Price fumbles vs. Oklahoma State
Our final forgotten play is yet another untimely turnover that could have cost the Red Raiders a key win over a ranked team.
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In the second-to-last game of the year, the Red Raiders put up a spirited effort against Oklahoma State in Stillwater but fell 50-44. And there were a ton of unforgettable plays in this game including the onside kick attempt that OSU returned for a momentum-changing TD.
But even after that play took the lead away from the Red Raiders, they found themselves in the game as the 4th quarter rolled around. Trailing 41-31, Tech had the ball on the Oklahoma State 46 on the first play of the final period.
On first and 10, Bowman hit freshman inside receiver Myles Price on a swing pass. The play was blocked perfectly downfield allowing Price to scamper his way for 17 yards.
But when he reached the OSU 30, he had the ball stripped from him. OSU would recover and deny Tech an important scoring opportunity.
To Tech’s credit, in this game, they never quit. Despite trailing by as many as 19 points in the final frame, Wells’ team would eventually cut the OSU lead to just six points with 1:46 to play.
Thus, it isn’t hard to understand how Price’s fumble hurt Tech’s chances of a comeback. In fact, it was one of the most important plays of that game, even if it is one that most of us have forgotten about given the wild nature of yet another shootout between the Red Raiders and the Cowboys.