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The Rundown: Everything Mike Gundy Said in His Post-McNeese Presser

A breakdown of what OSU’s ole ball coach said after his team’s big win.

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Unsurprisingly, Oklahoma State is unbeaten heading into its in-state battle with Tulsa.

The orange Cowboys pounded the blue and yellow Cowboys 56-14 on Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium. Afterward, OSU coach Mike Gundy took to the podium, and here is what he said.

• He wasn’t happy with how OSU played the first half. He said his team came out flat, didn’t take care of the ball and had too many penalties.

• OSU tackled well apart from Cody Orgeron’s 52-yard run in the third quarter.

• At halftime, Gundy told his team he was disappointed in the way it was playing. He said he told his guys they weren’t focused like they were in Corvallis.

• Gundy said his team played in the second half how it should’ve started the game.

• It was “awesome” that OSU was able to get a lot of guys some playing time.

• After running all over Oregon State, Gundy attributes the different defense as to why the passing game was working well for his team Saturday night. OSU threw four touchdown passes of at least 59 yards.

• “The offense can’t determine run/pass. Defense determines run/pass. Offense only determines tempo.”

• Spencer Sanders had done a good job and needed to get out so Dru Brown could play. Gundy said he was glad they were able to get Brown in and let him go.

• “C.J. (Moore) looked like he played good. He’s gotten loose. He did a nice job at Oregon, and then he got loose here tonight. It was nice to see (Braydon Johnson) catch one and run fast. That’s what we brought him here for.”

• He liked the way Dru Brown played. “When he was out there with guys that had played some, he was pretty effective. Gets a little rough for him when there’s new guys out there that haven’t really worked together.”

• Jordan McCray made some plays. He had 45 yards on four catches and four targets.

• The outside receiver spot opposite Tylan Wallace, where McCray and Moore play, is an important position for OSU. Gundy said those guys are playing better in games than he thought they would to this point.

• A.J. Green’s pick-six was “nice.”

• “(Tylan Wallace is) a good player, right? He’s arguably the best player in the country at that position, and he continues to play well and make plays. We expect him to make plays for us. If they’re gonna put one guy out there on him, then we have to use him. Last week we didn’t have that luxury; they were playing a guy over the top. It’s a little different every week, but we expect him to make plays. He works hard and should be productive each game.”

• The defense played fine throughout the game minus the long run. Gundy said they’ll have to continue to work on QB contain.

• Philip Redwine-Bryant getting an interception was “awesome.”

• It was a little disappointing that Redwine-Bryant didn’t score, but Gundy said it was cool that it set up walk-on running back Micah Cooper’s touchdown.

• There will always be plays for Sanders to run the ball.

• Malcolm Rodriguez has played “very well” in his first two games at linebacker. He had 11 total tackles Saturday.

• Gundy said this was a game to get some of the young guys who will likely redshirt in.

• “I can tell y’all are tired. Y’all need to get some chicken and go home and go to bed.”

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