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OSU football: Shane Illingworth starts at quarterback for Cowboys

STILLWATER — A week after saving the day as a third-stringer, true freshman Shane Illingworth made his first career start as Oklahoma State’s quarterback Saturday against West Virginia.

Spencer Sanders — who injured his ankle last week — was seen going through warmups with the second string during pregame, but his availability was unknown. 

Illingworth replaced second-string quarterback Ethan Bullock with 2:02 left in the third quarter of last week’s 16-7 win over Tulsa. He completed four of five passes for 79 yards and led the Cowboys to 13 fourth-quarter points in the come-from-behind victory.

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Oklahoma State's Shane Illingworth hugs teammate LD Brown after a win over Tulsa during their first game of the season at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday, September 19, 2020. JOHN CLANTON, TULSA WORLD

Oklahoma State's Shane Illingworth hugs teammate LD Brown after a win over Tulsa during their first game of the season at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday, September 19, 2020. JOHN CLANTON, TULSA WORLD

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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