McCluster-led Ole Miss beats OSU in Cotton Bowl - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

McCluster-led Ole Miss beats OSU in Cotton Bowl

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

ARLINGTON, TX (AP) - Dexter McCluster gave Ole Miss fans a finale to remember, rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 2-yard run on a direct snap with 4:03 left as the Rebels beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 21-7 in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.

McCluster also had an 86-yard TD run in the second quarter after the senior had already become the first SEC player with 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in the same season.

Ole Miss (9-4) had five turnovers in the game, but Oklahoma State had six in the fourth quarter, and seven overall.

The Rebels failed to capitalize on Kendrick Lewis' two interceptions, but McCluster scored after a fumble to break a 7-7 tie. Patrick Trahan picked up another fumble and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown less than a minute later, then intercepted a deflected fourth-down pass by Oklahoma State's Zac Robinson on the next drive.

The Cowboys (9-4) missed a chance for their first 10-win season since 1988.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

    Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:09:54 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:00:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado looks over his shoulder as he walks onto the field before the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado looks over his shoulder as he walks onto the field before the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington.
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.More >>
    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.More >>
  • Long Beach baseball player invited to All-American games

    Long Beach baseball player invited to All-American games

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:01:03 GMT
    This honor earned the infielder a spot in the Underclass All-American Games. (Photo source: Long Beach HS)This honor earned the infielder a spot in the Underclass All-American Games. (Photo source: Long Beach HS)

    Long Beach High School Bearcat Cade Crosby has been making major achievements this summer as he was selected as a Perfect Game Underclass All-American.

    More >>

    Long Beach High School Bearcat Cade Crosby has been making major achievements this summer as he was selected as a Perfect Game Underclass All-American.

    More >>
  • Nick Saban is still the star of the show at SEC Media Days

    Nick Saban is still the star of the show at SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:35:17 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:13:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall ...(AP Photo/John Amis). NCAA college football head coach Nick Saban of Alabama speaks during the ceremony for the acceptance of The Macarthur Bowl trophy which is in front of him during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall ...
    Alabama's Nick Saban is approaching his 67th birthday, but he remains the king of the Southeastern Conference.More >>
    Alabama's Nick Saban is approaching his 67th birthday, but he remains the king of the Southeastern Conference.More >>
Powered by Frankly