STILLWATER — Andrew McGee didn't appreciate being tested.
And the Oklahoma State cornerback made Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne pay for throwing his way, intercepting the pass in the Cowboys end zone then returning it 79 yards deep into TU territory.
Pokes quarterback Brandon Weeden found receiver Justin Blackmon for a 21-yard touchdown on the next play.
McGee's play sparked a 14-point swing which helped OSU to a 65-28 win over Tulsa at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday night.
“The coaches called the perfect play,” McGee said of his interception. “They thought I was in man, then I bailed and he threw it right to me.”
McGee, a senior from Magee, Miss., made the play with Tulsa driving for what could have been its second-straight touchdown and cut OSU's lead to 27-14.
“It was a big momentum swing there,” coach Mike Gundy said. “To make a big play and get the crowd into it, it was difficult to come back from that.”
After being just 15 yards from a touchdown that could have made things very interesting, the Golden Hurricane never really threatened after McGee's interception.
“That's what McGee does, he makes plays,” linebacker Orie Lemon said.
After entering the game with zero interceptions as a team, McGee's interception was one of three Cowboy interceptions on the night. McGee, Brodrick Brown and Andrae May had interceptions as the Pokes first-team defense was outstanding against Tulsa, allowing just seven points in the first 40 minutes of the game.
“We had just talked about it,” McGee said of OSU's lack of interceptions. “I told Brodrick this was the game. It's like our motto, we gotta believe it and it will happen.”