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The Eyes of Texas: 3 Cowboys the Horns will be watching

Posted October 21st, 2017

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On Saturday against Oklahoma State, the eyes of Texas will be upon …

Mason Rudolph, quarterback

Mason Rudolph has passed for 2,368 yards, which is second most in the country behind New Mexico State’s Tyler Rogers. And only two quarterbacks — one of which is West Virginia’s Will Grier — have thrown more touchdowns than Rudolph’s 19. This is the senior’s third career start against Texas; he burned the Longhorns for 392 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. More importantly, Rudolph has led the Cowboys to 30-27 and 49-31 victories over Texas.

James Washington, wide receiver

Only one team — South Alabama — has held James Washington to less than 100 yards this season. And in that game he had 98 yards on only 2 catches. Washington is coming off a 6-catch, 235-yard game against Baylor and he’s averaging 25.9 yards per catch. Only Missouri’s Emanuel Hall (28.8) has a better average. Washington, a native of the small Texas town of Stamford, ranks second in career receiving yards at Oklahoma State (3,805).

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Tre Flowers, safety

Tre Flowers, who had more career tackles than any other Cowboy entering this season, is the team’s leading tackler with 31 stops. He’s been a real threat against the pass, with 2 interceptions and 5 pass breakups. Three of those breakups came in the close 41-34 win at Texas Tech. Flowers, a senior from Converse, has started 31 of Oklahoma State’s last 32 games.

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