Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup , where we take you through the b iggest head lines around Oklahoma State athletics .
Oklahoma State dominates Kansas in home finale
Oklahoma State ended the regular season with a 58-17 victory against Kansas at Boone Pickens Stadium. When Marcell Ateman surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season, the Cowboys became the first team in Big 12 history with a 4,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers.
The Cowboys completed the regular season with the Big 12’s leaders in passing yards (Mason Rudolph), rushing yards (Justice Hill) and receiving yards (James Washington). Rudolph and Washington also lead the FBS. Additionally, Rudolph accounted for 4 total touchdowns in the game to reach 45 in 2017, breaking Barry Sanders’ school record of 44 from his Heisman-winning 1988 campaign.
Cowboys fans say goodbye to seniors
Saturday’s game also marked Oklahoma State’s senior day. The program honored the class with an emotional hype video before the game. It was the last chance for Cowboy fans to see a senior class that had a huge impact on the program, including Rudolph and Washington.
Other headlines from the program:
- Coach Mike Gundy dismissed any notion he’d leave the Cowboys for one of the open jobs in the SEC .
- Washington recorded his 20th career 100-yard game Saturday, matching Rashaun Woods for the program record .
- Oklahoma State remained at No. 18 in the AP Poll.
- The Cowboys were among the top five schools for JUCO defensive end Azur Kamara.
Oklahoma State sets Big 12 free-throw record, improves to 5-1
In its 101-74 victory against Houston Baptist on Sunday, the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team made its first 24 free-throw attempts, setting a Big 12 record for consecutive made free throws. The Cowboys finished 31 for 33 from the line as they improved to 5-1.
Five Cowboys scored in double figures in the rout, led by Kendall Smith and Thomas Dziagwa with 16 apiece. They return to the court Wednesday against Austin Peay in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Other headlines from the athletic department:
- The Cowgirl basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Friday, falling to No. 12 Tennessee 79-69 in the Cancun Challenge at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico.
- In its Big 12 opener, the Oklahoma State wrestling team defeated North Dakota State 40-3 at the Scheels Center in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday. In the victory, 141-pound national champion Dean Heil recorded his 100th overall and 50th consecutive victory.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Quarterback Mason Rudolph
— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) November 26, 2017
Former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) November 25, 2017
Center Brad Lundblade
— Brad Lundblade (@BradLundblade) November 26, 2017
Safety Tre Flowers
I wanna thank everybody one last time especially my brothers that I worked with for the past years! But one special shoutout to the fans/haters that help me get this tough skin and work through everything that didn’t go as i wanted. #ForeverGrateful @CowboyFB pic.twitter.com/yeAe7KczFF
— Tre Flowers (@_Slimm7) November 27, 2017
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