This week’s Play of the Game was a momentum changer for the Cowboys.
West Virginia had just completed a 12 play, 75-yard touchdown drive to end the first quarter and regain the lead from Oklahoma State at 10-6. The Cowboys weren’t able to answer on their next drive going 3 and out and having to punt back to the Mountaineers.
On their ensuing drive, WVU was looking to convert on 3rd and 4. Skyler Howard dropped back to pass and Vincent Taylor blew up the offensive lineman attempting to block him and was able to knock the ball loose from Howard’s grip. Cowboy defensive end Cole Walterscheid scooped up the loose ball, giving the Pokes great field position inside the Mountaineer 10-yard line.
The Cowboys scored off the turnover to take back the lead on a Mason Rudolph to Chris Lacy connection. OSU would end up leading the rest of the day after this game changing play.
The play not only led to a Cowboy score, but it ignited the crowd inside Boone Pickens Stadium. Since the long West Virginia drive, the crowd had grown quiet, but after Taylor’s strip sack, they were fired up and never lost that excitement throughout the rest of the day.
Honorable mention this week goes to Ramon Richard’s for this interception in the 3rd quarter.