The Oklahoma State defense has turned over its opponents with great success this season. But the Cowboys, who answered every Stanford touchdown in the first half, could not turn a fortuitous fumble recovery into seven points from just outside the Cardinal end zone.
Oklahoma State trails Stanford 28-24 nearing the end of the third quarter in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.
Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden missed a wide-open target in the end zone on third-and-goal and Oklahoma State settled for a field goal. It was a missed opportunity for the Cowboys, who recovered the ball on the Cardinal four-yard-line.
Here's an animated GIF of Geoff Meinken's blunder, which set up the Cowboys right outside the end zone: