No. 13 TCU remains unbeaten, beats No. 8 Oklahoma State in OT thriller

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The TCU Horned Frogs did not want to think about last year’s loss to Oklahoma State. 

Eleven months later, TCU found redemption and beat the Cowboys in a double-overtime thriller Saturday. 

The matchup featured the last of the undefeated teams in the Big 12. TCU now stands as the conference’s lone unbeaten after a 43-40 win at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

At one point, Oklahoma State was down 17 but came roaring back to tie the game at 30-30 at the end of regulation.

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TCU cornerback Josh Newton (24) deflects a pass intended for Oklahoma State wide receiver Braydon Johnson (8) during the first half of a game in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 15, 2022.

TCU cornerback Josh Newton (24) deflects a pass intended for Oklahoma State wide receiver Braydon Johnson (8) during the first half of a game in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 15, 2022.
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The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime. 

TCU quarterback Max Duggan tossed a 25-yard touchdown to Quentin Johnston. Oklahoma State answered on fourth down when Spencer Sanders threw to Braydon Johnson, who took the ball to the 1-yard line. Dominic Richardson then ran in for a 1-yard score.

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In the second overtime, the Cowboys received the ball first but were forced to kick a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown.

Spencer Sanders (3) of the Oklahoma State Cowboys leaps across the goal line to score a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium Oct. 15, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Spencer Sanders (3) of the Oklahoma State Cowboys leaps across the goal line to score a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium Oct. 15, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Quarterback Spencer Sanders started off sharp, running for two touchdowns on Oklahoma State’s first two drives of the game. He finished the game with just 16 pass completions on 36 attempts for 245 yards.

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Duggan ended the day with 286 passing yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Quentin Johnson hauled in eight catches for 180 yards for TCU. 

Max Duggan of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium Oct. 15, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Max Duggan of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium Oct. 15, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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TCU used trickery to tie the game at 30-30 with 1:57 left in regulation. 

After a shift in the backfield for running back Emari Demercado to take the shotgun snap, he handed the ball back to Duggan, who found tight end Jared Wiley for a 10-yard touchdown.

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Oklahoma State will return home next Saturday to face No. 22 Texas (5-2, 3-1). TCU hosts No. 17 Kansas State (5-1, 3-0).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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