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Jaylen Warren, No. 10 Oklahoma State Roll Past TCU

Running back Jaylen Warren #7 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys finds an opening up the middle for a touchdown run against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on Nov. 13, 2021 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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Jaylen Warren ran for three touchdowns to help No. 10 Oklahoma State roll past TCU 63-17 on Saturday night.

The Cowboys (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) won their third straight. Oklahoma State moved into a tie for first place in the conference with Oklahoma with two games remaining, including a showdown with the Sooners on Nov. 27.

Warren ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in the first half as the Cowboys took a 28-3 lead. Oklahoma State gained 352 yards and held TCU to 162.

The Cowboys took control by outscoring the Horned Frogs 21-0 in the second quarter. They closed out the first-half scoring with a 46-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Sanders to freshman Blaine Green.

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TCU (4-6, 2-5) couldn't carry the momentum from a stunning win over then-No. 14 Baylor the previous week.

THE TAKEAWAY
TCU: The Horned Frogs' top two running backs -- Zach Evans and Kendre Miller -- missed the game, and the Horned Frogs struggled to run the ball. They didn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma State: The offense is catching up with a defense that has been strong all season. Most notably, Sanders has improved as a passer and decision maker. He went without a turnover, threw several balls away when nothing was available and slid to avoid contact.

POLL IMPLICATIONS
The Cowboys could jump a spot with Oklahoma losing to Baylor. They could move even more if the margin of victory matters to voters.

BARRY SANDERS
Former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders was honored Saturday.
A 9-foot bronze statue of the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner was unveiled outside of Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium before the game. Former Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones was among the speakers. At halftime, Sanders' name and No. 21 jersey number were put in the Cowboy Football Ring of Honor inside the stadium.

UP NEXT
TCU: Hosts Kansas on Saturday.

Oklahoma State: At Texas Tech on Saturday.

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