Cowboys Must Prepare For QB Cooper Rush

Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush will be starting the 38th game of his college career on Saturday, and that Oklahoma State defense knows the slowing him down is the key to getting a victory.

Mason Rudolph will be starting his 17th game as quarterback for the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, and head coach Mike Gundy has said throughout the fall that its evident that the game is slowing down for the junior quarterback.

But if the game is slowing down for Rudolph then it must be as slow "as molasses" for Central Michigan senior Cooper Rush, says Cowboys defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. That's because when the Chippewas take the field Saturday against the Cowboys it will be the 38th start of Rush's career.

The 6-foot-3 senior threw for 225 yards and rushed for a team-best 51 yards and a touchdown in Central Michigan's 24-13 loss to OSU in the 2015 season-opening game.

Gundy believes Rush as NFL potential – he's projected as a fourth-round NFL draft pick next spring – after throwing for 3,848 yards and 25 touchdowns a year ago. He entered last week's 49-3 victory over Presbyterian on Central Michigan's top 10 list in four categories: second in touchdown passes (67), third in passing yards (9,354), passes completed (744) and passing attempts (1,183).

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