WATCH: Oklahoma State uses official as blocker to score first TD of Liberty Bowl
In college football, you’ll take any advantage you can get. Oklahoma State did exactly that in the Liberty Bowl.
Early in the first quarter of Monday’s Liberty Bowl matchup, Oklahoma State struck first, scoring on a 30-yard pass less than six minutes into the game. Taylor Cornelius found Dillon Stoner in the middle of the field before the receiver raced to the end zone.
But Stoner got a lot of help from his blockers on the play, including one from someone not wearing a Cowboys jersey. A Missouri defender collided with an official, which opened up a path to the end zone.
It gave Oklahoma State an early 7-0 lead.
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Give the umpire an assist on Oklahoma State’s first TD of the day. pic.twitter.com/IOnx2pFTEH
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Missouri players and the coaching staff probably weren’t too pleased with that interference.
Oklahoma State finished the year 6-6 and is looking to end the season with a winning record. Missouri ended the year 8-4.