OSU a victor in the Camping World Bowl over Virginia Tech 30, 21.
After a slow start, Receiver James Washington got going and broke Rashaun Woods' program record for career receiving yards on a 65-yard touchdown catch from Rudolph.
Two of the nation's most productive players at their respective positions throughout their careers, Rudolph and Washington are now both headed to the Senior Bowl, hoping to continue impressing scouts ahead of the 2018 National Football League draft.
Josh Jackson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Virginia Tech, which fell to 9-4 with the loss. Through the first 30 minutes, the Hokies did that, but costly mistakes helped the Cowboys to a 13-7 lead. An 18-play drive that began at its own 9-yard line resulted in no points after a fumble by Jackson when the Hokies were at the Cowboys' 1-yard line. After gaining 37 yards on their first two plays, the Cowboys eventually settled for a 31-yard field goal from Matt Ammendola.
Justice Hill ran for 120 yards and a touchdown as Oklahoma State earned their 10th win for a third straight season. When Oklahoma State (10-3) turned the ball over on downs at Tech's 39-yard line, Jackson quickly moved the Hokies down the field to the Cowboys' 5, completing 4-of-6 passes for 56 yards in the process. Rudolph went to work after a pass interference penalty on the Hokies.
The Cowboys finally finished a drive just before the half.
Following the Cowboys' 10th win of the season, there was talk about a symbolic torch being passed from quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington to their younger teammates who would be the pillars on which future OSU teams are constructed. Oklahoma State scored touchdowns on three consecutive possessions that spanned the late second quarter and third quarter.
It was all Tech could do just to try to keep up from that point.