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Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2002 6:18 PM EST
NCAA FOOTBALL RECAP
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Oklahoma St 28, Texas A&M 23
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STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Tatum Bell ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Oklahoma State ended a six-game losing streak to Texas A&M by holding on for a 28-23 Big 12 Conference victory.

Texas A&M (5-4, 2-3 Big 12 South) had one last chance to win the game, driving to the Cowboys' 31-yard line after converting a pair of first downs. But the Aggies' Dustin Long was intercepted by defensive back Vernon Grant with a minute left to seal the victory for Oklahoma State.

Bell had touchdown runs of two and five yards to bookend a second quarter in which Oklahoma State (4-4, 2-2) outscored Texas A&M, 21-7. Josh Fields added a 42-yard TD pass to John Lewis as the Cowboys used three scoring drives of 58 yards or more to overpower the Aggies' famed "Wrecking Crew" defense.

Todd Pegram booted a 35-yard field goal and Long hit Bethel Johnson for a 23-yard score to cut Texas A&M's deficit to 28-23 in the third quarter. But tight end Greg Porter was stopped short on a two-point conversion that would have cut the deficit to a field goal.

Long completed 25-of-43 passes for 332 yards and a pair of touchdowns but was sacked three times and intercepted twice. Porter had nine receptions for 154 yards.

The Aggies scored first on a one-yard TD plunge by Joe Weber to cap an 11-play, 82-yard drive in the first quarter. But Bell answered on the next play from scrimmage for a 64-yard TD run to tie the game.

Oklahoma State ended a four-game losing streak on Homecoming by gaining 273 yards in the first half.


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