Sporting News: Is Mason Rudolph the best quarterback in Oklahoma State history?

Sporting News: Is Mason Rudolph the best quarterback in Oklahoma State history?

Saturday’s game between No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 11 Oklahoma State could pit the two best quarterbacks in Bedlam’s history against each other.

The stakes are monumental: The winner becomes the favorite to appear in the Big 12 Conference title game. The loser would be forced to know they lost their last matchup against a hated rival.

 That’s what Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield face heading into Saturday’s game. And with such high stakes, is it unfair to ask whether they’re the best quarterbacks in the history of the rivalry?

Oklahoma State’s all-time chart includes the Cowboys’ only Big 12 champion, only the second quarterback to beat the Sooners twice and of course its current, mullet-wearing head coach.

To read the rest of John Hoover’s story for Sporting News, click here.


Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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