Taking on No. Oklahoma State , Big 12 also tried a fake field goal that didn't work.
Still, OSU coach Mike Gundy was happy with the overall performance of his offense, which is ranked seventh in the nation in both points scored and total yards.
We had two opportunities to score touchdowns and we kicked field goals. That's eight less points, and we tried a fake field goal that we could have taken more, so I think it was moreso just us not executing in goal line situations.
If we were more effective in the goal line, it would be a much different game, in our opinion. On a second-and-goal situation from the 1, running back Chuba Hubbard fumbled the ball, but OSU quarterback Spencer Sanders dove on it and recovered it on the 3. On third down, Hubbard was stopped for no gain, resulting in Matt Ammendola's yard field goal.
Midway through the third quarter, with Texas leading , the Cowboys had third-and-4 from the Longhorn 11, and Sanders was only able to gain two yards rushing. Ammendola then kicked a yard field goal to give OSU a brief lead.
On their next drive, now trailing , Oklahoma State almost converted on third-and from the Texas 13 when Sanders ran for 10 yards before being forced out of bounds at the 3. Instead of kicking another field goal, though, the Cowboys opted to go for it on fourth-and-1, but Hubbard was stopped in the backfield for a loss of one, resulting in a turnover on downs.
It's not necessarily to do things different, it just happened in that game.
We were in positions to score a couple of times where we traditionally score touchdowns. And that was really the glaring side of what happened in the game.
Offensively, if you punch in and get those touchdowns, and don't kick field goals, it's a different game. They've got good guys, they're well-coached, so they made some plays and they ended up winning the game based on making those key plays.
Over the last 10 years, we made the majority of them; this year we didn't.
Ammendola was lining up for a yard field goal attempt when a delay of game penalty pushed the Cowboys back five yards. At that point, holder Jake McClure took the snap and tried to shovel a short pass to tight end Jelani Woods, but it fell incomplete.
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