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Fun With Math - A Mason Rudolph 'What If'

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What would have happened had Gundy decided to pull the trigger and let Mason start after JW went out? We tried to find out.

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Most Cowboy fans are very optimistic about Mason Rudolph and his future and that's after three games. So I decided to do some math, which I'm not good at, to see just how good he may have been. The math may not be spot on as I rounded and as I mentioned, I'm not the best at math.

Let's say Mason started right after JW was injured and got to start the nine games Daxx played. That means he starts 12 total games.

So we can take his game average stats and get this:

CMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT
16.5 29 284.3 57% 2 1.3

So if  we take his average stat line and apply it to the rest of the season, we get the following.

CMP ATT YDS CMP% TD INT QBR
198 348 3,412 57% 24 15.6 153.39

This is assuming he doesn't progress over the season, which is unlikely considering his first five games would have been MSU, UTSA, TTU, ISU and KU.

What's really interesting is the raw QBR. It would put him tied at 11th in the country according to ESPN. That's better than Jameis Winston, Trevor Knight, Trevone Boykin... and a lot of other guys.  The future looks bright in Stillwater.

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