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Pettigrew stays on his feet, finds end zone

Modified: September 23, 2007 at 1:07 am •  Published: September 23, 2007
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Tight end Brandon Pettigrew put Oklahoma State up four with less than two minutes to play on his first and only catch of Saturday's game, a 54-yard touchdown pass from Zac Robinson.

It was a play that Robinson and Pettigrew both said they assumed to be a 7- or 8-yard gain.

"Somehow, I can't tell you, I got beast mode and I had to get to the end zone and I did,” Pettigrew said.

Pettigrew beat a Tech safety who appeared to be in good position to make a tackle.

"One-on-one, my coaches, I don't think they would expect me to go down,” Pettigrew said.

It was Pettigrew's first catch of the game, but offensive coordinator Larry Fedora said it was not the first time the offense ran that particular play.

"We ran that same play four times and hit the (running) back every single time,” Fedora said. Fedora said it was an impressive play by Robinson to pick up the positioning of the linebacker, who had stayed with Pettigrew the other times they ran the play.

"It didn't lull him to sleep,” Fedora said.

Said Robinson: "He got the ball and ran to score. He's a guy that just wanted it.”

By Andrea Cohen


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