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OSU's Rudolph named Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday. It is the fifth time he has earned Big 12 weekly honors in his career and the second time in 2017.

Rudolph, a Heisman Trophy candidate, lifted the Cowboys to a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock this past Saturday, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing in two more. His second rushing touchdown proved to be the game-winner, as he scampered in untouched from 16 yards out to break a 34-34 tie.

The Rock Hill, South Carolina native finished 27-of-38 passing for 376 yards against the Red Raiders.

His 376-yard day set an OSU record, as it was his 17th career game with at least 300 passing yards, surpassing Brandon Weeden's previous mark of 16. Rudolph also extended his own OSU record with his sixth-straight 300-yard passing game, which includes every game in 2017 thus far.

The senior quarterback completed passes to eight different receivers against Texas Tech, including touchdown passes to three different receivers. He also helped two receivers cross the 100-yard mark for the third straight game.

Rudolph saved his best for last against the Red Raiders. On OSU's final, game-winning drive, he guided the Cowboys on a six-play, 79-yard touchdown drive while going 3-for-3 passing for 44 yards and rushing twice for 18 yards and the go-ahead touchdown.

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