Nobody is harder on Mason Rudolph than the man himself.
The Oklahoma State quarterback didn’t have his best game against Kansas State on Saturday. He threw two interceptions and went 32-53 passing. His quarterback rating was 48.1, nearly 40 points lower than opposing quarterback Skylar Thompson.
Scott Wright of The Oklahoman wrote about Rudolph’s struggles.
“The first (interception) was a little too deep,” Rudolph said after the game. “The cornerback made a really nice play. That’s James’ territory. I just gave him a chance to make a play. The second one was behind James. That was a bad read.”
“It sucks. It’s not fun. But we’ll turn it around and come back focused tomorrow.”
Head coach Mike Gundy also said he was disappointed in his team.
“Mason did not play good in the first half,” he said. “I’m disappointed in their play and I’m disappointed in our coaching.”
Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich took some of the blame.
“I have to do a better job of preparing him,” Yurcich said. “I take full responsibility for it. The kid’s a great quarterback. Gotta get him more prepared and do what we have to do to get him executing better.”
Mason Rudolph has been fantastic this season. Much of Oklahoma State’s success in 2017 is directly attributable to him. But against Kansas State, he couldn’t find the mark, and it cost the Cowboys a shot at the Big 12 title game.