Article by Senior Writer, Albert Alvarado / Twitter: @Alvarado_Sport
Brown steps up for injury-plagued Cowboys
Redshirt senior running back LD Brown helped the short-handed Oklahoma State Cowboys score 20 unanswered points and escape with a 20-18 road win at Kansas State on Saturday.
Brown rushed for 110 yards on just 50 carries as Oklahoma State (5-1, 4-1 Big 12) held its No. 14 spot in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll after beating Kansas State (4-3, 4-2).
The former DeSoto star got the Cowboys offense going with a 50-yard run in the third quarter that gave Oklahoma State the ball on the Wildcat one-yard-line. Oklahoma State scored three plays later to cut the Kansas State lead to 12-10.
Oklahoma State is in second place in the Big 12 and holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with conference leader No. 17 Iowa State (5-2, 5-1). The Cowboys are a half-game ahead of Kansas State, No. 18 Oklahoma (5-2, 4-2) and No. 21 Texas (5-2, 4-2) for second place.
Brown had 13 touchdowns in nine games as a senior at DeSoto.
The Cowboys will have two weeks to prepare for Bedlam, their annual in-state rivalry game with the Sooners. Oklahoma State visits Oklahoma on Nov. 21.