FORT WORTH (AP) — Mason Rudolph ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as 13th-ranked Oklahoma State earned a Big 12 title shot with its seventh consecutive victory, 31-6 over TCU on Saturday.
The Cowboys (9-2, 7-1, No. 11 CFP) will be conference champions if they beat eighth-ranked Oklahoma in their regular-season finale after an open date.
Oklahoma State scored on its only two drives in the third quarter to go ahead 24-6. Chris Carson had a bruising 19-yard TD run when he got through three tacklers and Rudolph scored on a 2-yard keeper immediately after a 63-yard catch-and-run by Chris Lacy , who dragged a defender almost 15 yards before finally being brought down.
TCU (5-5, 3-4) had a chance to take the lead in the final minute of the first half after a 40-yard run by quarterback Kenny Hill. But Kyle Hicks took direct snaps in a wildcat formation on consecutive plays from the 1, getting stopped short on a third-down run and then overthrowing an open receiver.
Justice Hill had 154 yards rushing on 16 carries for Oklahoma State, and Carson had 146 yards on 17 carries. Lacy had four catches for 109 yards, setting up his 3-yard TD in the first quarter with a 30-yard catch.
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