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HALFTIME: Arizona 23, Oklahoma State 14

HALFTIME: Arizona 23, Oklahoma State 14

No. 18 Oklahoma State came flying out of the gate, building a quick 14-0 lead, and threatened to bury the Wildcats.

But the Arizona defense stepped up and the the offense scored 23 unanswered points to lead 23-14 at half.

It didn’t take long for the Cowboys to reach the endzone.
Arizona forced the Cowboys into an early third and long, but running back Joseph Randle picked up 14 yards on the play and after that Oklahoma State got rolling.

The Cowboys went on an eight play, 61-yard drive in just under two minutes, capped off by a pass from quarterback Wes Lunt when he connected with receiver Tracy Moore from nine yards out.

The Cowboys continued to slice through the Arizona defense with ease after the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs.

Lunt connected with Moore again another touchdown, this time for 30 yards, giving Oklahoma State a quick 14-0 lead.
the true freshman Lunt, who went a perfect 11-for-11 last week against Savannah State, continued to be deadly accurate hitting on seven of his first eight pass attempts.

Arizona finally reached paydirt, aided by a double penalty on defensive tackle Calvin Barnett that moved the Wildcats up 30 yards.

Oklahoma State had nine penalties for 110 yards in the half.

Scott found junior Richard Morrison four times on the drive, including a 15-yard fade route to the corner of the endzone for a touchdown.

Scott went 19-for-27 for 204 yards and a score at the half.

Linebacker Jake Fischer then came up with a huge play for the Wildcats, forcing Randle to fumble on the Arizona 29 yard line and Fischer also recovered it.

Yet the Wildcats failed to capitalize on the turnover, highlighted by a Morrison drop on a diving touchdown catch, but senior John Bonano connected from 22 yards out, cutting the lead to 14-10.

On Arizona’s next drive it appeared like the Wildcats took their first lead of the night on a Scott pass to Terrence Miller, but the clock expired before the ball was snapped and the points were taken off the board.

Scott was then sacked in the re-played third down and Arizona settled with a field goal as Bonano’s 41-yard kick went through the uprights.

The UA defense continued to stiffle the Oklahoma State offense, forcing a second straight three and out.

But the Wildcats ended up settling for a redzone field again, this time from 24-yards, taking a 16-14 lead over the Cowboys.

The Arizona defense continued to play well against the prolific Cowboys offense, stopping them on a fourth and inches at midfield and then forcing a punt on the next drive.

Scott then drove Arizona down the field on a 10-play, 66 yard drive that was finished off with a score when running back Ka’Deem Carey powered the ball in from a yard out.

Carey struggled to find openings on the ground though, gaining just 27 yards on 12 attempts.

Lunt and the Cowboys finally put together a drive, but it was abruptly ended when conerback Jonathan McKnight tipped a pass straight to safety Jared Tevis.

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