Dana Holgorsen is glad that this is the last year he’ll have to try and stop Mason Rudolph, according to BlueGoldNews.com.
"Offensively Oklahoma State is as good as we will see… I'm glad Mason Rudolph is graduating."
— Blue & Gold News (@BlueGoldNews) October 24, 2017
Rudolph is leading the NCAA in passing yardage, and ranks eighth in passing touchdowns. The Oklahoma State offense has received a lot of acclaim over the year, and a large part of it is due to Rudolph’s ability to put the team in the best position to succeed.
SB Nation’s Bill Connelly did a thorough explanation of the Oklahoma State RPO offense already, and how Rudolph excels at operating it. This week will present a unique challenge, as the Cowboys are facing off against the Tony Gibson 3-3-5, which is stocked with several solid upperclassmen linebackers. If Oklahoma State is going to succeed against this kind of defense, they’ll need to be able to exploit and confuse probably the oldest unit on the West Virginia defense.
The Mountaineers are young across the defensive line, and have a mix in the defensive backfield. The most talented player on the defense is easily Kyzir White, a bruising safety who can play against the pass as well. If Oklahoma State is going to exploit the West Virginia defense, they’ll have to go through White, who will almost assuredly be around James Washington the majority of the time.
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