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Cornelius leads No. 24 Oklahoma St. past No. 17 Boise St.

Finally, Taylor Cornelius has emerged from Mason Rudolph's shadow.

The fifth-year senior ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise State 44-21 on Saturday.

Cornelius waited his turn for years behind Rudolph, who now is with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. He made the most of his first career start against a ranked opponent.

"It's hard to faze that guy," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said.

Cornelius passed for 243 yards and ran for 41. Several times, he kept momentum going with runs and kept plays alive with his strength and deceptive speed.

"He took care of the football and he led...