12/05/18 - (RB) - Justice Hill, Jr, 5-10, 190 Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL draft. Coach Mike Gundy announced Monday that Hill will not play against Missouri in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31. Hill made his announcement in a thank you letter to fans, teammates and coaches on social media. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Hill thanked Gundy "for taking a chance on a kid from Tulsa." He added: "You saw something in me when others did not and helped me turn my dreams into a reality." Hill finished his career with 3,539 yards rushing in three seasons, seventh-best in school history. He left the Nov. 10 game against Oklahoma in the first half due to injury and missed the final two regular-season games against West Virginia and TCU. Hill ran for 1,142 yards as a freshman, 1,467 yards as a sophomore. He ran for 930 yards this season. In his best game, he ran for 228 yards and two touchdowns his sophomore season against Oklahoma. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 NOV 19 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: TAYLOR CORNELIUS, OKLAHOMA STATE, Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Bushland, TX/Bushland,...Taylor Cornelius accounted for 444 yards (338 passing, 106 rushing) and six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as Oklahoma State defeated ninth-ranked West Virginia, 45-41. Cornelius completed 30-of-46 passes in the victory. Notes: Taylor Cornelius is the seventh Oklahoma State player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
11/18/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss. On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Wallace with 42 seconds remaining and Oklahoma State beat No. 7 West Virginia 45-41. The low-key Cornelius didn't show how disappointed he was in the way the Oklahoma game ended, but coach Mike Gundy had an idea how his redshirt senior felt. "You could never see it, but you would think that inside it just tore him to pieces," Gundy said. In his final home game, Cornelius passed for 338 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 106 yards and another score to help Oklahoma State (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) become bowl eligible. "For him to be able to finish this way is a big deal," Gundy said. Down 31-14 at the half, the Cowboys won despite leading rusher Justice Hill sitting out with a rib injury. - AP College Football
11/13/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 QB Taylor Cornelius figured to be little more than a stop-gap this season, a fifth-year senior comfortable enough in the Oklahoma State system to be productive while the Cowboys redshirt prize freshman Spencer Sanders. The 501-yard passing performance by Cornelius in the Nov. 10 loss at Oklahoma should at least make NFL scouts curious. Cornelius ranks third in the Big 12 in passing yardage and pass efficiency, a sound achievement for a first-year starter who last played in high school.
11/13/18 - (ATH) - Thabo Mwaniki, , 5-11, 180 S Thabo Mwaniki announced on Twitter he would transfer from Oklahoma State. After beginning the season as a starter, Mwaniki has not played since an Oct. 13 loss at Kansas State. He broke in last season as a true freshman, then was in on 17 tackles in seven games this season.
11/08/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford has enjoyed an outstanding season, ranking among the nation's top 10 in sacks and tackles for loss this season. For the Cowboys to have any hope of upsetting No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday, the junior defensive end needs another strong outing against elusive quarterback Kyler Murray. Oklahoma State (5-4, 2-4 Big 12) leads the nation with 33 sacks. Brailford is tied for fourth with nine and ranks sixth with 15.5 tackles for loss per game. Going against Murray, who has been sacked just nine times all season and sits sixth in the country with 2,689 passing yards, will be a major challenge for Brailford and OSU. "He's been an exceptional pass rusher up to this point," said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy of Brailford. "He has a combination of speed and power and he has really good flexibility. Even in the NFL, the guys that are good pass rushers, they can carry a certain speed up field, but then they can dip and have flexibility to get down under those blocks. "He's been great. He's been active, he's been a good leader and makes plays. He draws quite a bit of attention, which he should." Oklahoma State is coming off a 35-31 loss at Baylor last week in which the Bears erased a 31-21 Cowboy lead in the final six minutes. - AP College Football
10/29/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 OCT 29 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Cornelius, QB, R-Sr., Oklahoma State,...Cornelius completed 23-of-34 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns and he rushed 12 times for 23 yards and two TDs in the Cowboys' 38-35 upset victory over No. 6 Texas to pick up his first career weekly accolade. - Big 12 Football
10/29/18 - (P) - Zach Sinor, rSr, 5-10, 225 OCT 29 BIG 12 CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zach Sinor, P, R-Sr., Oklahoma State,...Sinor's game-long 57-yard punt pinned the Longhorns at their own 2-yard line with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest. The weekly awards are the first for Rui and Sinor. - Big 12 Football
10/09/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 DE Jordan Brailford added another sack in the Iowa State loss to bring his season total to eight, easily the best among Big 12 defenders. Brailford was in on four tackles, while the Cowboys had four sacks among their eight tackles for loss.
10/02/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 QB Taylor Cornelius passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns, going 15-of-20 in the Kansas win. The performance set Oklahoma State records for single-game passing efficiency (minimum 20 attempts) at 262.04 and yards per attempt at 15.6. Both records were set by Cornelius' predecessor, Mason Rudolph. Cornelius, a fifth-year senior, is starting for the first time since high school.
10/02/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 DE Jordan Brailford shares the national lead with seven sacks and ranks third in the FBS with 2.1 tackles for loss per game. He was named the defensive MVP of the win over Kansas after finishing with career-bests in tackles (eight), sacks (three) and tackles for loss (five). Brailford has led Oklahoma State's push to lead the nation in sacks with 24 through a 4-1 start.
10/01/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 OCT 1 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Brailford, DE, R-Jr., Oklahoma State,...Brailford registered eight tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three sacks to help lead the Cowboys to a 48-28 victory at Kansas. The weekly honor is the first in his career. - Big 12 Football
09/29/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 Taylor Cornelius passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns, Justice Hill ran for 189 yards and Oklahoma State cruised to a 48-28 victory over Kansas on Saturday. The Cowboys (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) came out rolling, finding the end zone on each of their first three possessions and scoring on their first four. Cornelius got things going early, throwing to Tylan Wallace on a slant route for the touchdown before hitting Landon Wolf for a score on a deep ball the next drive. Cornelius' first incompletion didn't come until the third drive, when he overthrew a wide-open Braydon Johnson streaking down the field. Kansas would not learn from that lucky break, though, as Tyron Johnson got open on almost an identical route on the next play on his way to a 64-yard score. Hill was a steady counterweight to the passing game, averaging 6.1 yards per carry on 31 rushes. He scored in the third quarter, running in from 10 yards out after a pair of big passes got the Cowboys in the red zone. - AP College Football
09/26/18 - (OLB) - Calvin Bundage, Jr, 6-1, 215 LB Calvin Bundage, one of the Big 12's top tacklers, played with a slight limp in the first half of the Texas Tech defeat on Sept. 22 and seemed slowed by an injury to either his right foot or calf. Bundage recorded two tackles for loss, but coach Mike Gundy admitted the senior wasn't at full strength.
09/26/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 DE Jordan Brailford has four sacks through four games for an Oklahoma State defense capable of pressuring quarterbacks. For Brailford, any extra attention only makes it easier on DE Jarrell Owens also to flush quarterbacks, so opponents must be careful with blocking schemes designed to limit one pass rusher. Brailford, a junior, has steadily improved throughout his time at Oklahoma State. He doesn't figure to be an early entrant in the NFL Draft, but a great season could enhance that possibility.
09/26/18 - (RB) - Justice Hill, Jr, 5-10, 190 RB Justice Hill has been the primary threat in an Oklahoma State rushing attack that averages 224.8 yards, though coach Mike Gundy was critical of the run game in the Texas Tech loss. Hill got only 12 carries and responded with 111 yards. He ranks second among Big 12 rushers, though Oklahoma State has been more willing to also use backups J.D. King and Chuba Hubbard.
09/26/18 - (WR) - Dillon Stoner, rSo, 6-0, 198 WR Dillon Stoner could become more instrumental as an inside receiver in the Oklahoma State offense after teammate Jalen McCleskey, a senior, opted to transfer after four games and take advantage of the new NCAA redshirt rule. McCleskey's departure lightens the depth the Cowboys have within a key position group. McCleskey ranks sixth all-time in receptions at Oklahoma State and played in 43 career games. Stoner had as many targets (22) as McCleskey through four games.
09/25/18 - (RB) - Chuba Hubbard, rFr, 6-0, 207 SEPT 3 BIG 12 FOOTBALL CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Fr., Oklahoma State,...Hubbard registered 149 all-purpose yards and a touchdown on 11 touches in OSU's 58-17 win over Missouri State. - Big 12 Football
09/24/18 - (OLB) - Amen Ogbongbemiga, rSo, 6-0, 225 SEPT 17 BIG 12 CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Amen Ogbongbemiga, LB, So., Oklahoma State,...Oklahoma State's Ogbongbemiga blocked a second quarter Boise State punt, which set up an eventual go-ahead score in the Cowboys' 44-21 victory. The special teams weekly accolade is the first for the sophomore. - Big 12 Football
09/20/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 QB Taylor Cornelius needs more than three starts to prove himself but the fifth-year senior certainly performed well in nonconference play, instilling confidence among his Oklahoma State teammates. Cornelius averages 323.7 yards passing per game and also showed the versatility to bolt the pocket and be a threat in the run game with 41 yards and two touchdowns rushing in the Sept. 15 win over Boise State.
09/20/18 - (RB) - Justice Hill, Jr, 5-10, 190 RB Justice Hill drew concern after rushing just eight times for 31 yards in a rout of South Alabama on Sept. 8 but was much more engaged in the Boise State win. The All-Big 12 junior rushed for 123 yards, his 16th 100-yard performance in 29 games for the Cowboys. He carried 15 times, including a 53-yard burst in the fourth quarter he looked to have broken for a TD, only to step out at the 19-yard line.
09/20/18 - (DE) - Jordan Brailford, rJr, 6-3, 250 DE Jordan Brailford defused the Boise State passing attack with his fierce pass rush, recording three sacks and forcing two fumbles. One hit caused a fumble Boise State recovered inside its own 10, only to lose the ball to a blocked punt. Brailford was used in various ways and even lined up in a standing position at middle linebacker in some formations.
09/06/18 - (OLB) - Calvin Bundage, Jr, 6-1, 215 LB Calvin Bundage led Oklahoma State with seven tackles in the 58-17 season-opening rout of Missouri State. He was in on six solo stops, including a third-down sack in the first quarter. Bundage was the Cowboys' most disruptive defender, which was hardly a surprise since he showed off those qualities a year ago. Oklahoma State was playing its first game under new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.
09/06/18 - (RB) - Justice Hill, Jr, 5-10, 190 RB Justice Hill barely broke a sweat in the opener against Missouri State, but still posted a 100-yard rushing performance. Hill played only in the first quarter and carried 10 times for 122 yards and one touchdown. The junior, a third-year starter, led the Big 12 in rushing last season.
08/31/18 - (QB) - Taylor Cornelius, rSr, 6-5, 232 Taylor Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns in his first career start to help Oklahoma State defeat Missouri State 58-17 on Thursday night. Cornelius had been Mason Rudolph's backup for most of his career, but Rudolph now is with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cornelius, a fifth-year senior, seized his opportunity by completing 24 of 34 passes and rushing for 27 yards in the season opener for both teams. He left some opportunities on the field, though. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Cornelius missed about six passes that he normally completes and said he was aiming instead of throwing.
"He was more tentative instead of cutting it loose," Gundy said. "He needs to cut it loose. You make a mistake, you make a mistake." Gundy said he expected some rough moments from Cornelius because he was new to the stage. "I told you guys everybody is going to have to be patient with Taylor," he said. "I knew there would be times he would miss some throws. This happened with Mason." Jalen McCleskey caught two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Justice Hill ran for 122 yards and a touchdown and LD Brown added 115 yards and a score for Oklahoma State. - AP College Football