Mason Rudolph deserves more Heisman love after record-setting performance


Mason Rudolph deserves more Heisman love after record-setting performance

However, as good as Mayfield has been, he might not be the best quarterback in his own state.

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is no stranger to torturing Pitt football. Rudolph proved it with a record-setting first-half performance against Pitt at Heinz Field Saturday.

Rudolph completed 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards with the five touchdowns and his first interception of the season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys led 49-14 at halftime, putting up 21 points in the first quarter and 28 points in the second.

All it took was two minutes, the Cowboys marched right up the field in a seven play, 75 yard drive and found the end zone on a 20 yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Justice Hill.

In the fourth quarter, ESPN's cameras caught several Pitt fans napping through the rest of the game. Ateman, McCleskey, Stoner and superstar wideout James Washington all surpassed the century mark, doing so before garbage time kicked in.

If you had any doubts about Oklahoma State and its high-powered offense, all you had to do was watch its first half performance on the road against Pittsburgh. OSU team led by so much, Rudolph was pulled halfway through the third quarter, well before the game was even close to the last quarter of football.

OSU is facing the Panthers without two starters, as cornerback Madre Harper and receiver Tyron Johnson did not make the trip. "He got out of his box one time, and when he did, he made an interception".

He showed his strength, mobility and downfield vision on another near-sack in the first quarter, fighting off defenders on a third-and-11 at his 31-yard line before unleashing a deep ball down the left sideline to an open Ateman, who shrugged off a would-be tackle before running away for a 69-yard touchdown.