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Oklahoma State’s lightning attack burns Pitt

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James Washington catches a fade pass from Mason Rudolph in the second quarter Saturday. -- GETTY

STILLWATER, Okla. — Avonte Maddox didn’t want to blame the wet field or  credit his opponent’s talent for a performance he'd rather forget.

He embraces the type of one-on-one challenges he faced Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, but after a game in which Oklahoma State tortured Pitt’s secondary, the junior cornerback regretted one play.

He quickly moved passed the 91-yard touchdown he allowed on the first play from scrimmage, but it was the 86-yard pass from Mason Rudolph to Jhajuan Seales — the one where Maddox was beat on a double move —  that set up the Cowboys’ go-ahead score with 1:28 left in the fourth quarter and led them to a 45-38 win over Pitt after a two-hour lightning delay.