Under the Friday Night Lights (sort of), the Cowboys dominated on a national stage. Against South Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference, this was a game that Oklahoma State needed to win convincingly, and they did just that. In a 44-7 victory, the offense looked extremely impressive, as did the defense. Mason Rudolph, now the all-time leading passer in school history, looked efficient and effective, completing 25 passes to 8 different receivers for 3 scores. The defense caused turnovers as well, including a Justin Phillips pick-six to put the game on ice in the 3rd quarter for Oklahoma State.
So many guys made an impact in this game so it was difficult to find someone to pick for the unsung hero this week. This week, I am going to go with a guy that has made an impact on the games so far, yet has a lot of potential and talent that has yet to be tapped into yet. This week, I am going to go with Tyron Johnson. He had 4 catches for 43 yards on Friday.
The LSU transfer wide receiver has been on campus for over a year now. Having to sit out last year due to NCAA rules, Cowboy fans have been patiently waiting to see what this guy can do in the wide open offense he has wanted to play in. So far, he has been electric. When that ball in his hands, it's like a switch goes off and it feels like he could go for a touchdown anytime he touches the ball. But, what makes him a unsung hero? To me, he's the unsung hero because he takes a lot of pressure off not only Mason Rudolph, but James Washington as well. Because of the embarrassment of riches that Oklahoma State has at wide receiver, this gives James Washington, Jalen McCleskey, Marcell Ateman, and others, more opportunities in one-on-one coverage. Not only is Johnson a great wide receiver, he is excellent in the return game on kicks and punts as well. If Oklahoma State can utilize Johnson more in the offense and put the ball in his hands, he adds another deadly weapon in an already dominant offense. #BagYear