Oklahoma State achieves Big 12 history in home finale; Cowboys say goodbye to seniors

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.

The duo connected for one final touchdown Saturday, then after the game, Washington said he’ll miss Rudolph “ just being my friend.”

Other headlines from the program:

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

Former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders

Center Brad Lundblade

Safety Tre Flowers

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