Oklahoma State has gotten a big boost from its veteran receivers — specifically, the “Moores” — in recent weeks, as Tracy Moore and Charlie Moore have combined for 24 catches for 398 yards and six touchdowns over the Cowboys' last three games. Against Baylor, Tracy Moore had five catches for 126 yards and one touchdown, while Charlie Moore added four grabs for 67 yards and one score.
But the Cowboys also got key contributions from a pair of freshmen, as Jhajuan Seales tallied three catches for 74 yards and a late touchdown and Marcell Ateman came up with a leaping 51-yard grab.
“We really like where we are at,” coach Mike Gundy said of the receiver group. “We had the other two (young players) that got injured and didn't get to finish the season (Austin Hays and Blake Webb). Those guys will be coming back next year also and they will just be sophomores.
“We're excited about the young group of wide receivers that we have in the future.”
Seales has particularly been a factor all season long, ranking third on the team in catches (32) and receiving yards (493).
LESS IS MORE FOR TRACY MOORE
Headed homeward to Tulsa and his grandparents' house for Thanksgiving, Tracy Moore focused not so much on the feast, as good food in moderation.
“I try not to get too excited, because I gain weight easily,” Moore said. “Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where I've got to tone it down a little bit. I get big quick, especially with a couple days off.”
And that's a lesson learned the hard way, Moore said.
“My freshman year I ate too much before the OU game during Thanksgiving. It was rough out there for me.”
QB RECRUIT RUDOLPH STAYS HOT
Mason Rudolph, a quarterback commitment in OSU's recruiting class, continues to enjoy a monster season for Northwestern High in Rock Hill, S.C.
Rudolph passed for 319 yards and six touchdowns Friday night to lead his unbeaten and
No. 1-ranked team into the state championship game this week.
For Rudolph, expected to enroll in January, Friday's performance was more of the same.
He now has 3,889 passing yards, a 72.9 completion percentage and 56 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. Rudolph has also run for 516 yards and 15 scores.