OSU notebook: Top tight end prospect Grayson Boomer commits to Cowboys
Collinsville’s Grayson Boomer commits to Cowboys
Just hours before Bedlam, Oklahoma State landed one of the nation’s top tight ends.
Grayson Boomer, ranked as one of the top tight end prospects in the country for the 2019 class, committed to OSU on Saturday morning.
Boomer, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior at Collinsville High School, received offers from LSU, Ohio State, Texas and Oklahoma.
“It has always been a dream of mine to play college football,” Boomer wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank each and every school and coach for believing in me and presenting me with so many opportunities.”
Boomer’s brother, Seth, is a freshman quarterback at Tulsa.
Washington exits with injury
As Oklahoma State tried to come from behind in the fourth quarter, it did so without its best playmaker.
James Washington missed much of the second half of Saturday’s 62-52 loss to Oklahoma after exiting with an ankle injury.
Mike Gundy did not specify on the nature of the injury after the game but said he thought the senior would be OK in a couple days.
Washington caught seven passes for 128 yards and a touchdown before the injury. In his place, Tyron Johnson finished with four receptions for 118 yards and two scores.
54 attempts for Rudolph
In a back-and-forth affair where OSU ran 88 plays, Mason Rudolph threw more than 50 passes for the first time since his sophomore year.
The senior quarterback completed 28-of-54 throws for 448 yards, tossing five touchdowns and two interceptions. The total was one shy of his career high of 55, set against Kansas State in 2015.
The 400-yard performance was the eighth of his career.
Bundage has dynamic game
No defensive player for OSU was more visible Saturday than Calvin Bundage.
Some of it was negative: The sophomore linebacker was drawn offsides twice. Much of it was positive: A pair of sacks, six tackles and a near-touchdown that was reversed upon officials review.
The latter play was a momentum-shifter. With OSU ahead 3-0 in the first quarter, Baker Mayfield swung a pass to his left to running back Abdul Adams.
As Adams appeared to be shifting the football between hands, he lost it. Bundage, who was sprinting to make a tackle, deftly scooped up the ball on a bounce and stepped into the end zone.
Upon an officials’ review, though, the call was reversed. Officials stated Adams never had control of the football and ruled it an incomplete pass.
“He played very hard, and I hurt for him,” defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. “I gave him a big hug in there and I know it means a lot to him.”
A lot to lose
If you told Mike Gundy before Saturday’s game Oklahoma State would score 52 points, he would have thought the Cowboys were winners.
That’s for good reason. The 52 points scored were the most by an OSU team in a loss in school history.
When scoring 50 under Gundy, the Cowboys were previously 31-0.
Sellout streak continues
Oklahoma State sold out Boone Pickens Stadium for the fourth time in as many home games this season with an announced crowd of 56,790.
— Mark Cooper and Kendrick Marshall, Tulsa World