STILLWATER — Boone Pickens Stadium turned into a House of Horrors on Halloween night for the No. 14-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Cowboys' pistols misfired early and often in their 41-14 loss to No. 3 Texas on Saturday night.
On OSU's first drive, the Cowboys drove down the field but sputtered at the Longhorn 27-yard line. Then Dan Bailey missed a 45-yard field goal. It was a 14-play, 54-yard march that ended with nothing to show for it.
It was a scary omen for the rest of the night as the Cowboys.
After commiting one turnover in its three previous Big 12 games, OSU turned it over five times to Texas. Four came on Zac Robinson interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
Curtis Brown's 77-yard interception return in the middle of the second quarter was critical as the Cowboys were driving and looking to cut the Texas lead. After Brown's pick six that lead was 17-0.
"They've got some speed and a lot of guys that are good players," coach Mike Gundy said. "And they made some plays tonight."
Robinson was 15 of 28 passing, hurting himself by trying to make some plays that weren't there. But OSU's receivers weren't much help either. Hubert Anyiam dropped a touchdown pass in the first quarter and gave Texas a short field for its first scoring drive with a fumble near midfield.