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High Noon Highlights (9/21): Matthew Wolff earns runner-up at U.S. Open

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Matthew Wolff is happy with performance on Sunday:

Former Oklahoma State golfer Matthew Wolff took a lead into Sunday at the US open but just couldn’t hold on to it. Bryson DeChambeau took the lead away and he never looked back, however Wolff has nothing be ashamed of. He’s on his way to competing with the best of the best. He came within spitting distance to being the youngest person to win this tournament.

“A bunch of positives, I think,’’ said Wolff, who shot rounds of 66-74-65-75. “You can’t take Bryson out because obviously he won, but shooting even par for four rounds at Winged Foot is pretty exceptional.

“I played really tough all week. I battled hard. Things just didn’t go my way. But first U.S. Open, second place is something to be proud of and hold your head high for. I’m just excited to learn from this experience, and it’s definitely not the last time that I’m going to be in this spot.’’{ESPN}

A film review on Shane Illingworth:

The Oklahoman look over the film on Saturday’s game and gave some thought on our first in-game look at quarterback Shane Illingworth.

Illingworth fakes a handoff to LD Brown and looks deep to the left, where Wallace is coming open on a crossing route. Illingworth either didn’t see Wallace or didn’t feel comfortable with the throw, so he takes off scrambling to his right. Landon Wolf also was open, but with a defender in Illingworth’s direct vision, he instead throws the ball away — at least avoiding a negative play. After a fruitless run play, OSU kicks a field goal for a 13-7 lead and Illingworth didn’t have to throw another pass the rest of the day. {Oklahoman}

Of course the home-opener was a defensive masterpiece:

Berry Tramel wrote a column about the Oklahoma State defense in Saturday’s game against Tulsa.

OSU’s defense had kept the Cowboys in the game and was needed to win it. Win it they did, holding Tulsa to a (missed) field-goal attempt despite first-and-goal from the 4-yard line, a fourth-down sack that effectively ended the game and finally a last-play interception by Kolby Harvell-Peel, a prize for a job well done.

In Big 12 football, all the pressure is on the offense, to score every possession, because the opponent is likely to. But Saturday, Knowles admitted the pressure was on the defense, because for much of this game, just a little slippage against veteran Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith could have doomed the Cowboys. {The Oklahoman}

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