Instant Recap: Oklahoma State Survives Scare in Manhattan 43-37

first_imgAfter giving up an 11-play methodical drive with zero pass attempts from the Kansas State Wildcats on the opening possession of the game, Oklahoma State seemed to be out-manned in the running game on defense all day — but still found a way to overcome the mismatch.The Cats took advantage of a fast start to race ahead to a 13-0 lead, but strong play from Mason Rudolph and his receiving corps. sparked a resurgence with two straight scores to put the good guys ahead, 14-13 with 14:00 left to play in the second quarter. Jhajuan Seales was active, Chris Carson made several impressive appearances in the running and passing game, but it was the play of Blake Jarwin that helped OSU in the most surprising way. Going into the half, Jarwin lead OSU in receiving with 2 receptions for 96 yards and a TD — where he finished the day and notched a career high.The Cowboys secured a 21-16 lead at the half, and took the ball the first out of the gate in the second half. But the offense sputtered in the third quarter and was littered by miscues; first, a muffed punt by Barry J. Sanders; then, a pick-six thrown by Mason Rudolph that handed K-State the lead. And to add to the disastrous third, Oklahoma State had a punt blocked that gave the Cats field position in favorable territory along with the momentum.Kansas State capitalized on the turnover and, on the ensuing offensive possession, marched down for a rushing touchdown to take a commanding 30-21 lead.But the Cowboys weren’t done yet, as they responded with a score of their own to bring it to 30-28, and battled back and forth offensively late into the fourth. It was Junkyard James Washington who blew the game wide open with a monstrous 82-yard reception to put them within two with 7:45 to play in the fourth. Ohhhhhhh boy. pic.twitter.com/HLW8PyzeUE— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 5, 2016After a much needed stop late in the fourth, the Cowboys took over possession on offense with around 6:00 left on the clock, and drained it all the way down on a 3:39 second drive that netted OSU 8 points — first on a powerful Chris Carson touchdown run that was capped by a Jalen McCleskey duck that somehow landed in the hands of Rennie Childs to convert the two-point conversion and put them up by six.K-State took over possession and marched all the way down the field to the four-yard line with less than 10 seconds to go, but an OFFENSIVE pass interference call backed the Cats up 15 yards and on the final play of the game, Kansas State’s pass attempt to the end zone was picked off by Jordan Sterns. Pokes now move to 7-2 with Texas Tech coming to town next weekend. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Headed To Alamo Bowl To Face Colorado

first_imgOklahoma State has been selected to play in the Alamo Bowl on December 29 against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cowboys were the second-place Big 12 team behind Oklahoma (which is headed to the Sugar Bowl), and the Alamo Bowl has second choice of Big 12 teams.This will be a top 12 matchup as OSU is ranked No. 12 in the final CFB Playoff rankings and Colorado is No. 10. Those are the top two teams that did not make one of the New Year’s Six games. Impressive stuff and a big get for the Alamo Bowl.Oklahoma State has not been to the Alamo Bowl since 2010 when it pasted Arizona 36-10. Other appearances at this bowl include: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 1997: Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 202004: Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 72010: Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10The game will be played on December 29 (a Thursday) two days before the CFB Playoff semifinal games. It will be aired at 9 p.m. on ESPN just after the Belk Bowl.New Year’s Six bowl teams by conference:Big Ten: 4ACC: 2Pac-12: 2SEC: 2Big 12: 1MAC: 1— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) December 4, 2016This is Oklahoma State’s 11th straight bowl appearance. They are one of just 11 teams currently that have played in 10 or more consecutive bowls. Mike Holder released a statement about OSU’s excitement of playing CU.AD Mike Holder statement on #OKstate Alamo Bowl berth pic.twitter.com/fcY6PIlpTL— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) December 4, 2016last_img read more

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BREAKING: Mason Rudolph, James Washington Announce they are Returning for Senior Years

first_imgWord on the street was James Washington and Mason Rudolph would be returning for their senior season.During bowl preparation in San Antonio, the two put those rumors to rest with an announcement on social media that they would indeed be returning.!!! #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/6UN2poyrU6— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 27, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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2017 NFL Combine: Chris Carson Impresses On Bench Press

first_imgChristian McCaffreySTAN10 Corey ClementWISC19 De’Vion SmithMichigan22 James ConnorPitt20 The NFL combine is officially underway, as running backs, offensive lineman and special teams players showcased their talents in lifting heavy things on Thursday. The 40-yard dash, which many consider to be the most supreme measuring stick for running backs, doesn’t kick off until Friday. But OSU running back Chris Carson made his presence felt on Thursday with a bench press showing that stacked up favorably among the other participants:Here’s a look at some of the notable bench press performances from the running backs. Carson was a beast among most and finished second to OU’s Samaje Perine: Dalvin CookFSU22 Chris CarsonOSU23center_img Donnel PumphreySDSU5 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Elijah HoodUNC18 PlayerSchoolBench reps Samaje PerineOU30last_img read more

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Athlon Sports Names Barry Sanders 2nd Best CFB Player in Last Half Century

first_imgAs a part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Athlon Sports compiled a panel of college football experts to rank the 50 greatest college football players during that span. Predictably, Oklahoma State’s lone Heisman winner was near the top.The dazzlingly elusive Sanders had arguably the greatest individual season in college football history, rushing for 2,850 yards on 7.6 yards per carry and 42 touchdowns (including the bowl game) in his Heisman campaign of 1988. He scored 55 total touchdowns in his three-year career despite having only one season as the Cowboys’ featured back. [Athlon Sports]AdChoices广告Sanders claim to the greatest individual season is actually pretty hard to argue. In 1988, Sanders set 38 new NCAA records on his way to claiming the school’s only Heisman trophy. The majority of those records are still in tact.One of those records, the single-season mark for all-purpose yards, fell to Christian McCaffrey’s 2015 season. McCaffrey compiled 3,864 yards in 14 games for an average of 276 per game. Sanders’ record was 3,250 yards in 11 games (bowl games prior to 2002 are not counted by the NCAA). That included an unheard of 295.5 yards per game. If we include his Holiday Bowl performance, Sanders actually had  3,526 in twelve games, a 293.8 average.No running back has ever been — or likely ever will be — as dominant as Sanders was that season. Ever.Had it not been for another Hall-of-Fame running back in Thurman Thomas ahead of him, who knows what Sanders could have accomplished during his first two seasons.Georgia’s Herschel Walker gets the No. 1 nod on this list, likely due to his teams’ overall success and the Bulldogs’ National Championship in 1980. Hard to argue with Walker as an all-time great, but I have a hard time putting anyone ahead of Barry if we’re talking individual accomplishments. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Videos: Wudtee, Brown, Green Preview 2017 Season

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Our final batch of 2017 Media Day videos includes a random collection of players: QB Keondre Wudtee, cowboy back Keenen Brown and cornerback A.J. Green. All three were solid and had intriguing perspectives on the season. I’m particularly interested in Green as he figures to factor in heavily to Oklahoma State’s success on defense this season. Mike Gundy noted in his presser on Saturday that he has a lot of confidence in his young corners, and Green is among them.Hope you guys enjoy the vids.AdChoices广告last_img read more

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‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’

first_imgManchester United ‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’ – Man Utd boss blasted by St Pauli director Chris Burton 19:12 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Jose Mourinho Sevilla Manchester United UCL 21022018 Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a goalless draw with Sevilla, with his comments questioned on German television Jose Mourinho has been accused of talking “bull****” following Manchester United’s goalless draw with Sevilla and advised to quit by Ewald Lienen if he no longer enjoys the game.The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a Champions League stalemate in Spain.Having been irked by constant questioning of Paul Pogba’s situation prior to the European encounter, Mourinho then faced criticism of his methods during a continental clash. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Portuguese offered more outspoken comments afterwards, as he sought to defend his tactics and questioned the advice of his medical team, with Lienen less than impressed by what he saw.Speaking on Sky Deutschland, the former Hannover boss who is now technical director at German side St Pauli said: “If I ever said such bullshit as a coach, I would just quit.“His [Mourinho’s] explanation is an insult to anyone who loves football. If he has enough money but can’t be bothered any more, he should just quit.”Despite seeing his side muster just six efforts on goal, compared to Sevilla’s 25, Mourinho had said after an uninspiring contest: “The game was even.“The stats are what it is. Sometimes you have 15 shots, but 13 of them were what I call ‘statistic shots’, so I really feel that the result reflects what the game was.“You ask me, ‘is it a good result?’. I say, it’s not good, it’s not bad.”Mourinho also responded to questioning of a free role for Alexis Sanchez and whether he is disciplined enough to contribute to the collective cause by saying: “I think you are all, or many of you, are in a new sport! In England, some guys say the wingers shouldn’t defend.”The next time I see David Beckham I’m going to ask him: ‘David, when you were playing right wing at Manchester United, when the opposition left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands? Or do you come back with the guy?’ I’m going to ask David that.”And everybody knows that I’m not big friends with Roy Keane or Paul Scholes, but I will ask them: ‘When your team lost the ball, did you drop back? Or did you stay walking on the pitch?'”Because now it looks like all the good players have to play free, and when the team has the ball, which I think is such a stupid thing to say. When a team has the ball, you attack. When the team does not have the ball, you defend.”last_img read more

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29 seconds? Ceballos deserves better

first_imgReal Madrid 29 seconds? ‘Humiliated’ Ceballos deserves more game time from apologetic Zidane Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 03:45 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Dani Ceballos Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Real Madrid v Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés Primera División Transfers Opinion The ex-Betis midfielder was mocked by fans of his former team last weekend and then brought on for less than half a minute at Leganes on Wednesday Dani Ceballos has had a tough time since signing for Real Madrid. The 21-year-old reportedly was wanted by a host of Europe’s elite clubs last summer, including Barcelona, but chose to join Los Blancos. So far, however, life in the capital has been difficult.Despite his obvious talent, the former Betis midfielder has made just 17 appearances for Real in 2017-18 and only seven starts, with five of those coming in the Copa del Rey, just two in La Liga and none in the Champions League.The controversy over his explosive tweets from the past out of the way after he signed in the summer, Ceballos looked to concentrate on his football and a match-winning double away to Alaves on his full debut in the Primera Division offered real promise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That was back in September and it looked like the young Spain star would go on to be an important player for coach Zinedine Zidane, but ahead of Madrid’s meeting at home with Alaves again on Saturday, Ceballos has endured his worst week at the club.Ridiculed as an unused substitute last weekend in the 5-3 win at Betis as fans at the Benito Villamarin called him a “benchwarmer” and “seed muncher” (it is common for Spanish supporters to take bags of sunflower seeds to football games), among other things, he did make it onto the pitch at Leganes on Wednesday — but only for 29 seconds!But almost as soon as he had ran on the pitch with time running out in the 3-1 win, the match was over and he cut a forlorn figure as he walked through the mixed zone without stopping to talk or even look at anyone.The Spanish press spoke of “humiliation” on Friday and some said Zidane had done it on purpose to make an example of his player. The Frenchman, however, was quick to play down the controversy later in the day.“It was bad,” he said in the pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Alaves. “I don’t like to play someone for just 30 seconds. At all. I’m sorry and I have told him that.Dani Ceballos graphic“He knows that he hasn’t played much this season but he’s still worked a lot, he’s great. I remember his match against Alaves in the first half of the season when he scored two goals. I love what he’s doing and he has to keep fighting.”With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos now out injured, Saturday’s game against Alaves would be an ideal opportunity for Zidane to show he has real faith in a player who could be extremely useful in the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain next month if the Croat and the German are not fully fit.Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Madrid have utilised their summer signings less than any other club in La Liga and that could, in part, explain their poor form in the Primera Division this term. Zidane has not rotated his pack effectively in the current campaign.For his part, Ceballos may be young, but he is still among the most exciting talents in European football and he deserves more game time from his coach. Because no player can make much impact in 29 seconds…last_img read more

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Juventus v Atalanta postponed due to snowfall

first_imgJuventus Juventus vs Atalanta postponed after heavy snow pounds Turin Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 01:23 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juventus Atalanta Serie A snow Getty Juventus Serie A Juventus v Atalanta Atalanta The northern Italian city received significant snowfall over the weekend, meaning that Sunday’s Serie A clash will have to be rescheduled Juventus’ Serie A clash at home to Atalanta has been postponed due to snow following a pre-match pitch inspection.Conditions in Turin had been playable an hour before the game was due to start, but significant blizzards left the pitch covered.The two sides continued their warm-ups despite the adverse conditions and the game looked set to start as scheduled. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp However, after the match officials consulted with captains Gianluigi Buffon and Rafael Toloi, the decision was made to postpone the contest.Massimiliano Allegri’s men therefore lose the opportunity to go top of Serie A at least for 24 hours. Juve currently lie one point behind league leaders Napoli, who will visit Cagliari on Monday evening.The Old Lady will now have to wait to find out when their clash will be rescheduled, while Napoli will now have the chance to go four points clear if they succeed in the weekend’s final match.last_img read more

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Report: Spurs 6 Rochdale 1

first_imgTottenham 6 Rochdale 1: Llorente hat-trick settles replay after VAR farce Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 05:43 1/3/2018 fernandollorente-cropped Getty Images Tottenham romped to a 6-1 victory in their FA Cup replay against Rochdale after a first-half marked by controversial VAR decisions. Fernando Llorente’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup quarter-finals after sealing a 6-1 victory in a fifth-round replay against Rochdale marked by controversial video assistant referee (VAR) deliberations. The Spaniard’s second-half strikes restored the Premier League side’s control of the contest after an opening period that threatened to descend into farce due to a number of dubious refereeing decisions involving VAR.There were lengthy pauses in play while referee Paul Tierney consulted VAR, before disallowing a goal for Erik Lamela after six minutes. A penalty for Spurs was also rescinded. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead but the League One visitors levelled through Stephen Humphrys and boos rang out around Wembley at half-time as the Spurs fans voiced their frustration amid the confusion.In stark contrast, the second half was a procession for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who raced ahead through Llorente’s trio of goals before Son, who was influential throughout, added a fifth.Substitute Kyle Walker-Peters scored his first Tottenham goal in injury time to cap off what proved to be an emphatic win.FT | Rochdale bow out of the #EmiratesFACup after another performance to be proud of this evening. It has been a truly memorable cup run this year – thanks for your outstanding support along the way #RAFC— Rochdale AFC (@officiallydale) February 28, 2018A chaotic first half exploded into life when Tottenham put the ball in the net after six minutes. Son’s cross ricocheted off the legs of Llorente and Lamela stroked the ball past Josh Lillis.Rochdale looked dismayed by the early setback but after a two-minute delay Tierney, having delayed the game to consult VAR, disallowed the goal for a pull on the shirt of visiting defender Harrison McGahey by Llorente in the build-up to the goal.The League One side then hit the post through Matt Done’s low shot but Tottenham’s class began to shine through after 23 minutes when Lamela split the opposition defence before rolling the ball to Son, who rattled the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.Two minutes later Tierney consulted VAR again before awarding Spurs a penalty for a foul by Done on Kieran Trippier, but Rochdale were let off the hook when Son’s spot-kick was ruled out for a feint during the run-up that earned the Korean a yellow card.On the half-hour mark the visitors drew level through Humphrys, who deftly controlled Andrew Cannon’s cross and rounded Michel Vorm before rolling the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.Cannon almost gave the visitors a sensational half-time lead when he crashed a shot onto the post in injury time but the ball bounced clear and Spurs breathed a sigh of relief.Spurs’ nerves were settled within two minutes of the restart when Lucas Moura sailed through Rochdale’s half and slid the ball to Llorente, who skilfully chipped the ball over Lillis and into the empty net from just inside the penalty area.Llorente added his second and Tottenham’s third six minutes later after Moura and Son combined to present him with a simple chance from the edge of the six-yard box and he toe-poked the ball home with his left foot before Lillis could react.It was 4-1 just before the hour mark when Son got to the byline and hung the ball up tantalisingly in front of goal with a chipped pass before Llorente nodded it into the net.Right footLeft footHeaderA perfect hat-trick in 12 second-half minutes for @llorentefer19! pic.twitter.com/k2CiOcGC1R— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 28, 2018Unselfish play from Lamela gave Son the easiest of chances six minutes later and he turned the Argentine’s low cross into the unguarded net from three yards out.Lamela rattled the frame of the goal with a curling free-kick in the closing stages but the contest – and Rochdale’s hopes of an upset – had long since ended.There was time for one last memorable moment in the 93rd minute when Walker-Peters scored his first goal for Tottenham, slotting the ball into the bottom left corner from 10 yards out after Dele Alli played him in. read morelast_img read more

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