Hosting a ranked team inside the Palace on the Prairie, the Oklahoma Sooners lit up the scoreboard early. Scoring 21 unanswered points in the first nine minutes of play, all the attention rested squarely on the play at the quarterback position. As accolades poured in, Spencer Rattler recently added a national honor to the list after being named the Davey O’Brien QB of the Week on Wednesday.
Despite being a first year starter in a rivalry game, Rattler showcased a certain level of decision making along with consistent and accurate throws. Connecting on 17-of-24 attempts while refusing to turn the ball over, the freshman accounted for four touchdowns through the air. However, Rattler tacked on a fifth by utilizing his legs.
The performance previously earned Rattler a place in the Oklahoma Sooners’ record books as well as Big XII Newcomer of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week honors. Leading the country in passing touchdowns as well as several other statistical categories, the future is bright.