for Troy and caught 10 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, but two second-half drives inside the Oklahoma State 10 ended in lost fumbles for the Trojans.

In three games against Troy, Hunter has rushed for 451 yards. Oklahoma State now is 22-2 all-time against teams now in the Sun Belt Conference and has won 20 of its last 21 games at home.

But this one didn't come easy. The Cowboys outgained Troy 522-371 but hurt themselves. They had five turnovers that led to 13 points for Troy and committed inopportune penalties, one of which wiped out a 100-yard kickoff return by Hunter and another negated an interception.

Brett Moncrief caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Corey Robinson with 4 minutes left and Jamie Hampton ran in a 2-point conversion to pull Troy within 41-38. Weeden fumbled on a kneeldown with 54 seconds left, and Troy's Daniel Sheffield recovered, giving the Trojans one more chance. But on the next play, Justin Gent hit Robinson, causing a fumble, and Orie Lemon recovered for the Cowboys.

Robinson completed 28 of 38 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns.

Troy, which has won the last four Sun Belt titles, entered the game with a giant-killer reputation, especially against Big 12 Conference foes. The Trojans beat Missouri 24-14 in 2004 and rolled past the Cowboys 41-23 in 2007.

Oklahoma State rebounded the next year to rout Troy 55-24 in Stillwater and after a sluggish start Saturday, it looked like the Cowboys might do so again. Oklahoma State led 13-3 after Hunter scored on a 10-yard run early in the second quarter, but Troy quickly answered with a 47-yard touchdown pass from Robinson to Jason Bruce and the offensive back-and-forth was on.

Down 34-30, Troy twice drove inside the Oklahoma State 10 but came away empty. Robinson fumbled at the Oklahoma State 3 after being hit by Devin Hedgepeth and Victor Johnson recovered for the Cowboys. Early in the fourth quarter, a bad snap resulted in another Troy fumble and Oklahoma State's Darius Hart recovered.

After lofting the 53-yard touchdown pass to Blackmon, Weeden gave a fist-pump as his receiver ran into the end zone.

Cooper finished with eight catches for 114 yards for Oklahoma State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
OKST
1st Downs2224
Total Yards371522
Passing270348
Rushing101174
Penalties9-6712-139
3rd Down Conversions7-175-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers45
Possession32:1027:50

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson28/382727.230
Oklahoma StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Weeden29/393488.922

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris8405.0017
Southward10363.609
Oklahoma StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter281575.6224
Blackmon22311.5018

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan10878.7120
Bruce48220.5147
Oklahoma StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blackmon1013213.2245
Cooper811414.3041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYOKST
FG09:34Dan Bailey 29 Yd 03
FG04:04Michael Taylor 36 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERTROYOKST
FG13:31Dan Bailey 22 Yd 36
TD11:08Kendall Hunter 10 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 313
TD10:14Jason Bruce 47 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 1013
TD06:56Jerrel Jernigan 10 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 1713
FG03:15Michael Taylor 41 Yd 2013
TD02:26Kendall Hunter 24 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 2020
TD02:11Jerrel Jernigan 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Michael Taylor Kick) 2720
THIRD QUARTERTROYOKST
TD10:44Justin Blackmon 2 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick) 2727
TD07:41Josh Cooper 66 Yd Punt Return (Dan Bailey Kick) 2734
FG04:31Michael Taylor 27 Yd 3034
FOURTH QUARTERTROYOKST
TD08:08Justin Blackmon 45 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick) 3041
TD04:00Brett Moncrief 14 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Jamie Hampton Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3841