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Oklahoma State RB Ollie Gordon Named Doak Walker Finalist

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Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon has been named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the most outstanding running back in college football.

Gordon, who has gone over 100 yards in seven games this season, carried the Cowboys to their second Big 12 Championship appearance in three seasons. In those contests, Oklahoma State is a perfect 7-0, and they’ve all come in seven of the last eight games.

Gordon leads the nation with 1,580 yards on the year and ranks second nationally with 20 rushing touchdowns through the regular season, trailing only Michigan’s Blake Corum (22).


Gordon is one of three finalists for the award, sharing the distinguishment with Missouri’s Cody Shraeder and North Carolina’s Omarion Hampton. Shraeder ranks second nationally with 1,489 yards on the season, while Hampton comes in fourth nationally with 1,442 yards on the ground.

  • Gordon: 1,580 rushing yards, 20 TDs
  • Hampton: 1,442 rushing yards, 15 TDs
  • Schrader: 1,489 rushing yards, 13 TDs

A three-time Doak Walker National Running Back of the Week and four-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, Gordon leads the FBS in nearly every other major rushing category, including rushing yards per game (131.7), 100-yard rushing games (8), 150-yard rushing games (5), 200-yard rushing games (2), 250-yard rushing games (2) and carries of at least 30 yards (14), 40 yards (7) and 70 yards (2). He is second in rushing touchdowns (20), total touchdowns (21), and all-purpose yards (1,852).

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