NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler was named the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week on Wednesday after his performance in the Sooners' 41-13 victory over Oklahoma State.
Rattler, also the Big 12 Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week, threw for 301 yards and accounted for all five of Oklahoma's touchdowns against OSU. The redshirt freshman completed 17 of 24 pass attempts (71%) for 301 yards and four TDs while rushing for a nine-yard score in the 28-point victory. He accounted for touchdowns on OU's first three possessions of the game as it opened a 21-0 lead by the 7:53 mark of the first quarter.
The Phoenix, Ariz., product averaged 17.7 yards per completion and 12.5 yards per pass attempt in registering a 231.2 passing efficiency rating, his best since the season-opening game and the third-best figure nationally on Saturday (best in the Big 12). He has passed for 300 yards four times and at least 200 yards and two scores in seven games this season.
Among freshman quarterbacks who have played more than three games this season, Rattler paces the country in passing touchdowns (22), passing offense (289.9 ypg) and total offense (304.3 ypg). Among all players who have played more than three games, he ranks sixth in passing TDs, eighth in yards per pass attempt (10.0), ninth in pass efficiency rating (178.2), ninth in yards per completion (14.5), 10th in completion percentage (68.1), 14th in passing offense and 18th in total offense.
Oklahoma (6-2, 5-2 Big 12) plays at West Virginia (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC.