Oklahoma State outguns Texas Tech, Pokes stay put in AP Poll

Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup where  we take you through all the  b iggest head lines around Oklahoma State athletics .

Oklahoma State wins tight road contest against Texas Tech

The Cowboys earned their first Big 12 victory Saturday, but it didn’t come easily. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph scampered into the end zone with 1:12 to play for a 41-34 victory at Texas Tech. Rudolph finished with 5 total touchdowns and 376 passing yards, earning  DieHards Big 12 Offensive Player of Week honors.

James Washington also shined, as he tends to do against Texas Tech. The nation’s leading receiver had 127 yards and a touchdown. The score moved him into a tie for third in Oklahoma State history.

Cowboys remain No. 15 in AP Poll despite victory

Oklahoma State’s victory against Texas Tech might have given the Cowboys a boost in confidence, but it led to no boost in the AP Poll. The Cowboys were still 15th in Sunday’s rankings. They’re the third-highest Big 12 team, behind unbeatens Oklahoma and TCU.

Oklahoma State is fourth among one-loss teams. Like the Cowboys, Ohio State, Auburn and USC suffered their lone losses to undefeated teams.

Other headlines from around the program:

Brad Underwood mum in light of FBI investigation

Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood had little to say regarding an FBI investigation into one of his former assistants. Lamont Evans, who worked with Underwood at Kansas State before spending last season as his assistant for the Cowboys, was terminated last week after it was revealed he reportedly accepted at least $22,000 in bribes for directing players toward certain advisers. Evans was the associate head coach under Mike Boynton, who replaced Underwood after he left for Illinois after one season in Stillwater, Okla.

“[What] happened happened and surprised people, but I don’t know. I don’t know,” Underwood said. “I think there’s some things that come to light that surprise everybody.”

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • The No. 19 Cowgirl soccer team improved to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a pair of victories this weekend. Oklahoma State beat TCU on Friday, winning 2-0 on the road. Sunday, back in Stillwater, the Cowgirls claimed a 1-0 victory in overtime against Baylor. Oklahoma State is 10-1-2 overall this season, eclipsing its 2016 win total in nine fewer games.
  • Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler went 3-0-1 in Presidents Cup play to lead the American team to a 19-11 victory over the International Team at Liberty National in New Jersey. Fowler will serve as Oklahoma State’s homecoming grand marshal.
  • The No. 9 Cowboy cross-country team won its eighth straight Cowboy Jamboree title Saturday in Stillwater, edging No. 25 Ole Miss behind Sylvester Barus’ individual title. The No. 22 Cowgirls finished fourth in the women’s portion of the event.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Coach Mike Gundy

Quarterback Mason Rudolph

Running back Justice Hill

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