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Rudolph Unmatched In FBS in Yards & Turnovers

Oklahoma State’s junior QB's statline tells a big story.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

While watching Kansas State battle Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl, Jesse Palmer indicated Mason Rudolph is the only quarterback in the FBS to pass for more than 3500 yards and throw fewer than five interceptions this season.

According to NCAA stats, he’s right. Rudolph has 3777 yards with only four picks, half of which came against the Wildcats in a wild game in Manhattan. No other quarterback with at least 3,500 passing yards has fewer than 7 interceptions. The next closest quarterback to match Rudolph’s stats is North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky with 3,468 yards and 4 INTs.

With the Alamo Bowl today, Rudolph has a chance to surpass 4000 yards against a Colorado secondary that will be looking to force mistakes Rudolph has been able to (mostly) avoid this Fall.

To be fair, Rudolph has fumbled the ball six times this year, with five of those recovered by the opponent. However, when it comes strictly to passing, Rudolph has shown to be a solid decision maker who keeps turnovers to a minimum.

With a quarterback who takes care of the football playing in a bowl game, and promising to return for a senior season along with his primary target, it's hard to fathom a drop from this season's success in 2017. It also fairs well for the Cowboys when they face Colorado tonight.