A new starting quarterback for Gundy and the Pokes is taking center stage this fall. Heading into fall camp, Oklahoma State had a position battle to decide who the starting signal caller would be between redshirt freshman and a former Texas high school football star Spencer Sanders and the former Hawaii Rainbow Warriors graduate transfer Dru Brown.
However, Sanders was announced to be Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback just ahead of the season opening win over Oregon State. He led an explosive offense in that game that put up 52 points after a slow start. But Sanders did slow down a tad bit since then.
So far this season, Sanders has just shy of 850 total yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns. He’s also been pretty efficient at managing turnovers by the usual considerations for a starting quarterback that’s a freshman. He has just one interception thus far. His completion percentage did drop to around 56 percent in the win over Tulsa last weekend.
What’s going to be a problem for nearly every Big 12 defense this season, along with Texas football potentially, is the running ability of Sanders. He’s extremely elusive and hard to defend. When he works the middle of the field and his offensive line is holding up the pocket, Sanders is almost impossible to defend consistently.