The 16 Best Stats From The Oklahoma State-Kansas State Game

first_imgHere are a few numbers that stood out to me in Manhattan on Saturday.8: Wins in OSU’s last nine true road games. Astonishing.2: Wins since 1988 in Manhattan now. This game and the one in 2010.6: Times in the last eight seasons Oklahoma State has won at least five of its first six Big 12 games. That’s pretty remarkable.163: Passes Mason Rudolph threw between the Baylor game and this one without a pick.6: National rank of Rudolph in yards per game (332). Patrick Mahomes is first at 432!8: Wins by Rudolph on games in which OSU has trailed in the second half in his career.1: Game this year in which Oklahoma State has not trailed at all.457: passing yards for Rudolph on Saturday. His second-best game ever and the fourth-most in a single game in school history.5: Of Mason Rudolph’s 15 road TDs came on Saturday in Manhattan. One-third. Wild.2,517: Yards for James Washington in his career. He’s fifth all-time. Dez is now behind him.10: Wins in their last 11 games decided by fewer than 10 points by OSU.6.9: Yards per carry average in the game for OSU. Its best number since … 2013!637: Yards allowed by KSU against OSU which is the most all season (including a season-high 180 on the ground).28.4: Average kickoff return by KSU on Saturday. OSU is allowing 17.11 yards on average.2: National rank of Oklahoma State in plays of 80+ yards this year (it has three of them). Only Southern Miss has more with four.1: Loss since 2000 at home for Kansas State when it wins the turnover battle 3-1 or better (it won it 3-1 on Saturday). 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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Illinois Judge Is Hearing Arguments Over High School Game Similar To OSU-CMU

first_imgWe have ourselves a situation. We have had ourselves a situation for many weeks now as the Central Michigan loss has loomed over the head of Oklahoma State. Mike Gundy has addressed it. Bob Stoops has addressed it. It seems everyone has addressed it.Obviously everyone knows what happened at the end of the CMU-Oklahoma State game. A play that shouldn’t have happened did happen, and OSU is 9-2 instead of 10-1.“Well, we did get the win; nobody will ever convince me we didn’t get the win,” Mike Gundy said on Saturday after beating TCU when asked about CMU again. He has repeated some variation of this dozens of times and even made fun of the CFB Playoff committee when he was asked if he watches its weekly show.Anyway, the same thing — nearly the exact same thing — happened recently in a 7A Illinois high school playoff game. Here’s Deadspin on Fenwick’s loss to Plainfield North.On the final play of regulation, with Fenwick holding a 10-7 lead with four seconds left on a meaningless fourth-and-15, quarterback Jacob Keller chucked the ball downfield after the clock had expired, seemingly putting a bow on the semifinal win.However, officials slapped Fenwick with an intentional grounding penalty, and gave the ball back to Plainfield North for an untimed down. Plainfield North kicked a field goal on the next play, sending the game to overtime and setting the stage for their wild game-winning play. Thus began the saga that’s since turned into a legal battle over who gets to go to the state championship game.A legal battle, huh? Whereas OSU’s legal battle didn’t really go anywhere, this one is. In fact, a judge is hearing the case today to decide which team will move on to the finals.Judge Kathleen Kennedy is scheduled to hear the case [Wednesday] morning and make a ruling. Fenwick reportedly cited a 2008 decision in Mississippi when a similar situation was eventually overturned by an athletic ruling body, as well as the IHSA’s own reversal of the 2008 Illinois state wrestling tournament.It’s rare for any on-field dispute to go to a professional judge for adjudication, but since Plainfield has said that they will prepare for the upcoming state championship game and will not forfeit, the case rests with a higher authority. Hopefully, justice is served.Whoo boy. 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. “It would be one thing if it was a missed holding call or if it was a judgment call, but this was not a judgment call,” Fenwick Principal Peter Groom told the Chicago Tribune. “This was a rule that was not applied when there was no more time left on the clock. I don’t know how I tell my kids (to accept the outcome) in this situation.”Sounds like Mike Gundy.We will be keeping an eye on this case as it unfolds on Wednesday. Will a precedent be set for the CMU-OSU game to follow suit? If OSU doesn’t win Bedlam, none of this matters obviously, but if it does and this gets overturned, Gundy’s press conference next Monday will be one for the ages.Update.Plainfield North will play East St. Louis for Class 7A state title— Michael O’Brien (@michaelsobrien) November 23, 2016last_img read more

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Perrish Cox To Sign With Seattle Seahawks

first_imgIt appears that former Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox has found another NFL home with the Seattle Seahawks.Seahawks will sign veteran CB Perrish Cox to a contract for 2017. He was in SEA briefly in ’13. With Shead ACL, could play key role.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 18, 2017Earlier this season, Cox was released by the Tennessee Titans last November after two years with the franchise after ineffective play — possibly due to injury — and with the Titans’ defense ranking 25th against the pass.This is the former All-American’s second stint with the Seahawks. Cox was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2010 and has also served two different tours with the San Francisco 49ers.After being released from Tennessee two months ago, Cox posted the following statement on Instagram.On to the next chapter, my last chapter has ended with the same smile it started with, I have everything to smile about, and I mean everything! When you can say your living your dreams and wishes, no need to frown for nothing and no one! Thanks to the Titans organization for the opportunity and brotherhood you helped me form, but with that being said, on to the next.Here are his career statistics: 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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Gundy Compares ’17 Cowboys To Historic 2011 Squad

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. Since 2011 when the Oklahoma State football team was absolutely magical, comparisons to that time have been few to none from coach Mike Gundy, but he did it on Monday.It’s understandable why Gundy wouldn’t like to make the comparison, especially in the past few years. The ’11 Cowboys finished No. 3 in the nation, and as everyone knows, were up to No. 2 before their trip to Ames, Iowa.That team had one of the best statistical offenses in college football history. That team produced NFL pros including Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, Joseph Randle and Justin Gilbert.But let’s blow your mind and show you why this year’s is the most qualified comparison yet.*Just a reminder: Mason Rudolph and James Washington returned for their senior seasons, and Justice Hill will be a sophomore in 2017.As a lot of media have recognized, OSU should be one of the best teams in college football. Gundy certainly notices the potential as well as the similarities.“We were a little more experienced then at the running back spot with Joe Randle,” Gundy said. “Justice is a good player, but obviously not as experienced as Joe. Had a group of wideouts then, and we had Blackmon, who Washington could be comparable to him either way arguably.”Hill has more than double the reps than Randle had in 2010, and Blackmon’s stats were far better than Washington’s last year. But this year’s receiver corps is likely far superior to the 2011 group.Here are the receiving stats from 2011 and 2016:Add in Marcell Ateman, Tyron Johnson, Tylan Wallace and others, let’s get real: This will be the greatest group of receivers ever at OSU.Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said all credit goes to receivers coach Kasey Dunn, who not only recruited so much skill, but also has developed it into such a cohesive, close group.“I don’t know how easy it is to have that much talent in a room but yet get those guys geared and focused on one goal,” Yurcich said.More good news is that the ’17 team might be better on defense, Gundy said.Last season’s defense will likely put the ’17 group to sleep after OSU lost Jordan Sterns, Vincent Taylor, Jordan Burton, Devante Averette, Ashton Lampkin and Motekiai Maile, but Gundy is probably right. When the Cowboys were fighting for their spot in the national title game in 2011, the only problem people had was they didn’t play very good defense.The ’11 OSU scoring defense was seventh-worst in the Big 12 at a time when the conference was known for poor defending. Last year, the Cowboys’ scoring defense finished third in a much-improved defensive conference. You have to figure production won’t fall off four spots in the conference.2011 wasn’t the best defensive year, but that group was good a forcing turnovers, Gundy said. In fact, OSU led the nation in turnover margin at 1.62 per game.“(That) allowed us to get more opportunities, and then we’d get in a track meet,” Gundy said. “And we could outscore you.”The positive about the ’17 defense is depth, particularly along the defensive line, Gundy said. There are nine defensive linemen who power clean over 315 pounds, bench more than 350 – five of which can do over 400, and nine who can squat above 450 pounds.Read that again.“I think we’re back into that role that we had where we can play a pretty solid 2-deep and keep those guys fresh,” Gundy said. “In this league, your defense gets beat up in November. We got the best basketball league in the country, but nobody knows it because they beat each other up for two months. That’s what happens to defensive guys.”They just have to find a couple of cornerbacks who can be trusted and can play immediately, he said. Throw in a punter and a quarterback who will probably be tops in the nation at their positions, and you might have something special.“We talk about that, the strategy based on our personnel is and what we think we can do in all three phases,” Gundy said. “So there are a lot of similarities.“I hope it turns out that way.”last_img read more

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Olsen, Dike Awarded Student-Athlete of the Year at Oklahoma State

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. Oklahoma State held its annual student-athlete awards banquet this week, and Zach Olsen (golf) and Courtney Dike (women’s soccer) walked away with the Student-Athlete of the Year awards.According to OSU, “The award is presented to a male and female student-athlete who has been exemplary in the classroom, in the community and on the court or field of play.”Olsen has top 10 finishes in his last three starts and recently helped OSU win The Maxwell as they hurtle towards the Big 12 Championship. Dike started all 21 games for the Cowgirl soccer team last fall and led the squad with 10 goals and seven assists.This school year saw 200 student-athletes named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for achieving a 3.5 GPA or better.Cowboys Earn Academic Honors #okstate #golfschool https://t.co/Q1OHB6UVZh pic.twitter.com/RJjqoembAq— Oklahoma State Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) April 19, 2017 Congrats to all our award winners at #okstate Academic Awards Banquet & big ups to @CourtneyDike, OSU’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year! pic.twitter.com/0qpCNRLWhJ— Cowgirl Soccer (@CowgirlFC) April 18, 2017last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Commit C.J. Moore Nominated for U.S. Army All-American Game

first_imgFour-star wide receiver and Oklahoma State pledge C.J. Moore is among the 400-plus players nominated to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He is one of six Oklahoma standouts to be nominated along with Josh Proctor (Ohio State commit), Jalen Redmond, Ron Tatum (Texas commit), Casey Thompson (Texas commit), and Brey Walker (Oklahoma commit).Six #OKPreps football guys are nominated for the US Army All-American game — 100 finalists will be selected. #OKPreps @LilThurm @rontatum3_ pic.twitter.com/JVgDCFxA0B— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) May 25, 2017 Of the 400-plus member nominee list, the U.S. Army All-American selection committee will trim the list to 100 finalists for the game. The game will be played on January 6, 2018.OSU has been represented well over the years in the prestigious event, most recently with offensive lineman Tramonda Moore, who is now at Independence Community College. Star running back prospect Herschel Sims also played in the game in 2011. 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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Where OSU Football Decommitments Are Now (Part 2)

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. Part 1 of our series covering where OSU football decommitments have landed through the years included the likes of three 4-star receivers flipping elsewhere and enjoying successful careers, but part 2—the final part, for now—might be even more difficult to thumb through as the wounds are still fairly fresh.Here’s where football recruits who decommitted from OSU from 2015 to 2018 landed and how their young careers have fared.2015Ronald Jones, 4-star running back: After hanging on to the commitment of McKinney North standout Ronald Jones throughout the football season, the four-star standout had second thoughts late in the process after USC and Notre Dame came calling. He backed away from OSU in December before signing day and committed to USC at the Under Armour All-American game the same day OSU rolled over Washington in the Cactus Bowl in 2015. Jones has 2,069 rushing yards through two seasons and is slated to start for the Trojans in 2017.AdChoices广告Kenneth Edison-McGruder, 3-star safety: McGruder committed to OSU in the summer before signing day but decommitted following an offer and visit from Nebraska. A month later, McGruder made an official visit to OSU and re-committed to the Cowboys, where he’s been in the fold since. McGruder has played spot duty at safety but has switched to linebacker, and shows good promise as a contributor in 2017.Jaylon Lane, 3-star cornerback: Lane was a four-star recruit at the time he was committed to OSU and appeared next in line to replace Justin Gilbert, but he decommitted from OSU after the school pulled his scholarship following an incident at school in which he threw a calculator and overturned tables during class in a temper tantrum. Lane went the JUCO route, instead, and is set to make his Division I debut next season with Texas Tech.Joshua Jones, 3-star offensive tackle: Houston offensive lineman Joshua Jones pulled a fast one on signing day by flipping from Gundy to Tom Herman in Houston after a six-month long commitment to the Pokes. Herman sold him on staying home and leading the H-Town movement, and has been a steady contributor for the Cougars, starting in all 13 games last season.2016Tyrell Alexander, 3-star receiver: Like the aforementioned Edison-McGruder, Alexander had a difficult time deciding on his destination. He originally committed during the spring game in 2015, backed away from OSU in the summer, then re-committed in November of the same year. He stayed loyal despite a late offer from Oregon. Alexander redshirted last season and has a high upside as a speedy receiver after transitioning from high school quarterback at Lancaster.Tyrell Alexander could take on an expanded role in 2017. [PFB]Nick Starkel, 3-star quarterback: Like Alexander, Starkel committed early in the process but had a lackluster senior season that had OSU cooling on the now Texas A&M Aggie. Starkel decommitted after preferred walk-on quarterback Nyc Burns joined the fold, in part, I believe, because Burns’ elite high school production scared him off. Starkel hasn’t been a factor in Aggieville but could compete for playing time next season.Jonathan Marshall, 3-star defensive end: Of all the decommitments, Marshall’s was the most damaging. The three-star defensive end was locked in with OSU but a late official visit to Arkansas changed his mind. He later decommitted on Twitter by saying that Fayetteville is “where it’s at.” He’s been a bit player in Arkansas thus far.Ryan McCollum, 3-star offensive lineman: McCollum was the first in a long line of offensive linemen who later committed to Texas A&M under coach Greg Adkins. He redshirted last season.2017Levi Draper, 4-star linebacker: Draper decommitted from OSU shortly after a Bedlam bludgeoning and committed to the Sooners, but his original commitment led some to believe he committed to the Pokes in spite because of OU’s lack of early interest in him.Levi Draper went from a Cowboy to a Sooner.Adrian Wolford, 3-star offensive lineman: Wolford decommitted from OSU and signed with Texas A&M.Derek Kerstetter, 3-star offensive lineman: Kerstetter decommitted from OSU and later committed and signed with Texas after late interest from the Longhorns.Dan Moore, 3-star offensive lineman: Moore decommitted from OSU in December, and committed to Texas A&M after the Aggies pulled the trigger with a late offer.Nelson Mbanasor, 3-star defensive end: Mbanasor backed away from his OSU pledge to join Texas Tech.Tyon Merchant, 3-star cornerback: OSU cooled on Merchant in recruiting and he later ended up signing with Sam Houston State.Spencer Misko, 3-star tight end: Like Merchant, OSU cooled on Misko late in the process and shifted their attention elsewhere. Kansas State signed him in February as a defensive end.Ty Thomas, 3-star safety: The son of former Texas Tech safety Bart Thomas, Ty had a change of heart in the process and signed with Arizona State. He was originally the first pledge of OSU’s 2017 class.Tyler Henderson, 3-star tight end: Henderson flipped from OSU to Baylor late in the process last cycle, probably because Baylor has a long track record of integrating tight ends into its offense.2018So far, so good. I can think of only one explanation.Mike Gundy hair update: Full-blown American Glory. #okstate ?? pic.twitter.com/9fxZSrItFU— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) July 5, 2017last_img read more

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Videos: Ends Brailford and Leveni Praise Each Other’s Play

first_imgWe talked to defensive ends Vili Leveni and Jordan Brailford about their 2017 defense, and they both mentioned each other as somebody to watch out for as the season nears. Both missed time last year because of injury, and both should have a huge impact on how good OSU’s defense could be this season.AdChoices广告 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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Herrera injury sees Pogba enter for Man United

first_imgManchester United Herrera injury gives dropped Pogba another chance to shine for Man United Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 04:30 22/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Pablo Sarabia, Sevilla Aitor Alcalde Manchester United UEFA Champions League Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla Paul Pogba The former Juventus man was dropped for the Red Devils’ trip to Seville, but an injury to his team-mate has given him the chance to prove a point An early injury to Ander Herrera handed Paul Pogba a reprieve after he was dropped for Manchester United’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Sevilla.Herrera had been struggling in recent weeks with a muscle complaint and then appeared to pick up a hamstring injury 17 minutes into Wednesday’s game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.Unable to continue, the player was taken off, allowing Pogba the chance to get involved having previously been left on the bench in something of a shock decision made by Jose Mourinho. 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 France international had originally been overlooked in favour of Scott McTominay, who filled the final United midfield spot in Andalusia. He had also missed out at the weekend due to an illness, giving McTominay the chance to shine in a 2-0 defeat of Huddersfield Town.Pogba’s form has dipped of late and has reportedly seen his relationship with Mourinho become strained as a result.last_img read more

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