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No. 20 Oklahoma State comes back to secure Big 12 Championship game berth vs. No. 7 Texas

The Sooners missed out on a Red River Rematch against the Longhorns when the Cowboys overcame an 18-point deficit at home.

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Down 24-6 at halftime, the No. 20 Oklahoma State Cowboys rallied against the BYU Cougars in Stillwater on Saturday for a 40-34 double-overtime win to advance to the Big 12 Championship game next Saturday against the No. 7 Texas Longhorns at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

A year ago, Texas watched and waited, hoping that Kansas would upset Kansas State in Manhattan for the Longhorns to secure a spot in the Big 12 Championship game. Instead, the Wildcats outscored the Jayhawks 17-6 in the fourth quarter of a convincing 47-27 win.

On Saturday, it was No. 13 Oklahoma without control of their destiny, watching and waiting as Oklahoma State came to life in the second half as star running back Ollie Gordon scored three touchdowns after halftime and the final two touchdowns in overtime before a forced fumble and recovery closed out the comeback over BYU. Gordon finished with 166 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries and quarterback Alan Bowman recovered from a slow start that included two interceptions to throw for 321 yards on 31-of-47 passing.

Leaving the Cotton Bowl with a last-second win over the Longhorns, the Sooners had control over their conference postseason fate before struggling to beat UCF at home and then dropping the final intraconference Bedlam matchup.

Texas secured its spot in the Big 12 Championship game with its 57-7 win on Friday over Texas Tech in Austin, ensuring a simple Saturday scenario with Oklahoma State advancing with a win and Oklahoma backing its way in with a loss by the Cowboys.

Kickoff on Saturday in Arlington is at 11:00 a.m. Central on ABC.