MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Ollie Gordon II rushed for a career-high 282 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a 48-34 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night.

Alan Bowman threw two scoring passes for the Cowboys (5-2, 3-1 Big 12), who earned their third straight win and moved into a second-place logjam in the league.

Gordon, who had 29 carries, now has four straight 100-yard rushing performances and surpassed his previous single-game high of 168 yards set a week ago in a 39-32 win over Kansas. Three of his TDs came in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma State went ahead for good after West Virginia (4-3, 2-2) tied the game 27-27 on a short field goal with 9:39 remaining.

A facemask penalty on West Virginia cornerback Beanie Bishop and a late out-of-bounds hit by linebacker Ben Cutter on the same play set up Oklahoma State at the West Virginia 36-yard line. Bowman found Brennan Presley with a 29-yard scoring toss two plays later for a 34-27 lead.

After West Virginia turned the ball over on downs near midfield, Gordon raced 46 yards for a touchdown on the next play with 4:15 remaining. Gordon closed the scoring with a 53-yard TD romp with 1:40 left.

Bowman completed 24 of 36 passes for 210 yards. He also threw a 5-yard TD toss to Jaden Bray in the third quarter.

West Virginia’s Garrett Greene was coming off a career-high 391 passing yards last week in a last-second loss to Houston. Against Oklahoma State he went 15 of 30 for 249 yards. He threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted once. He also ran for 117 yards on 16 carries.


Oklahoma State: The Cowboys made up for several missed touchdown opportunities from inside West Virginia's 20 in the first half. Alex Hale kicked two field goals and missed a third try from short distance.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers have dropped two straight games in which they had plenty of chances to win.


Oklahoma State hosts Cincinnati next Saturday.

West Virginia plays at UCF next Saturday.

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