Mutual Respect: Mason Rudolph & Bill Snyder

Ben Grogan wasn't the only OSU player to receive a hand-written note from Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder following the Cowboys come-from-behind victory last year.

A few days after last season's 36-34 victory over Kansas State, Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan posted on his Twitter feed a photo of a hand-written note from longtime Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder congratulating him on making the game-winning 37-yard field goal in the game's final minute.

Snyder wrote, "Congratulations Ben! I admire the courage you displayed in hitting the game winning FG. That took great focus & discipline on your part. Wishing you continued success. Coach Snyder."

The Cowboys trailed 28-13 late in the second quarter before rallying to take a 33-28 lead on Mason Rudolph's 3-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Sheperd with six minutes to play. But the Wildcats drove 94 yards to regain the lead 34-33 on quarterback Joe Hubener's 8-yard TD run.

Oklahoma State then drove from its own 35-yard line to the KSU 20 for Grogan's game-winning field goal. Rudolph was 3-for-5 passing on the drive, including a 19-yard completion to Marcel Ateman on a fourth-and-8 play. A few plays later Grogan kicked the game-winning field goal.

Rudolph completed 34 of 55 passes for 437 yards and three touchdowns in the game.

While Grogan's hand-written note was well publicized it's a little none fact that Rudolph also received one a few days later from the Kansas State head coach.

Go Pokes visited with Rudolph about the hand-written note, and his thoughts on the legendary Kansas State head coach.


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