Jason McEndoo - Oklahoma State You Want To Run The Outside Zone?by Lauren's First and Goal
Oklahoma State Cowboy Backs Coach gives you the philosophy, coaching points, and details necessary to run the outside zone play. He covers the success they have had with it at OSU and illustrates the plays in multiple sets vs. multiple fronts with game video.
Thanks in part to work done by McEndoo’s Cowboy Backs, Oklahoma State has increased its yearly rushing total in each of the past five seasons. In 2015, the Cowboys averaged 3.58 yards per rush and 126.85 yards per game. That improved to 4.53 yards per rush and 171.00 yards per game in 2016 and then to 4.63 yards per rush and 179.77 yards per game in 2017. OSU averaged 4.78 yards per rush and 190.31 yards per game in 2018, then in 2019 averaged 5.31 yards per rush and 229.6 yards per game.
The 2019 Cowboy Backs helped pave the way for Chuba Hubbard to lead the FBS with 2,094 rushing yards and earn All-America and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year status. The Cowboys of 2019 averaged 229.6 rushing yards per game - OSU’s best mark since 2008. OSU ranked in the top 25 nationally in rushing offense, total offense and red zone offense.
In 2018, McEndoo’s Cowboy Backs factored into the OSU offense ranking in the top 15 nationally in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense and first downs. Additionally, the Cowboys ranked second in the Big 12 in rushing offense (190.3 yards per game), rushing touchdowns (30) and rushing yards per carry (4.8). The rushing yards per game and rushing yards per attempt numbers are the best for an OSU team since 2012. OSU had four games with 200 or more yards rushing and led the Big 12 with 28 rushing touchdowns that were scored from within the red zone.