The Oklahoma Sooners still have to figure out their own quarterback situation, but they still have a major challenge ahead of them in 2015 when it comes to the opposing quarterbacks they’ll see in the regular season. Here’s our list of The 5 Toughest QBs Oklahoma Will Face In 2015.
Similar to Knight, Mahomes has to beat out Davis Webb for the job in Lubbock. Mahomes threw for 1,457 yards and 16 touchdowns as a true freshman last year, and brings a different element to the offense with his dual-threat potential. He only managed 104 yards on 46 attempts in 2014, but the rushing ability gives him a leg up in the dynamic Texas Tech offense.
4) Seth Russell, Baylor Bears (Nov. 14)
Russell didn’t get much playing time in 2014, but he definitely made the most of it – he completed 48 of 85 passes for 804 yards, 8 TDs and 1 interception. It wasn’t against the kind of defenses he’ll face as a starter, but it definitely bodes well for the next man up in Baylor’s offense factory.
Art Briles’ team isn’t losing very many impact players, and Russell is coming into what might be the most QB-friendly job in NCAA football. Baylor insiders have raved about Russell’s potential since he hit campus – if he proves them right, he’ll be much higher on this list.
3) Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State Cowboys (Nov. 28)
Rudolph filled in as a true freshman for the Cowboys last season, and his play is one of the biggest reasons why many are picking Oklahoma State to finish third, behind Baylor and TCU, in the conference next season. He threw for 853 yards and six touchdowns over the last three game, and has all of his top five receivers back.
Dobbs led Tennessee to a 4-2 record after taking over during the last six games of the season, passing for 1,206 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 469 yards and eight more touchdowns. He needs to improve his decision making, but having a whole offseason as the starter should help in that regard. His athleticism and arm talent make him a dangerous weapon, and Dobbs could be the breakout star in the SEC.
1) Trevone Boykin, TCU Horned Frogs (Nov. 21)
Boykin was surprisingly snubbed when invites to the Heisman ceremony went out, but he did manage to finish fourth in the overall voting. He led TCU to the top of the Big 12 and nearly into the College Football Playoff, so it’s hard to imagine him having a better season…but if he and the Horned Frogs can force their way into the top four, he won’t be snubbed again in 2015.Back to the Oklahoma Sooners Newsfeed