Tulsa World report says Mason Rudolph to play in Oklahoma State's bowl game

Mike Gundy tells the Tulsa World that quarterback Mason Rudolph should be ready to play in Oklahoma State's bowl game after having foot surgery this past Monday.

As we had speculated based on our sources following Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph having surgery on Monday in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy told the Tulsa World's Bill Haisten that Rudolph would be ready to play in the bowl game, which now will be the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 1. The only way the Cowboys don't go to New Orleans is if OU were not to make the College Football Playoff.

Rudolph only played one series in the Cowboys finale against rival OU. He had the surgery two days later.

“I’m confident (that Rudolph will start in the bowl game). I feel pretty good about it,” Gundy told the Tulsa World. “He doesn’t have as severe an injury as a lot of guys (who have comparable injuries).

“I think he’ll be practicing in two weeks. He’ll have to (focus on) conditioning over the next 10 days. One thing is, he doesn’t have to have a lot of conditioning at the position he’s playing.”

Oklahoma State (10-2) is expected to play Ole Miss (9-3) or Florida (10-3) in the Sugar Bowl. Rudolph first sustained the foot injury in the second quarter of the Cowboys loss at home to Baylor. Of all the top teams in contention for the Big 12 only Oklahoma with Baker Mayfield had their starting quarterback play in each of the key games in November.

Here is the link to the Tulsa World story.


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