It turns out that the two best quarterbacks in the Big 12 are also two of the best quarterbacks in the country. On Monday Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph were named as finalists for the Davey O’Brien Award given out to the nation’s top signal caller.
Mayfield is the Heisman front-runner and the trigger man for the nation’s most efficient offense. He’s thrown for 3,816 yards and has 34 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions. He’s also completing 70.8% of his passes.
Rudolph was in the Heisman conversation himself earlier in the season. He has thrown for 4,115 yards and has 33 touchdowns to nine interceptions. He has a 64.3% completion rate on the season.
Joining Mayfield and Rudolph as a finalist is Ohio State’s JT Barrett who has passed for 2,698 yards and 32 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 605 yards and eight more scores and is currently second in the country in both points responsible for (242) and points responsible for per game (22.4).