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High Noon Highlights (8/17): Rudolph’s NFL ability, Backup QB News and more

It’s high noon. These are your daily Oklahoma State highlights.

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Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a new daily link dump post at CRFF. Here, you’ll find all the important Oklahoma State news in one place.

Taylor Cornelius, Backup Quarterback?

The Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper wrote a practice report Wednesday which included a look into the backup quarterback battle.

With two weeks until the season opener against Tulsa, Mike Gundy isn’t saying who his backup quarterback will be. The competition is between junior Taylor Cornelius and redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee. However, Cornelius is reportedly seeing an increase in practice reps.

Here’s what Gundy had to say regarding the battle:

"We’re adjusting reps," Gundy said. "I think that both guys are getting better but Taylor has made some strides through maturity and done some things that in our opinion, I really haven’t sat down and had a discussion with the offensive staff, but I know that they’ve increased his reps over the last couple of days"

Rudolphs ability through the air:

Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s David Igono wrote a article highlighting Mason Rudolph's success through the air and how that could serve him well in the NFL.

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph’s capacity to throw accurate 50/50 targets is noteworthy. His capacity to limit an attempt to three ideal outcomes – a completion, an incompletion, or a flag – allows an offense to get vertical while minimizing risk. In one drive during the fourth quarter of a close conference game against Kansas State, Rudolph delivers on three downfield targets.

Mason has been money from the air, Which is why the package of him and J.W. Walsh worked well. Rudolph could get us down the field and then J.W. could come in once OSU was in the redzone.

You can read the rest of the article here:

Bryce Bray Wants A State Championship

KTUL, an ABC affiliate in Tulsa, put out a great piece on Bixby senior O-lineman and Oklahoma State commit Bryce Bray. Bixby has been a powerhouse in the state the past few years and Bray wants to show what he can do in his senior year.

We’re exactly two weeks away from football. Keep it locked here with CRFF as the first game rapidly approaches.

Go Pokes!