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High Noon Highlights( 10/7): The week off is coming at the right time

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Pokes need a week off

When you lose the gut feeling is to try to make up for it as soon as possible, but sometimes its better to take a week off. The next two weeks of practice will be tough, but the Cowboys need to straighten some things out.

The Cowboys’ open week comes at the midway point of the regular season, and as coach Mike Gundy pointed out, more than nine weeks after they opened preseason camp. As much as the team might want to get back onto the field to redeem itself for Saturday’s shortcomings, some time off is more beneficial.

Gundy speculated that he might’ve worked his team too hard the last couple weeks, leading to some of the slippage the Cowboys saw in areas that hadn’t been major areas of concern. There were tackling issues and a couple lack-of-discipline penalties that resembled last year’s team more than this year’s. The Oklahoman

Teammates react to Mason Rudolph’s injury

Thankfully, former OSU quarterback is ok following a scary injury on Sunday. After the game, his teammates opened up about how it feels to see a teammate go down like that.

“His eyes were open and he was breathing, but he wasn’t there,” said offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who immediately signaled to the Steelers bench for medical attention, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He wasn’t moving. I knew it was a medical emergency.”

Rudolph, 24, walked off the field under the assistance of teammates and trainers, but the moments he spent on the ground were agonizing for offensive lineman David DeCastro.

”You’re just waiting, waiting, waiting for him to get up,” DeCastro told the Post-Gazette. “It took a little longer than I expected. The seconds turn into minutes and the minutes turn into longer. Your stomach just drops. You feel sick.” USA Today

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Rocking the pink uniforms, the Cowgirls beat Kansas State on Sunday for their second Big 12 win. They are tied for third place in the conference.

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