DURANT, Okla. — Drake White pulled in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Austin Skinner with 25 seconds remaining Saturday to lift Southeastern Oklahoma State to a 31-24 homecoming victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State at Paul Laird Field.
Down 17-7 at halftime, No. 23 SOSU scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten. The Savage Storm improved to 6-0 with its second consecutive game decided in the final minute.
Skinner, in his first start of the season, was 21 of 36 passing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. White finished with four catches for 101 yards, while Codey McElroy had four receptions for 91 yards and a score.
The Storm took the early lead on Ryan Taylor’s 10-yard TD run, but the Bulldogs (2-4) came back with two TD passes from Casey Freeman and Trent Dennis’ 26-yard field goal on the last play of the first half.
Freeman was 22 of 44 passing for 266 yards and three TDs, but was intercepted twice.
Joel Carlos started SOSU’s comeback with a 30-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. Rashod Polk scored on a 6-yard run to tie the game at 17 with 11:02 to go, then McElroy put the storm in front with a 22-yard TD catch with 5:17 to go. SWOSU regained the lead just 70 seconds later on Jordan Jackson’s 28-yard TD catch.
The Bulldogs drove to the SOSU 31-yard line in the final minute, but Freeman was sacked on second down and threw incomplete on the next two plays. White scored on the next play.