On the next play, Shimonek was intercepted by linebacker Marcel Spears Jr., who made a 61-yard return for a touchdown to increase the lead to 31-13 with 9:07 left in the game. That pressure probably played in to coach Mike Gundy's reasoning to play for overtime in the fourth quarter instead of go for the win.
Oklahoma State (6-1) was stymied by Texas' defensive front all day and averaged less than three yards a carry. A week ago Texas had a fourth-quarter lead on Oklahoma before letting one slip away. And Texas got constant pressure on Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph too.
The win may not inspire much confidence in Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys will remain in the Big 12 championship hunt as well as on the playoff radar after getting out of Austin with the win.More news: NOAA Winter Outlook 2017
CBS Sports had Oklahoma State as the consensus pick to win the Saturday morning showdown between the Cowboys and Longhorns. Oklahoma State has not lost in Austin since 2008 and has won five of the last seven meetings between the two teams - with both Oklahoma State losses coming in Stillwater. Four plays later, Kempt completed the 4-yard touchdown pass to Eaton. The Cowboys head to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Cyclones (5-2, 3-1) have won three consecutive Big 12 games - including games on the road against Oklahoma on October 7 and the Red Raiders (4-3, 1-3).