It’s been three days since the Sooners defeated the Cowboys for the 15th time in 16 attempts, and I’m still not over it. I will say I was impressed that the offensive playcalling appeared to less conservative, but in the end, it still wasn’t enough.
As you can expect, there are plenty of MVP candidates - especially on the offensive side of a 1,400 yard and 114 point combined effort.
Let’s get to it.
Mason Rudolph had a statistically decent day, and showed why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Rudolph finished the day 28-of-54 for 448 yards and five touchdowns. However, he had two interceptions at what seemed to be the worst times. The first one was when the Cowboys were knocking on the doorstep on the Sooners’ 3-yard line and the second INT ended the game.
Tyron Johnson finally stepped up after James Washington was forced out with an injury. The LSU transfer caught four passes for 118 yards and two scores. Dustin is probably happier than a cajun with a fresh pot of gumbo, but since he wasn’t picked, he won’t get the point.
Justice Hill was a workhorse on the ground.
After missing some time last week against West Virginia, the sophomore running back made up for it. Hill rushed the ball 30 times as he shredded the Sooners’ run defense for 228 yards and two TDs.
The Oklahoma State run game has been one of the offense’s greatest weapons this season, although many fans think that the team may rely on it too much. Regardless, Justice Hill’s monster day earns him the point this week.
Senior safety Tre Flowers once again led the team in tackles, pulling nine Sooners to the ground on the day.
Jordan Brailford was a thug on one of the best offensive lines in the country, accumulating six tackles, half a sack and three tackles for loss.
Linebacker Chad Whitener that had the biggest day bothering Baker Mayfield.
Whitener was second on the team with eight tackles (five solo) and a QB hurry. He also had a clutch interception get the Cowboys the ball back down three points with three minutes to go.
The redshirt senior did everything in his power to ensure the Cowboys got a victory against the Sooners, but it wasn’t quite enough. He also wasn’t picked by any participant.
The one-man wrecking crew Calvin Bundage also had a great day.
The human cannonball had six tackles, four of which were in the backfield. The sophmore hard-hitter had two sacks and two tackles for loss. Out of all four players picked, Bundage was the only player to have more than three tackles.
I hate to do it. I reallllllllllly hate to do it. However, when a player has nearly 600 passing yards in a single game and projects himself to the top of the Heisman boards, it’s impossible not to pick him.
This week’s offense MVP is Baker Mayfield. *shudders*
Words cannot express how happy I am that Oklahoma State will only have to potentially face Mayfield one more time. This time around, Mayfield was 24-of-36 for 598 yards, two TDs and two interceptions.
I wanted to be petty and pick the speedster Marquise Brown (who had nine receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns), but he wasn’t selected. So I guess Mayfield it is.
Emmanuel Beal was the statistical leader of all the players picked this week. I know this is lazy, but it’s about 1:30 a.m. and I’m tired, so congrats (I guess) to Beal.
Let’s see how everyone did.
Cade - 1 point
OSU: O - Justice Hill | D -
OU: O -
CeeDee Lamb | D - Caleb Kelly
“Pete” - 0 points
OSU: No picks made.
OU: No picks made.
Dustin - 0 points
OSU: O -
Mason Rudolph | D - Cole Walterscheid
OU: O -
Dimitri Flowers | D - D.J. Ward
Joel - 2 points
OSU: O -
Marcell Ateman | D - Calvin Bundage
OU: O - Baker Mayfield | D -
Micah - 1 point
OSU: O -
James Washington Ramon Richards
OU: O -
Mark Andrews | D – Emmanuel Beal
Here are the updated standings:
Standings after Week 10:
1 - Micah: 12
2 - Joel: 10
T3 - Dustin: 9
T3 - “Pete”: 9
5 - Cade: 7
Keep an eye out for the Iowa State picks on Friday!