Mason Rudolph Guides Oklahoma State Over South Alabama, 44-7
MOBILE, Ala., Sporting Alert — Mason Rudolph continued his impressive start to the college football 2017 season after helping No. 11 Oklahoma State trounced South Alabama 44-7 and broke the Cowboys’ career passing mark on Friday night. Complete Game Box Scores and Stats. Postgame Notes and Photo Gallery
Rudolph threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score in the win for Oklahoma State (2-0) which made it two from two starts this season.
The senior quarterback, who has not played in the fourth quarter of either of the opening two games this campaign, said it “was cool” to get the school record but he remains focused on the bigger goals this season.
“That’s not even one of the goals on my goal sheet,” said Rudolph, who went 25 of 38 on passes with no interceptions.
“Getting the Big 12 title is the ultimate goal, and it’s going to take a lot more of these performances to get there.”
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Marcell Ateman took two catches for touchdowns, James Washington had two catches for 98 yards, including a 66 yarder for a TD for OSU, which tallied 505 totals, which included 342 yards passing in the win.
South Alabama lost starting quarterback Cole Garvin after just one series when he sprained his right ankle.
Garvin was replaced by Dallas Davis, who completed 13 of 23 passes for 126 yards and connected with Maaseiah Francis for a late 17-yard touchdown in the defeat.
Overall, the Jaguars (0-2), who dropped their second successive game of the season, was no match for the Cowboys, who held the home side to just 175 total yards.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State linebacker Calvin Bundage was ejected from the game for targeting on the first play of the third quarter.
He will be unavailable for the first half at Pittsburgh.
In other news, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said linebacker Kevin Henry will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury before Friday night’s game.
Henry, who featured in 13 games last year, hurt his knee during a practice session on Thursday, with Gundy confirming that it was a non-contact injury.
- 4th and 2 at USA 14
(7:32 – 1st) Matt Ammendola 31 Yd Field Goal
OKST 3-0 USA
- 2nd and 8 at OKST 34
(5:31 – 1st) James Washington 66 Yd pass from Mason Rudolph (Matt Ammendola Kick)
OKST 10-0 USA
- 1st and Goal at USA 4
(1:36 – 1st) Mason Rudolph pass complete to Marcell Ateman for 4 yds for a TD, (Matt Ammendola KICK)
OKST 17-0 USA
- 4th and 10 at USA 36
(0:11 – 2nd) Matt Ammendola 53 yd FG GOOD
OKST 20-0 USA
- 3rd and 1 at USA 20
(11:16 – 3rd) Marcell Ateman 20 Yd pass from Mason Rudolph (Matt Ammendola Kick)
OKST 27-0 USA
- 1st and Goal at USA 10
(7:44 – 3rd) Mason Rudolph 10 Yd Run (Matt Ammendola Kick)
OKST 34-0 USA
- 2nd and 10 at USA 25
(4:12 – 3rd) Justin Phillips 25 Yd Interception Return (Matt Ammendola Kick)
OKST 41-0 USA
- 1st and 10 at OKST 30
(10:55 – 4th) Matt Ammendola 48 Yd Field Goal
OKST 44-0 USA
- 2nd and 9 at OKST 17
(4:35 – 4th) Dallas Davis pass complete to Maaseiah Francis for 17 yds for a TD, (Gavin Patterson KICK)
OKST 44-7 USA