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OKLAHOMA STATE vs MISSOURI STATE: OSU Player of the Game Nominations

The quarterback carousel rolls on as the Cowboys beat the Bears 40-23. Here are your Cowboys Ride for Free Player of the Game Nominations.

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys nicely handled Missouri state in their home opener.

J.W. Walsh left the game early after suffering a foot injury in the first quarter, making way for the mythical Daxx Garman. The offense played a little bit above average and the defense looked spotty at points, but there are still plenty of positives to take away from yesterday's victory.

However, some performances stood out more than others and it's time for you to decide who you thought was the Cowboys Ride for Free Player of the Game.

Honorable Mention

Jordan Sterns

Sterns stepped up big time on special teams after recording a punt block that he returned to the Missouri State 21-yard line, setting up for the first Cowboy touchdown. On special teams, the Cowboys would block a punt, field goal, and PAT, being the 2nd team in history to do so and the first team to do it since Oregon State did it against USC back in 1996.

Tyreek Hill

HIll lead all rushers with 62 yards on just 8 carries. The Oklahoma State X-factor also had a punt return of 37 yards. The phenom is quickly becoming the player with the most amount of total yards without scoring a touchdown. I think we can all agree it's just a matter of time though.


Brandon Sheperd

Looking to become the ringleader of the OSU receivers, Sheperd led the Cowboys in all three receiving categories on Saturday as he racked up 131 yards and one touchdown on four receptions.

Rennie Childs

Filling in for the injured Desmond Roland, Childs came in and recorded two rushing touchdowns and 39 yards on twelve carries.

Daxx Garman

The man, the myth, the legend. Daxx Garman filled in for J.W. Walsh Saturday after Walsh suffered a foot injury. Garman, playing his first game since 2009, went on to throw for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. It is unknown if Walsh is going to be healthy enough to return against UTSA, but regardless, Garman made a case for the starting job.

That's a wrap on our nominations. Vote below and the winner will be announced on Tuesday morning!

Ride or die. Go Pokes!