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Spencer Sanders will be Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback

After a long QB battle, the redshirt freshman gets the start over Dru Brown.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Oklahoma State at Kansas State Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Oklahoma State quarterback battle between Dru Brown and redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders has gone on since spring practice. It has been sensed that this has been a legitimate competition, and not coach Mike Gundy giving the senior player a fair shake just because. The fanbase has wanted Sanders, the heir apparent, to get his chance after sitting behind Taylor Cornelius last season, and it looks like he’s gotten that shot.

Rumors have swirled some during the last 24 hours that Sanders was named the starting QB, but nothing was ever confirmed until now.

Confirmation came about two hours before kickoff from Brett McMurphy of The Stadium.

Brown will likely get a look as well in the first game, but as Sanders trots out for the first possession, OSU will get a look at its future behind center.