NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy watched a once-promising season end on a downward spiral, with the No. 13 Cowboys getting tricked and trampled by 16th-ranked Mississippi.
Oklahoma State struggled on both sides of the ball in a 48-20 loss in Sugar Bowl on Friday night, with perhaps the low moment coming when the Cowboys' defense was completely fooled on a trick play that produced a touchdown by an offensive lineman catching a backward pass.
The loss was Oklahoma State's third straight after a 10-0 start. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph, who is trying to work his way back from a foot injury that required surgery in November, was held to 179 yards passing and was unable to lead his unit into the end zone before he was relieved. The Cowboys didn't score until backup quarterback J.W. Walsh's 2-yard TD run late in the third quarter.
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