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What We Learned from Oklahoma State’s Win over Texas



A lot happened on Saturday in Austin. We’re still trying to sort through a lot of it. Here are a few things we learned in Oklahoma State’s 30-27 win over Texas.

1. Grogan’s Got this

To steal one of OKC Dave’s legendary hashtags (#grogangotthis), we’re sort of underrating what “the kicker” as Gundy calls him did on Saturday. The tie and the win from 40+ both times? That’s impressive at any point but for the much-maligned Grogan on the road in a heated game in 93 seconds? I was really impressed. Gundy was too.

“It was a good call by Rob Discher and really proud of Ben Grogan,” said Gundy. “He may be the only kicker in college history to have to make a field goal after a delay of game with 23 seconds to win the game.”

I think Gundy got his kicks mixed up but at least he’s proud of him.

“I was proud of him for rallying,” said Gundy.

2. The golden boy has a few pimples

I am (and will continue to be) his loudest supporter, but Mason Rudolph showed what seven-games-into-your-career quarterbacks are supposed to look like on Saturday. I’d noticed the high throws throughout the first three games, but I’d presumed they’d be fixed by the time Austin rolled around.

Thankfully, he’s got an incredible defense he can lean on early in his career. That won’t always be the case.

3. Marcell Ateman has gone from overrated to underrated

How about that? Ateman quietly led the team in receiving and hauled in all four of his catches for 69 yards in the second half. They were all huge but this one was especially delightful.

Each receiver is sort of settling in to his own role and it’s good to see Ateman finally (probably) fulfill his wild talent.

4. Vincent Taylor can hold his own

Taylor burst onto the scene in spring ball, and had an impressive spring game that got his campaign off to a hot start. Through three games, he was good, albeit against lesser competition. But Taylor proved that he can excel in Big 12 play on Saturday, and his emergence at the defensive tackle position couldn’t come at a more opportune time.

5. The return game will take time

True freshmen McCleskey and Carr have yet to make any big breaks in the return game – yet. Youth at these positions are experiencing some growing pains, but both kids are more than capable of developing into big-time playmakers.

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