The ninth-ranked Cowboys eventually had mercy, pulling Rudolph in the third quarter of an eventual 59-21 victory. It was the longest active streak in FBS.
Mason Rudolph worked some magic, with a collapsed pocket on 3rd and 11, he kept the play alive and found Marcel Ateman for a 69 yard touchdown.
Rudolph obviously did an outstanding job spreading the ball around. No Oklahoma State team had ever produced more than two 100-yard receivers in a single game before the quartet turned the trick against the Panthers.
The Panthers were able to keep Biletnikoff Award candidate James Washington out of the end zone, but he ended up with 124 yards on five catches.
Washington was one of a school-record four receivers with at least 100 receiving yards on Saturday, joined by Jalen McCleskey (seven receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns), Dillon Stoner (5-100-1) and Marcell Ateman (4-109-1). It was the first touchdown catch of the Jenks' star's college career. Oklahoma State converted all nine of its third downs in the opening half.
Most importantly, he put the Cowboys in position to move to 3-0 in non-conference play ahead of next week's Top 25 clash with TCU in the Big 12 opener. The Cowboys did whatever they wanted whenever they wanted during a first half in which they rolled up 516 yards. Then, after Pittsburgh back-up quarterback Ben Dinucci led the Panthers on an 87-yard TD drive, the Cowboys immediately marched 82 yards and scored on a dynamic 15-yard run by Hill to increase the lead to 42-7 with 6:15 left in the half. Rudolph finished the day 23-for-32 with 497 passing yards, five touchdowns and an interception. Pitt OL Brandon Hodges (undisclosed injury) did not play after leaving the game against Penn State last week in the first half.