Rudolph On Davey O'Brien 'Great Eight' List

Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph selected to the Davey O'Brien "Great 8" after his record-setting performance against Pittsburgh.

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph has been named to the Davey O’Brien “Great 8” list for his efforts last week against Pittsburgh, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Monday.

Rudolph passed for 540 yards and two touchdowns in the 45-38 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, completing 26 of his 46 attempts, including a long 91-yard touchdown pass to James Washington on the first play from scrimmage that went down as the second-longest completion in school history.

The Rock Hill, S.C., native’s 540 yards not only set a school record but also represented the highest single-game figure in the nation this season. That figure also ranks as the 11th-highest total in Big 12 history.

Rudolph set another single-game school record, averaging 20.77 yards per completion (min. 20 completions), while his 46 pass attempts without a single interception rank as the fourth-best single-game mark in school history.

Rudolph has been impressive for the Cowboys this season, throwing for 1,017 yards through three games, which ranks seventh nationally, and 339 yards per game, which ranks eighth. In 2016, the junior has thrown just one interception in 114 attempts.

Of the eight quarterbacks that were selected for the weekly award, one player will be announced as the Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday. Voting for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is live on VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting counts as five percent of the total balloting.


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