In a one-minute span in the second quarter, Oklahoma State scored two touchdowns to virtually wrap up its third straight victory in Austin, Texas. And an excellent Fox Sports broadcast team of Craig Bolerjack and former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington captured the excitement.
Tracy Moore's 12-yard touchdown reception, which slipped through the hands of Texas defensive back Adrian Phillips, gave the Cowboys a 21-10 lead.
“I'm speechless right now,” Harrington said. “That was an interception … What a catch by Tracy Moore. What concentration to come up with the touchdown grab and keep his feet in bounds.”
Then OSU cornerback Justin Gilbert returned an interception 43 yards to make it 28-10.
“Oh my, what a play!” Bolerjack exclaimed as Gilbert high-stepped into the end zone after intercepting Case McCoy.
“This guy (Gilbert) is an athlete and every time he has the ball in his hands he's a threat to go the distance,” Harrington said.
Indeed it was a tale of two quarterbacks as OSU starter Clint Chelf was dubbed the MVP for his superb game and McCoy was the goat with three interceptions.
“He's done a fantastic job all game long,” Harrington said of Chelf. “He's run the ball, thrown the ball, leading his team. He did everything he needed to under center.”
His running ability clearly caught the announcers by surprise, even though he entered the game with 230 rushing yards. “This is just an added wrinkle that people didn't expect from Oklahoma State,” Harrington said. “It's really made them a more explosive offense.”
Fox had a revealing shot of McCoy sitting on the bench with his head down after his third interception.
“He's made a couple poor decisions and it's hurt,” Harrington said. “But this guy is scrappy. He's not going to give up.”
The Cowboys' defense earned high marks from the Fox crew, including sideline reporter Ryan Nece who said its solid, consistent play would match up well against Baylor next week.