OSU football: Kolby Harvell-Peel has another huge day in win against TCU
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy compared Kolby Harvell-Peel to Willie Mays.
It’s a stretch, considering it’s a different sport, but Harvell-Peel pulled off the difficult over-the-shoulder catch Mays is known for on an interception Saturday afternoon in the Cowboys’ 34-27 win over TCU at Boone Pickens Stadium. It was the final of Harvell-Peel’s three turnovers, a career high and personal best.
And this comes after he set a program record with six pass breakups last week at Iowa State.
“It was a big one for me, I’m not going to lie,” Harvell-Peel said. “But Like I said earlier, the win is more important to me.”
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Harvell-Peel did not go through contact drills all week after injuring his shoulder last weekend. He was then forced into a different role, moving to Tre Sterling’s safety position after Sterling suffered an injury. Tanner McCalister filled in at Harvell-Peel’s position.
That just set Harvell-Peel up for another huge day. He had two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
His final interception was the toughest. TCU quarterback Max Duggan overthrew everybody, but Harvell-Peel tracked it and caught it over his shoulder.
“It felt like it was up there forever,” Harvell-Peel said. “I was trying to figure out how I was going to, because I got a little turned around.”