Ollie Gordon II rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns, and Oklahoma State defeated Cincinnati 45-13 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight heading into a showdown with rival Oklahoma. Gordon joined Barry Sanders as the only Oklahoma State players to rush for at least 250 yards in consecutive games. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in five straight contests and gained 858 yards from scrimmage the past three games.
Leon Johnson had five catches for 149 yards and Brennan Presley scored two touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving — for the Cowboys (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), who moved into a five-way tie for the conference lead.
Cincinnati rushed for 277 yards but did not capitalize. Myles Montgomery ran for 90 yards and Corey Kiner had 79 for the Bearcats (2-6, 0-5), who have lost six straight.
In the second quarter, Bowman connected with Johnson for a 67yard gain, leading to a 28-yard field goal to put the Cowboys up 10-7 — a score that held up until halftime.
In the second quarter, Bowman connected with Johnson for a 67yard gain, leading to a 28-yard field goal by Alex Hale that put the Cowboys up 10-7 — a score that held up until halftime.
Gordon ripped off a 42-yard run to go over 100 yards early in the third quarter, then Alan Bowman found Presley for a 15-yard touchdown pass on the next play to put Oklahoma State ahead 17-7.
Gordon broke multiple tackles on a 9-yard touchdown run on the next drive to increase the lead to 24-7. A 39yard run by Gordon had the Cowboys knocking on the door again, and Presley finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. Gordon finished off the performance with a 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.