STILLWATER — Clint Chelf completed throw after throw. He got into the end zone on a four-yard run. He even caught a 48-yard pass on a throwback trick play.
All against the No. 4 team in the country on a prime time, national stage.
Chelf's performance against Baylor — where he completed 19-of-25 passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and outplayed Heisman contender Bryce Petty — was certainly the best performance of his OSU career. It was the best performance by any player in the nation last week, according to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Athlon Sports.
But, given the magnitude of the game and quality of opponent, was it one of the best quarterback performances in OSU history?
Maybe so, coach Mike Gundy says.
“We've had some guys that have played good,” Gundy said. “But I don't think there's any question that (Chelf's) performance was as good or better than any of the rest of them.”
Here are some other memorable performances from Cowboy quarterbacks:
Brandon Weeden, at Texas A&M, 2011
Stat line: 47-of-60, 438 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions
That game wasn't Weeden's highest total in passing yards. Or touchdowns. Or completion percentage.
But without Weeden's brilliance during a second-half surge against a top-10 team on its home field, the Cowboys' magical season could have been squashed in late September.
Weeden's 438 yards set a school record he would later break. But 230 of those yards came in a decisive third quarter where OSU outscored A&M 21-0 and took the lead for good.
Josh Fields, Cotton Bowl vs. Mississippi, 2003 (season)
Stat line: 21-of-33, 307 yards, one touchdown, zero interceptions