Texas Tech 49, Oklahoma St. 30
Saturday, November 10th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Les Miles' opinion of Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury didn't change much Saturday after Tech's 49-30 win over Oklahoma State.
``I thought Kingsbury was an awfully talented quarterback coming in, and I see him no differently leaving,'' the first-year Oklahoma State coach said.
Kingsbury threw for 440 yards and four touchdowns as Texas Tech (6-3, 4-3 Big 12) won its third straight in preparation for No. 3 Oklahoma next weekend in Lubbock.
``We are going to go in relaxed,'' said Kingsbury, who moved into second place on the school's career touchdown pass list with 44, only four behind leader Robert Hall. ``No one expects us to win, so we don't have anything to lose.''
Oklahoma State (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) lost its fifth in a row and closed out its home season without a conference win in Stillwater. The last two games are at Baylor and Oklahoma.
``At times, we made great plays on defense, and at times we didn't make those plays,'' Miles said. ``On offense, we moved the ball and then turned it over. We can't make those mistakes.''
Among the bright spots was Chris Massey, whose 209 kickoff return yards were the most in a single game in Oklahoma State history. Massey surpassed the previous 151-yard record Barry Sanders set in 1987 against Tulsa.
Aso Pogi had 245 yards passing and three touchdowns for the Cowboys, and Rashaun Woods had 109 yards receiving.
But Oklahoma State's defense couldn't hold off Kingsbury and his receivers. Mickey Peters led 11 Texas Tech pass catchers with 100 yards.
``Our offense played well today,'' Tech coach Mike Leach said. ``We overcame some penalties, which was good.''
Ricky Williams rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns and set a Texas Tech record for career rushing attempts.
For the Cowboys, Tatum Bell rushed for 83 yards and a score.
Texas Tech led 21-10 at the half. Kingsbury hit Nehemiah Glover for a 42-yard touchdown pass to open scoring after the break and connected with Francis on a 2-yard touchdown pass at 4:28 in the third quarter.
Pogi lobbed a 23 yard pass to Woods in the corner of the end zone to bring Oklahoma State to 35-17 with 12 seconds left in the third quarter.
Williams scored from the 1 with 12:51 left. But a 92-yard Massey kickoff return set up Pogi's six-yard scoring pass to Woods with 12:23 remaining.
Pogi found Woods again on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 5:57 left, but an attempt at getting two extra points failed.
Anthony Terrell picked off a pass from backup Josh Fields and returned it 45 yards to end scoring with 2:57 left.
Kingsbury had 201 yards for two touchdowns in the first half, hitting Anton Paige and Foy Munlin for scores.