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Oklahoma State football: Daytawion Lowe says Texas fumbled on final TD

OSU FOOTBALL — Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said he didn't have a good view of the game's final play, but Daytawion Lowe said Texas fumbled and he recovered.
by John Helsley Published: September 29, 2012

Mike Gundy had no view of the fumble/no fumble that became the winning touchdown for Texas.

He only had the word of Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe, who emerged from a goal-line scrum with the ball.

And Lowe's word had already failed with the game officials, who ruled a touchdown for Texas running back Joe Bergeron – a ruling that was upheld by the replay official – resulting in the decisive points in the Longhorns' 41-36 win.

“I only know what people told me,” Gundy said. “I'm not commenting on officiating, but our guy said he fumbled and he got it. That's why I was running down the sideline. I didn't see it because of the pile. But our guys said that he fumbled the ball back here… and he said he got it. That's all I know.

“But they reviewed it, so somebody took a look at it and obviously didn't think it was a fumble.”

Not so obviously, apparently.

On Twitter following the game, ESPN's Skip Bayless weighed in: “Okla State just got robbed of a win over Texas when replay failed to reverse the winning TD. Obvious fumble recovered by OSU. Refs choke.”

The setting: after OSU had gone ahead 36-34 on a Quinn Sharp field goal with 2:34 remaining, Texas marched to the Cowboys 2. On second-and-goal from there, Bergeron took a handoff up the middle and plunged toward the goal line.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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