(STILLWATER, Okla.)-The Oklahoma State football team jumped back into the top 25 Sunday afternoon, coming in at No. 22 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls.
The Cowboys’ ascent into the polls comes on the heels of a 37-20 victory over then No. 10/9 West Virginia on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. The win marked the sixth time that the Cowboys have beaten a team ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll since 2008 and the 19th time OSU has beaten an opponent ranked in the top 25 by the Associated Press since Mike Gundy took over as head coach in 2005.
The Cowboy offense was led by quarterback Mason Rudolph, who threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, while also scampering for a score on the ground. Defensively, OSU forced three turnovers, including an interception by cornerback Ramon Richards who returned the pick for 59 yards.
OSU is one of four Big 12 schools ranked in both polls this week, with Oklahoma (No. 12/11), Baylor (No. 13/13) and West Virginia (No. 14/15) rounding out the list.
The Cowboys will be back in action this Saturday when they head to Manhattan, Kan., for a 2:30 p.m. showdown with Kansas State.