The Cowboys (4-1, 1-1 in Big 12) had the momentum, as little as it was, heading into halftime with a 17-14 lead after a Walsh 3-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the second quarter.
However, the Kansas State offense took the opening drive of the second half 79 yards on 11 plays, eating up just under seven minutes of the clock, to reclaim the lead.
Oklahoma State’s offense put their defensive counterparts in a bind on the ensuing drive when Walsh fumbled on a designed run that gave the Wildcats the ball at the OSU 23-yard line.
That’s when the OSU defense went into ball-hawk mode.
Linebacker Caleb Lavey forced a fumble of KSU quarterback Daniel Sams on the second play, and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah pounced on it.
The senior linebacker from Celina, Texas, then ended Kansas State’s next drive with an acrobatic interception on a rollout by Sams that put the ball at the KSU 22-yard line.