Oklahoma State’s Misdirection is Taking the Mason Rudolph and James Washington Connection to the Next Level

When fans watch #10 ranked Oklahoma State kick off their 2017 college football season in a rivalry game against Tulsa, all eyes will be on the offensive duo of quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington. The connection between the pair is integral to the Cowboys’ fortunes. If Washington is isolated, particularly to the…

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Glossary Entry: Finishing

The term “finishing” gets thrown around a lot in football discussions, specifically regarding offensive line play, but it has become a bit obscure and hard to define. The aim here is to utilize examples from the game film of what “finishing” looks like from a few different perspectives to help show what it should look…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz: Facing The Weak Side DE Drop

Mark Schofield is a crazy person. Quarterbacks are the most sought after assets by NFL Draft evaluators, and prospects are analyzed from every angle. Mark Schofield looks at two prospects ‒ Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz ‒ executing the same play, with different results. What if I told you that two of the top quarterbacks…

2019 NFL Draft Prospect Preview: Justice Hill

In 2017, the Oklahoma State offense was a machine that marched up and down the field at will. Quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receivers James Washington and Marcel Ateman are gone this year. However, a key cog to the machine remains this year. Running back Justice Hill exploded onto the scene in 2016 by leading all FBS freshman in rushing with 1,142 yards. He would follow that up in 2017…

Broadway Baker: How Baker Mayfield Can Be the Quarterback the Jets Always Wanted

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” — Joe Namath Baker Mayfield possesses many of the intangible traits NFL teams desire when fervently scouring for their next franchise quarterback. The Oklahoma walk-on has a distinct personality in the way he attacks…

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On Two: Trevone Boykin Ball Placement and the Goal Line Fade

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. The goal line fade has become…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Liberty Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Liberty Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Texas A&M Aggies (7-5) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-5) WHAT: AutoZone Liberty Bowl WHEN: Monday, December…

Orienting Your CFB Weekend – Championship Edition

In college football, polls and rankings are the ultimate seeds of debate. Our Pylon University panel of experts bring you a rundown of national title contenders each week. We’ll be looking at teams, plays, trends, and experiences that make college football great ‒ from Division 3 to FCS to the Power Conferences ‒ along with…