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High Noon Highlights(9/10): Sergeant surprises parents with homecoming

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State Athletics.

NCAA Football: South Alabama at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s high noon...

A military homecoming surprise:

At Saturday’s game, Sergeant Blake Witten gave his parents the surprise of a lifetime when he came home from a deployment with Oklahoma National Guard. He walked out onto the field to the roar of the crowd in Boone Pickens Stadium. You might want to grab the nearest tissue box. (You know, for your allergies.) The emotional reunion was caught on video by OSU Athletics. Welcome home Sergeant Witten!

Tylan Wallace makes PFF Offense of the Week:

With 10 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown, Tylan Wallace received a grade of 88.6 from Pro Football Focus for his performance in the game against South Alabama.

Here’s what PFF had to say about Wallace.

No one picked up as many first downs receiving as Wallace with 10 despite some good coverage that led to four of his catches being contested. Regardless, he still made five explosive plays on 18 targets.

Cowgirl Soccer gets win against San Francisco:

O’Colly reporter Nhan Doan wrote a great notebook about the Cowgirls 3-0 win in Neal Patterson Stadium on Sunday. Despite the lopsided score, Doan writes that the Cowgirls struggled to get a rhythm going before a spree of goals. The cowgirls got some momentum and it was all OSU from there.

After a tight opening 30 minutes, OSU was the first team to leave the first gear. Five minutes before the break, Kim Rodriguez’s rainbow header beat USF goalkeeper Olivia Camera, but it was cleared off the line.

It set the tone for the rest of the match, as OSU dominated the second half. The Cowgirls had 10 shots and limited USF to one shot on target in the final 45 minutes. For much of the match, OSU’s superiority didn’t translate onto the scoreboard, though. At least five times, an OSU striker was sent clear for a breakaway, but she couldn’t connect the final ball to other teammates.

Bonus: Watch this gem from Mike Gundy’s press conference:

That’s all for today! Enjoy your Monday afternoon.