That pick ended the longest active streak in the FBS; Rudolph had thrown 216 consecutive passes without an interception previously. Sep. Rudolph completed 20-of-28 passes in the half with touchdowns of 54, 69, 8, 40 and 48 yards.
Oklahoma State has some concerns with its defense, as Kevin Henry and Kenneth Edison-McGruder are out with injuries and fellow linebacker Calvin Bundage will sit the first half after being ejected in the second half last week for targeting. Ateman, McCleskey, Stoner and superstar wideout James Washington all surpassed the century mark, doing so before garbage time kicked in.
As the Cowboys built a commanding lead, OSU forced three punts and a turnover on downs in Pittsburgh's first four offensive possessions, allowing only two first downs. Maddox is the most established player in a young secondary that will play without S Jordan Whitehead, who is serving the final game of a three-game suspension for a violation of team rules. They led 17-7 but fell to 0-3 for the first time since 2004. The rematch was a mismatch.
The offense was a machine at Pittsburgh - a finely tuned one that could have broken all sorts of school records if Rudolph and his first-team receivers were forced to play all four quarters. In the first half, it scored 49 points ... on 46 plays.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys can take their hyper-tempo offense anywhere and opponents have far more to fear than Mason-to-Washington. They made quick work of the Panthers, winning 59-21 on the road. The Panthers played man coverage on the outside in hopes of bringing pressure on Rudolph, a plan that misfired badly a year ago and was no better at home. Rudolph initially looked to his left, freezing Pitt's safeties before firing the pass to his right where he had McCleskey and Washington running complementary high and low routes.
Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown is the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Cowboys have won two straight over the Horned Frogs.