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.
Oklahoma State freshman QB Spencer Sanders will start vs. Oregon State, sources told @Stadium. Sanders, who beat out senior Dru Brown, will be 1st OSU freshman QB to start season opener since Wes Lunt in 2012— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 31, 2019
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.