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The Oklahoma State MVP Draft: Week 9 Recap

Our contest wasn’t nearly as dramatic as the game

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Week nine is in the books and DAMN that was a dramatic game! Our contest on the other hand was much less dramatic. Many of us picked the same players (come on guys!). Let’s see how everyone did.

Phillip: 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Chad Whitener | ST - Zach Sinor
KSU: O - Jesse Ertz | D - Jordan Willis | ST - Byron Pringle

Cade: 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Chad Whitener | ST - Ben Grogan
KSU: O - Jesse Ertz | D - Elijah Lee | ST - Matthew McCrane

Dustin: 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Vincent Taylor | ST - Zach Sinor
KSU: O - Jesse Ertz | D - Jordan Willis | ST - Matthew McCrane

Christopher: 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Vincent Taylor | S - Zach Sinor
KSU: O - Jesse Ertz | D - Elijah Lee | S - Nick Walsh

Joel: 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Chad Whitener | S - Zach Sinor
KSU: O - Jesse Ertz | D - DJ Reed | S - Matthew McCrane

Oklahoma State

Offense: We all picked Rudolph, so we all get the point. Not that we picked incorrectly. Rudolph had a MONSTER day completing 29 of 38 passes for 457 yards and five touchdowns! Yes he had the one HORRIBLE pass that ended up being a pick-six. Even Rudolph knew it was a bad one.

Still, Rudolph DESERVES the point after Saturday’s performance.
Defense: Whitener has been impressive this season, but not this game. He totaled one total tackle. Taylor on the other hand continues his impressive (Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year?) season. He totaled six tackles, three TFLs, and a sack. He also had one of the BIGGEST defensive plays of the game.

Special Teams: Sinor had his worst week of the season. He only punted twice, and had one blocked. Grogan wasn’t called on to kick any field goals, but did make all of his extra points, so he gets the point.

Kansas State

Offense: Like Rudolph, we all picked the quarterback. We all chose correctly. Ertz did exactly what many of us feared, he tore up the Cowboys on the ground. 30 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns. He completed 12 of (only) 18 passes for 87 yards. His only turnover was the interception that sealed the win for the Cowboys.
Defense: Elijah Lee led the team in tackles with eight, and recovered the muffed catch by Barry J. However, I’m giving this one to Reed who had seven tackles and caught Rudolph’s second INT of the game. It was a 50/50 ball, and Reed out--muscled and positioned Seales for the ball. It was pretty impressive.
Special Teams: Matthew Crane didn’t compete so that leaves Nick Walsh and Byron Pringle. Walsh had a solid day averaging 45.2 yards a kick on five punts and planting two inside the 20 yard line. However, Pringle got 142 yards on five kick-returns, for an average of 28 yards a return That may not seem like a lot, but it’s easily the best anyone has performed against OSU’s special teams defense this season. The next closest was 143 yards on seven returns, which averages out to 20 yards a return.

So in the end everyone got three points this week. That’s weak. It also means the standings don’t change.

Cade - 28 points
Phillip - 25 points
Dustin - 23 points
Joel - 22 points
Christopher/Kyle - 20 points

Come back on Thursday for the Week 10 picks!