OSU QB named POW

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

STILLWATER (TNS) — Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday. It is the fourth time he has earned Big 12 weekly honors in his OSU career.

Rudolph, a Heisman Trophy candidate, put on a clinic against Pittsburgh this past Saturday, throwing for five touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. He finished 23-of-32 passing for 497 yards before being pulled in the middle of the third quarter with OSU comfortably ahead.

Rudolph set a school record for passing yards in a half, amassing 423 yards through the air during the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s contest. That total is the second best in Big 12 history and the most against an FBS opponent since 2013 when San Jose State’s Dave Fales passed for 451 vs. Fresno State.

Rudolph also broke a school record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception, surpassing Brandon Weeden’s previous record of 194 set in 2011. His streak reached 216 passes and was the longest active streak in the nation.