OU-OSU Combine For Three-Of-Four Big 12 Weekly Awards


Monday, October 5th 2015, 3:20 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma and Oklahoma State nearly swept the Big 12 Player of the Week awards with Mason Rudolph getting Co-Offensive Player of the Week, Eric Striker being named Defensive Player of the Week and Austin Seibert getting Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.

It's a first for Rudolph, who shared the honor with TCU receiver KaVontae Turpin. Rudolph threw for 437 yards and three touchdowns in OSU's comeback win against Kansas State. The sophomore completed 10-of-14 passes on third and fourth down attempts with each completion resulting in a first down. He's one of just two underclassmen in the country with multiple 400-yard passing games this season.

Striker tied career highs with 12 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss, and registered two sacks and a forced fumble in OU’s 44-24 win over West Virginia. His performance helped the Sooners hold the Mountaineers to an average of 4.3 yards per play after averaging 6.8 yards per play in their first three games. With 18.0 career sacks, Striker sits at No. 11 on the all-time sack chart at Oklahoma and has the most among linebackers.

Seibert made all three of his field goal attempts and five extra points while also averaging 43.4 yards on his five punts against West Virginia. His field goals came from 40, 25 and 44 yards as he moved into first place among Big 12 kickers (second overall) in points per game (10.5). Three of Seibert’s punts were downed inside the 20-yard line and two went for more than 50 yards (51 and 58).