Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2004 9:05 AM EST
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No. 23 Oklahoma St (7-3) at Texas Tech (6-4)
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LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- No. 23 Oklahoma State tries to beat Texas Tech for just the third time in their last 10 meetings when the Big 12 Conference foes match up on Saturday.

The Cowboys (7-3, 4-3 Big 12 South) had lost seven of eight in the series before edging the Red Raiders in Stillwater last year, 51-49.

The teams combined for 1,334 total yards, with former Texas Tech star B.J. Symons completing 42-of-67 passes for 552 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for another score but was intercepted twice, including once with just over a minute remaining.

Oklahoma State has not won back-to-back games over Texas Tech since 1975 and 1988. The teams discontinued the series for 12 years following the 1975 game.

The Cowboys had dropped three of four games before routing Baylor on November 13, 49-21.

Filling in for an injured Vernand Morency (knee), Seymore Shaw ran for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown for Oklahoma State, which jumped out to a 21-0 lead and cruised thereafter.

The Red Raiders (6-4, 4-3 South) have not played since a 32-25 overtime loss at Texas A&M on November 13. Texas Tech scored 18 fourth-quarter points to send the game to overtime before falling short.

Sonny Cumbie passed for 294 yards and two touchdowns but threw three interceptions in the loss.


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