Seales, Sanders help No. 21 Oklahoma St. rout SE Louisiana

BY foxsports • September 3, 2016

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Jhajuan Seales caught two touchdown passes, helping No. 21 Oklahoma State roll past Southeastern Louisiana 61-7 on Saturday.

Seales finished with three catches for 61 yards in the opener for both teams.

''That was a good day for us, and I thought we played fairly well,'' Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. ''We were able to get a lot of players some quality work.''

Barry J. Sanders had 76 all-purpose yards and scored a touchdown. Sanders, whose father, Barry, won the Heisman Trophy for Oklahoma State in 1988, is a graduate transfer who played for Stanford last season. The younger Sanders scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and nearly scored again later in the quarter. He was stopped at the 1 after weaving through the Lions for a 57-yard punt return.

''It was pretty neat,'' said Gundy, who was the quarterback for Sanders' dad. ''We all thought about him (Barry J. Sanders) making plays, and he was tremendous. There is a lot of pressure on him, unjustified, but that's the world we live in.''

Mason Rudolph completed 18 of 26 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Kaelyn Henderson ran 13 times for 68 yards and a touchdown for Southeastern Louisiana.

Madre Harper, a freshman, recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for Oklahoma State's first points of the season. Chris Carson barreled through several Lions on a 14-yard touchdown run, and Seales stretched out for a 24-yard scoring grab to make it 21-0 with 8:10 left in the first quarter.

''Obviously, it didn't start out the way we wanted,'' Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts said. ''We kind of got overwhelmed in the first, and they jumped out on us. We had a huge number of special teams miscues, and we just have to clean a lot of things up.''

Henderson scored Southeastern Louisiana's only touchdown on a 26-yard run in the second quarter.


SE LOUISIANA: Very little. The Lions brought in a new offensive coordinator Matt Barrett from Georgia Southern, and they netted just 203 yards.

OKLAHOMA STATE: The Cowboys did what they were supposed to do against Southeastern Louisiana, an FCS program that went 4-7 last season.


SE LOUISIANA: The Lions play at Southern Utah.

OKLAHOMA STATE: The Cowboys will host Central Michigan. The Chippewas made the Cowboys work to escape with a 24-13 win in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, last year.


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