Getting ready for two QBs

It seems that something’s up with the Oklahoma State quarterbacks.

It seemed a little silly for Mike Gundy on Saturday to talk about the “possibility” of playing two quarterbacks when he’s played two in every game this season.

There’s some uncertainty about the health of sophomore starter Mason Rudolph who gobbles up big chunks of yardage with a nice deep ball then gives way to more mobile senior J.W. Walsh in the red zone when the field shrinks. That’s the way it’s often worked this year.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says the Rebels are getting ready for both Oklahoma State quarterbacks.

A clearer picture of Rudolph’s health may trickle out in the day’s ahead. He may be fine. He wasn’t fine against Oklahoma in the regular season finale. He made a brief appearance in the middle of the second quarter in a drive that ended with an interception.

Walsh played most of the game and posted numbers that would have been good enough to win with help from a solid run game which Oklahoma State usually doesn’t have. At the end of the day Walsh was not able to keep pace with OU.

Ole Miss has been very efficient on offense of late and will need that trend to continue.

That may be where this game is headed, a shootout, particularly if Rudolph turns out to be healthy and plays a lot.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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