Oklahoma State’s James Washington, Mason Rudolph among nation’s top performers
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
James Washington named to 2 midseason All-America teams
Monday saw Oklahoma State receiver James Washington named to a pair of midseason All-American teams, with The Athletic and USA Today having the senior on their squads. Washington is second in the FBS in receiving yardage and yards per catch.
Bleacher Report also identified Washington as the Cowboys’ MVP at the season’s midpoint.
Mason Rudolph leads nation in passing yards per game
Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph’s big arm is leading to big results. He leads the nation in yards per game at 394.7. His performance against Baylor was the fifth-best by any Power 5 quarterback this weekend, in terms of total quarterback rating.
In fact, Rudolph is behind only Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in total QBR for this season. They have a chance to be the first pair of quarterbacks since 2010 to post QBRs of at least 90.
Other headlines from the program:
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy discussed how his wife reacted to his shirtless stunt before the Cowboys’ homecoming game.
- Gundy isn’t worried about his team looking ahead past its matchup Saturday with Texas.
- ESPN said not to forget Oklahoma State as a College Football Playoff contender.
Cross-country team atop Midwest Region for 58th straight week
For the 58th straight week, the Oklahoma State cross-country team sat atop the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s regional rankings for the Midwest Region. It’s the longest active streak in the nation among regional leaders.
The Cowgirls rose to No. 3 in the Midwest. The team will next compete in the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28.
Other headlines from the athletic department:
- The No. 5 Oklahoma State women’s golf team ended the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate in 13th place with a 16-over 284, but the Cowgirls are only 11 strokes out of third.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Safety Ramon Richards
"Now that i got y'alls attention, what did the fat girl say to the pig?……. Daa-Hammm😂😂😂😂😂😂" pic.twitter.com/eYTuLghaub
— Felipé Siete (@chief_vii) October 16, 2017
Senior Associate Athletic Director/Public Address Announcer Larry Reece
— Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice) October 16, 2017
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