Oklahoma State Football: Mason Rudolph Earns Big 12 Player of the Week Honors


Mason Rudolph’s career day against Kansas State caught the attention of the Big 12 award people over the weekend, and they have responded by naming him Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.

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Rudolph went 34-55 for a career-high 437 yards and three touchdowns against the Wildcats on Saturday, leading the Cowboys to a late victory on a ridiculously clutch scoring drive to get the win that included a huge pass on a fourth-and-eight with just over a minute remaining.

The Cowboys trailed for most of the game, but Rudolph led the team back for a win after trailing for the fourth time in his career.

Eight career starts, four come-from-behind victories. Even more impressive when you consider that K-State had a 49-game win streak when leading at halftime.

Rudolph completed 10-of-14 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter alone, and completed 10-of-14 passes on third and fourth-down attempts during the win, with all 10 completions resulting in first downs.

Rudolph’s 437 passing yards against the Wildcats were the most ever for an Oklahoma State sophomore, and were also good enough to place fourth overall in school history behind all of Brandon Weeden’s records. He is also one of only two underclassmen in the country with multiple 400-yard passing games this season.

He shares the award this week with TCU’s KaVontae Turpin, who earned his share of Player of the Week honors after he had six catches for 138 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-7 romp at home over the Texas Longhorns.

Rudolph is the third Oklahoma State football player to earn Big 12 weekly honors this season, continuing a streak that began last week when Emanuel Ogbah was Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and and Grogan was Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after the Oklahoma State’s win at Texas.

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Sep 19, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) during the first half against the UTSA Roadrunners at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports