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The Oklahoma State MVP Draft: Alamo Bowl Wrap

It’s time to crown a champion!

Valero Alamo Bowl - Oklahoma State v Colorado Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

It’s our final football MVP Draft post of the season. It’s been a fun first year for the Draft and got to end it with a fantastic game; a 38-8 win over Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.

Let’s go ahead and rack up our points and crown this year’s winner!

Phillip - 3 points

OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Chad Whitener | ST - Zach Sinor
CU: O - Phillip Lindsey | D - Jimmie Gilbert | ST - Chris Graham

Cade - 2 points

OSU: O - Chris Carson | D - Jordan Sterns | ST - Ben Grogan
CU: O - Sefo Liufau | D - Tedric Thompson | ST - Chris Graham

Dustin - 3 points

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Vincent Taylor | ST - Ben Grogan
CU: O - Sefo Liufau | D - Tedric Thompson | ST - Chris Graham

Christopher - 3 points

OSU: O - Chris Carson | D - Jordan Sterns | ST - Ben Grogan
CU: O - Sefo Liufau | D - Kenneth Olugbode | ST - Chris Graham

Joel - 2 points

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Jordan Sterns | S - Zach Sinor
CU: O - Phillip Lindsay | D - Chidobe Awuzie | S - Chris Graham

Oklahoma State

Offense: Hill and Carson had a nice game combining for 161 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Carson also had that great pass back to Rudolph on the trick play in the second quarter. Rudolph though, was my MVP of the game. He completed 22 of 32 for 314 and 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.Plus, he completed passes to SIX different receivers. It was an impressive night for the Cowboy QB.
Defense: Taylor won the Alamo Bowl’s Defensive MVP award after leading the team with 7 total tackles and a sack. How can I argue with that. If that was Taylor’s last game for OSU, it was a good one and a great end cap to a fantastic career!
Special Teams: If Grogan makes that second field goal, the chip-shot 25 yarder, he would hold the record for most made field goals at Oklahoma State. Instead he missed it, and misses out on this point as well. Sinor continued to show how valuable a weapon he is. He planted three of his four punts inside Colorado’s 20, and booted two of them 50+ yards, including a 54-yarder.

Colorado

Offense: I really wanted to go with Phillip Lindsey here. While he only had 69 rushing yards on 14 carries, he did have 103 receiving yards on six receptions and caught the two-point conversion. However, It’s hard to go against Sefo Liufau who came back into the game after re-injuring his ankle in the second quarter. Liufau was 18-29 for 195 yards and got Colorado’s only TD on the ground. Granted, that TD came when the game was looong over.
Defense: Olugbode finished second on the team in tackles with 10 and added a Quarterback Hurry. He gets the point here.
Special Teams: We all picked Graham, so despite the fact that he missed his only field goal attempt, didn’t kick an extra point, and only had one kick-off he gets the point.

So let’s update the standings

Christopher - 37 points
Dustin - 37 points
Cade - 36 points
Phillip - 36 points
Joel - 31 points

This is why we added a tie-breaker this week. Dustin predicted a final score of 34-31 OSU while Christopher predicted 35-31 Oklahoma State.

That means the first MVP Draft Champion is...

What a comeback! From last place to champion! Nice job Christopher and good luck to everyone next year.