Rough second-half start for Cowboys


That wasn't the start to the second half that Oklahoma State needed.

Oklahoma State got stopped on a fourth down on its first drive, but made a big stop by blocking a field-goal attempt on Kansas' first drive.

On Oklahoma State's next drive, a deep ball to Justin Blackmon was erased by a holding penalty, and Blackmon had to leave the game with an ankle injury on the play, which would have put the ball inside the Kansas 5-yard line. Trainers re-taped the ankle after Blackmon left under his own power, and was expected to return.

The drive ended with a rare miss from Oklahoma State kicker Dan Bailey, and the Cowboys still lead, 20-14, early in the third quarter.

Oklahoma State looks pretty lethargic, but the best way to get upset on the road is to let teams hang around late until they get an opportunity to make a game-changing play.

Thanks to mistakes like that, Kansas still has that opportunity. The Cowboys need to make a few plays to take away any opportunities the Jayhawks will get the rest of the game.