We have plenty of slow time to fill before the Pittsburgh Steelers start their 2018 training camp in Latrobe and in order to attempt to do so, I am putting together a series of posts dedicated to contextualizing all of the pass attempts made during the 2017 season at Oklahoma State by rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph. This series of posts will be by game and include all pass attempts being charted in a table with each play linked to the video for you to watch.
The play-by-play charting of every pass attempt in the table includes data such as down, distance, line of scrimmage, quarter, time, and score in addition to other key data such as the player targeted and the direction and distance each pass was thrown. I am also including how many defensive players rushed on each play and if Rudolph used shotgun and play-action on a play.
This series of posts will now conclude with Rudolph’s thirteenth and final game of 2017 against Virginia Tech, the bowl contest in which he completed 21 of 32 pass attempts for 351 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions in that 30-21 win. He had no interceptable passes in the game.
As far as Rudolph’s deep pass attempts (16 yards or longer) against Virginia Tech he was 4-of-9 for 167 yards with two touchdowns. 6 of those attempts flew 26 or more yards in the air past the original line of scrimmage.
6 of Rudolph’s 32 pass attempts against Virginia Tech included the football being thrown at a player who was behind the line of scrimmage as part of a screen play or dump-off. 4 of those passes were completions that resulted in 6 yards being gained. One of those incompletions was a result of a drop while another one was a busted screen play that was thrown away. In total, Rudolph had 7 pass attempts against Virginia Tech that never passed the original line of scrimmage in the air.
As for Rudolph’s third down pass attempts against Virginia Tech, he was 4-of-7 for 54 yards. Just 2 of those 7 attempts included the football being thrown either at the chains or beyond. 3 of his 4 completions on third downs wound up moving the chains.
Inside the red zone against Virginia Tech, Rudolph was 1-of-2 passing with one touchdown.
124 of Rudolph’s passing yards against Virginia Tech came after the catch. His average intended air yards was 13.72 and his average completed air yards was 11.38.
Now that I am finished with this series of game posts, I will have one final posts that recaps all of Rudolph’s 2017 pass attempts by situation this weekend.
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 1 – Tulsa)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 2 – South Alabama)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 3 – Pittsburgh)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 4 – Texas Christian)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 5 – Texas Tech)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 7 – Baylor)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 8 – Texas)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 9 – West Virginia)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 10 – Oklahoma)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 11 – Iowa State)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – Kansas State)
Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 13 – Kansas)
Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Bowl – Virginia Tech)
|1||15:00||0-0||1||10||OKST 25||C||16||B.Abbott||SM||4||12||Y||Y||5||H-back screen to right|
|1||14:38||0-0||1||10||VT 38||I||0||J.Washington||DM||36||0||Y||Y||4||Deep post MOF inaccurate|
|1||14:13||0-0||3||6||VT 34||C||11||D.Stoner||SIL||4||7||Y||4||Short slot curl left side|
|1||13:59||0-0||1||10||VT 23||C||3||D.Stoner||SWL||-1||4||Y||Y||4||WR screen left side|
|1||7:55||7-3||1||10||OKST 19||C||15||M.Ateman||SM||15||0||Y||Y||4||Skinny post MOF|
|1||7:39||7-3||1||10||OKST 34||I||0||M.Ateman||DWL||26||0||Y||Y||4||Deep left back shoulder|
|1||7:12||7-3||3||8||OKST 36||C||15||M.Ateman||SIL||15||0||Y||3||In-breaking route to left|
|1||6:00||7-3||3||17||OKST 44||I||0||J.Hill||SIL||-6||0||Y||4||Busted RB screen at feet|
|2||9:37||7-3||1||10||VT 43||C||13||T.Johnson||SIR||10||3||Y||Y||4||Quick slant right side|
|2||9:28||7-3||1||10||VT 30||C||12||T.Johnson||SWR||11||1||Y||Y||4||Stop route right sideline|
|2||7:39||7-3||3||11||VT 19||I||0||D.Stoner||SIR||5||0||Y||4||Dig route pass batted up second level|
|2||5:10||7-6||1||10||OKST 25||C||0||J.Washington||SM||-4||4||Y||3||Flip forward on end-around|
|2||4:03||7-6||3||8||OKST 27||I||0||J.Washington||DIR||21||0||Y||2||Off target miscommunication deep right|
|2||1:15||7-6||1||10||OKST 34||C||11||M.Ateman||SWL||11||0||Y||Y||3||Escaped pocket comeback left|
|2||1:08||7-6||1||10||OKST 45||C||4||D.Stoner||SWL||-2||6||Y||3||Quick WR screen left|
|2||1:04||7-6||2||6||OKST 49||C||50||M.Ateman||DWL||36||14||Y||Y||3||Deep left sideline|
|3||13:14||7-13||2||9||OKST 22||I||0||J.Washington||DIL||49||0||Y||Y||4||Flushed left threw up deep left side|
|3||13:04||7-13||3||9||OKST 22||C||16||B.Abbott||SM||8||8||Y||4||TE dig MOF|
|3||12:54||7-13||1||10||OKST 38||C||16||M.Ateman||SIL||11||5||Y||Y||4||Quick-hitter left side|
|3||11:39||7-13||2||8||VT 30||C||13||J.Washington||SWR||7||6||Y||4||Speed out to right|
|3||11:32||7-13||1||10||VT 17||C||17||D.Stoner||DWR||18||0||Y||4||Flushed left finds WR for TD EZ pylon|
|3||6:24||14-20||1||10||OKST 24||I||0||J.Washington||SWR||11||0||Y||Y||4||Out route right side too low|
|3||6:20||14-20||2||10||OKST 24||C||13||J.Washington||SIR||10||3||Y||Y||4||Curl right side|
|3||5:47||14-20||2||12||OKST 35||C||65||J.Washington||DIL||38||27||Y||Y||3||Deep post TD left MOF|
|4||14:45||14-27||1||10||OKST 27||C||35||J.Washington||DM||31||4||Y||Y||4||Deep post MOF hit while throw|
|4||12:56||14-27||3||14||VT 42||C||12||J.McCleskey||SM||0||12||Y||3||MOF short underneath crosser|
|4||12:25||14-27||4||2||VT 30||I||0||S.Finefeuiaki||SM||-2||0||Y||Y||4||Swing route right to FB dropped|
|4||8:43||14-27||2||6||VT 42||I||0||J.Washington||DM||42||0||Y||4||Deep post MOF too far|
|4||7:39||14-27||2||10||VT 35||I||0||J.Hill||SM||5||0||Y||3||MOF check-down to RB|
|4||5:19||21-27||2||9||OKST 26||C||15||C.Lacy||SWL||10||5||Y||Y||4||Curl left side|
|4||4:22||21-27||1||10||VT 48||I||0||D.Stoner||SIL||5||0||Y||5||Short curl to left too high|
|4||4:18||21-27||2||10||VT 48||C||-1||J.Hill||SIL||-4||3||Y||4||RB screen left MOF|