NORMAN, Okla. – No. 1 Oklahoma State improved its all-time series advantage against No. 12 Oklahoma to 130-26-10 on Thursday, highlighted by a huge technical fall from Chris Perry at 174 pounds to put the Cowboys on top.
With Oklahoma (13-5; 3-3 Big 12) leading the dual 15-13 and only the 174- and 184-pound bouts remaining, Chris Perry stormed to a 20-5 technical fall victory against Kyle Detmer to give the Cowboys (15-0; 5-0 Big 12) an 18-15 lead.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Oklahoma State 19, No. 12 Oklahoma 18|
|No. 11 Wyoming 45, South Dakota State 0|
|No. 17 Maryland 30, George Mason 10|
|No. 20 Hofstra 26, Rider 9|
|No. 25 Central Michigan 21, Michigan State 12|
OU edged out a 4-3 win in the final bout to tie the score at 18-18, but since the overall bouts were split 5-5, the dual was decided by the second tiebreaker criteria, which OSU won 1-0 by total falls or technical falls due to Perry’s win.
“I think we all knew it could be a tough match coming in, and it lived up to it,” coach John Smith said. “In the end, it went five and five. The difference was the tech. fall.”
The Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead after Blake Rosholt (197) and Alan Gelogaev (heavyweight) each earned decisions, but the Sooners stayed within striking distance leading up Perry’s match with wins at 125, 141, 157 and 165 pounds.
OSU’s other wins came from Jordan Oliver, who earned an 11-2 major decision against No. 11 Jordan Keller at 133 pounds, and Jamal Parks, who won 6-2 against No. 17 Nick Lester at 149 pounds.
“We fell behind a couple times this year and we bounced back,” Perry said. “That’s the thing that national championship teams are going to have to do. We did it at Iowa, we did it against OU, and we did it against Missouri. That’s a good thing to have, to know that you’re not going to have to panic, but we can’t have those next week.”