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MVP Draft Recap: BayLLLLLLor

Let's see who made their mark on homecoming.

Southeast Louisiana v Oklahoma State Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

What a thorough beatdown of Baylor by Mason Rudolph and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, huh? What a great way to end America’s Greatest Homecoming.

There are so many deserving players of MVP nods this week (not really from Baylor), it’s hard to pick just one. However, let’s try our best to do just that.

Oklahoma State


May as well start with the hardest one first. Mason Rudolph is definitely deserving after his 19-of-31, 459 yard, four total touchdown performance. Weirdly enough, nobody picked him this week. Marcell Ateman once again wowed us with his strength and athleticism to go get the ball and make a defender look silly.

He ended with four catches for 114 yards and that touchdown.

Justice Hill had a good game as well, busting away for the longest touchdown run of his career - 79 yards. He totaled 117 yards on 14 carries and the touchdown.

However, one receiver blew everyone away, and it’s the Biletnikoff favorite James Washington. The senior WR had six catches for an astounding 235 yards and a touchdown. He added another TD on a backwards pass, which is technically a run play in the stat book.

As a special treat, here’s all six of his catches from multiple angles. Video courtesies go to FOX Sports and OStateTV.


This one was easy after looking at the game film. Justin Phillips was a monster - especially in the first quarter.

Phillips ended up with six tackles (five solo), one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. I’m kind of surprised that it wasn’t more, but that ludicrous first quarter gets him the point!

I realize nobody picked him this week, but his performance was too good to not reward.



Three contributors thought Denzel Mims was going to have an incredible game. Well, he didn’t. He had two receptions for 20 yards and one rush where he lost six yards. Ouch.

Zach Smith was the pick from the other two participants. He had a 3.2 QBR. That’s not a typo.


(Seriously....3.2...that’s the lowest any QB has gotten against the Cowboys this season. Even South Alabama’s starting QB had a 23.7 QBR....yikes.)

Baylor fans after watching that performance:


Clay Johnston was a popular pick, but only had two tackles on the afternoon.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Young, on the other hand, led the team in tackles with seven. The senior linebacker led his team and was the leading pick amongst our pickers.

That’s good enough for me!

Let’s tally ‘em up!

Cade - 1 point

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Tre Flowers
BU: O - Denzel Mims | D - Taylor Young

Joel - 0 points

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Ramon Richards
BU: O - Denzel Mims | D - Clay Johnston

Micah - 1 point

OSU: O - James Washington | D - Ramon Richards
BU: O - Zach Smith | D - Clay Johnston

“Pete” - 1 point

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Calvin Bundage
BU: O - Denzel Mims | D - Taylor Young

Dustin - 0 points

OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Tre Flowers
BU: O - Zach Smith | D - Clay Johnston

Standings after Week 6:

T1 - Dustin: 8
T1 - Micah: 8
T1 - “Pete”: 8
4 - Joel: 6
5 - Cade: 4

Look for the Texas picks on Friday!

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