Oklahoma State beats Central Arkansas 32-8

Posted at 10:43 PM, Sep 12, 2015

Mason Rudolph passed for a career-high 401 yards to help Oklahoma State defeat Central Arkansas 32-8 on Saturday night.

Rudolph became the first Oklahoma State quarterback since 2012 to pass for more than 400 yards in a game. The sophomore, who took over the starting job late last season, tossed two touchdown passes in his first career home game.

David Glidden caught four passes for a career-high 145 yards and two touchdowns. After a slow start, the Cowboys (2-0) finished with 576 yards.

Taylor Reed passed for 128 yards and a touchdown for the Bears (0-2), who were held to 220 total yards, including 92 yards rushing on 39 attempts.

It was the second straight defensive collapse for Central Arkansas, a Football Championship Subdivision program. The Bears surrendered 536 yards last week in a 45-16 loss to Samford.

Oklahoma State's Ben Grogan made a 31-yard field goal to open the scoring. Later in the first quarter, Chris Carson broke loose for a 21-yard touchdown run to push the Cowboys' lead to 10-0.

Both teams went scoreless in the second quarter. Oklahoma State outgained Central Arkansas 252 yards to 86 in the first half, but the Cowboys led just 10-0 at the break. Early in the second quarter, Central Arkansas' Tremon Smith returned an interception to the Oklahoma State 30, but two penalties and a sack took the Bears out of scoring range.

Early in the third quarter, Rudolph connected with Glidden in stride at about midfield. Glidden ran over a defender at the 30, then stepped through an ankle tackle near the goal line to finish a 67-yard touchdown reception.

Central Arkansas responded with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Reed to Desmond Smith. The Bears scored a two-point conversion to cut Oklahoma State's lead to 17-8.

Glidden's 31-yard touchdown catch from Rudolph pushed the lead to 26-8 early in the fourth quarter.