Cowboys Join Sooners! Oklahoma State Upset By Houston 45-35

James WilliamsonSenior Writer ISeptember 12, 2009

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 17: The Houston Cougars watch the action from the sidelines against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Robertson Stadium November 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 35-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The top ten teams are taking a beating these past two weeks. The No. 3 Oklahoma was defeated 17-14 by BYU and they have fallen to No. 13 in the rankings.

Now, it looks like another upset happened for the state of Oklahoma when the University of Houston came to town and defeated the Cowboys with a score of 45-35 after a 26 yard interception return by Jamal Robinson with 3:24 remaining in the game.

Houston kept control of the football game with its high powered passing attack led by Case Keenum, who was 32-of-46 with 367 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Helping out also was a combined rushing attack of running backs Bryce Bell with 78 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown, and Charles Sims with 30 yards on nine carries.

Houston had been originally up 24-7 at the half, and it looked like U of H could not be stopped.

But then the game did a 180 and the Cougars couldn't stop the Cowboys in the third quarter when Oklahoma State scored 21 unanswered points with two rushing touchdowns, and an electrifying 82 yard punt return by Dez Bryant to make it 28-24.

However, games are not won in the third quarter as proven by the Cougars who got a one yard touchdown run by Bryce Beall on 4th-and-goal with 13:40 left.

Oklahoma responded quickly with quarterback Zac Robinson firing his lone touchdown pass to Josh Cooper with 11:22 left in the game.

Then, a miracle happened with Houston. They drive down the field with precise passes and a few good runs, but they are stuck with 4th-and-goal.

They go for it, and it looks like Keenum's in trouble, moves out the right, step up in the pocket and fires over the middle where it is tipped by the linebacker, and the ball lands right in Bryce Beall's gut to make it 37-35 pending the extra point.

However, Oklahoma State gets a chance at a comeback that was snuffed with Jamal Robinson and his interception return to unofficially end the game.

Oklahoma State had a combined total of 201 yards rushing by four running backs, and 239 yards passing by Zac Robinson, who had one touchdown and one interception.

This will most likely drop Oklahoma State out of the top ten since Houston was unranked, and they lost at home.