STILLWATER — Rarely does a player account for more than 200 all-purpose yards and get overlooked. That’s exactly what running back Keith Toston did in Oklahoma State’s 31-28 win over Colorado at Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday night. In his last home game, the senior rushed 30 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. He added two catches for 45 yards and another score. "He has been unnoticed,” OSU offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said. "It’s a shame because of what he’s been able to do for this football team and this program.” It was Toston’s third game of 200-plus all-purpose yards and his fifth of at least 140 all-purpose yards this season. Throughout all the trials and tribulations of this football season, Toston’s play has been the constant. And it’s been a surprise because the senior from Angleton, Texas, has never been "the man” in his Cowboy career, sharing carries with Kendall Hunter and Dantrell Savage during his first three years in an OSU uniform. "That’s tough,” Brewer said. "In this league, to carry the ball 20-25 times a game, and he’s running up inside, it’s not like he’s option ball getting outside and stepping out of bounds. "He’s running between the tackles, and when you’re doing that, you’re going to get hit.” In seven Big 12 games, Toston is averaging 23 carries and 121 rushing yards per game. He’s added 2.5 receptions for 30 yards per outing. "Before the season, you didn’t hear his name much,” senior cornerback Perrish Cox said. "This year, he’s picked it up big time. With the numbers he’s putting up, you couldn’t ask for more from a running back.” All Big 12 numbers? "I think he should be an All-Big 12 running back,” OSU receiver Justin Blackmon said. "In short yardage, we went to him and he got the first down. He can catch the ball, and he’s a big part of this team.” With his team facing a 21-10 deficit Thursday on national television, Toston showed his versatility. His 45-yard, third-quarter touchdown run gave the Cowboys and the Boone Pickens Stadium crowd renewed enthusiasm while cutting Colorado’s lead to 21-17. Then his 47-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden completed the rally and gave the Pokes a 24-21 advantage. "They were both big plays we needed to win the game,” Blackmon said. Text "COWBOY” to 65360 for your chance to win a $100 gift card to The Big Red Shop. OSU news text updates from NewsOK sponsored by Bone and Joint Hospital.