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Chasing History: Where Rudolph, Washington Stand in OSU Record Books

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Mason Rudolph became the all-time leader in yards passing in Oklahoma State history on Friday night against South Alabama, passing the G.O.A.T. along the way. Rudolph’s 9,352 yards (and counting) is a record that will likely stand for quite some time, considering the previous record-holder before Weeden was a 50-year-old mulleted millionaire who resides in the west end zone.

This is the first of many records likely to be broken this season by both Rudolph and his running mate James Washington. So let’s take a look at where each stand in the OSU record books going into the Pitt game this weekend.

First, here’s a chart for where QB1 stands on the leaderboard among the greats in passing yards and TDs.

QB Pass Yards Pass TDs
Mason Rudolph 9,352 61
Brandon Weeden 9,260 75
Mike Gundy 8,473 57
Zac Robinson 8,317 66
Josh Fields 6,090 55

Rudolph’s deep ball has earned him the spot atop the Mount Rushmore of OSU QBs in yards passing, but his touchdowns through the air? He’s got plenty of work to do to catch Weeden. As of now, he sits at third behind Weeden and Robinson — only 5 behind his summer mentor.

Here’s that same chart re-ordered by TDs instead of yards.

QB Pass Yards Pass TDs
Brandon Weeden 9,260 75
Zac Robinson 8,317 66
Mason Rudolph 9,352 61
Mike Gundy 8,473 57
Josh Fields 6,090 55

If Rudolph can continue his three-touchdown-per-game pace, he’ll crush the record books by a wide margin. Even if he only gets 2 pass TDs per game moving forward, he’ll be on track to ever-so-slightly break Weeden’s record before the regular season ends.

As for Washington, Rashaun’s numbers are … NSFW. ?

Even with Washington’s 121.5 yards receiving per game average he’s notched throughout two games, he’s still on track to finish with 4,381 — just shy of Woods’ remarkable record of 4,414 (depending on how many games the Pokes play this season).

Here’s a look at the numbers for all-time leaders in receiving yards and TDs.

WR Receiving Yards Receiving TDs
Rashaun Woods 4,414 42
Justin Blackmon 3,564 40
Hart Lee Dykes 3,510 31
James Washington 3,166 29
D’Juan Woods 2,751 20
Dez Bryant 2,425 29

Call me crazy, but I think Washington not only surpasses Woods’ receiving yards mark, but also his TD record of 42.

Sure, Washington’s tracking to finish just short of Woods. But it’s also worth noting: Washington’s played the role of water boy in every fourth quarter this season.  Oh, and his 18-TD pace this season would leave him with 44 career receiving TDs — two more than Woods’ historic mark.

The fact that Washington has even thrust himself into the same sphere of Woods is pretty incredible. Woods was an amazing college receiver, no doubt, but Washington’s production with the talent around him really says something about his ability to stand above the others.

If No. 28 can pick up where he started against Pitt last season again this weekend, he could certainly put himself in a fine position from here on out.

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