Sept. 20, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden was honored as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week by a panel of media who cover the league, it was announced by the conference office today. It is the first such honor of Weeden's career.
Weeden completed 23-of-32 passes for 409 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in the Cowboys' 65-28 win over Tulsa. He only played the first half and one possession in the third quarter before he and the rest of OSU's starters sat out the remainder of the game.
The Edmond, Okla., native became the first Cowboy quarterback to pass for 300 yards in a first half when he threw for 328 yards and five scores in the first two quarters. Weeden's night ended after the first possession of the second half when he found Justin Blackmon for an 81-yard touchdown pass as OSU extended its lead to 48-7.
Weeden is the second Cowboy to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors this year, and Kendall Hunter received the recognition after rushing for 257 yards against Washington State.
Through three games, Weeden ranks sixth nationally in pass efficiency with a mark of 186.34. He is ninth in total offense per game with 314.44 yards per contest.
The Cowboy offense has been explosive to start the season, as the Pokes lead the nation in passing offense at 391.67 yards per game and are second in total offense at 596.0 yards per game, scoring offense at 57.0 points per game and passing efficiency with a 187.05 rating. The OSU rushing attack ranks 29th nationally with 204.33 yards per game.