Weeden Receiving National Recogition

Brandon Weeden's legacy at Oklahoma State is already etched in stone but the performance the senior quarterback turned in Saturday afternoon was perhaps the best OSU has seen from the Edmond native.

Weeden set three school records in the Cowboys' 30-29 victory against No. 8 Texas A&M in College Station and the national recognition has rolled in Monday.

Weeden was named the Walter Camp national player of the week, the Big 12 offensive player of the week and the Rivals.com national player of the week. Weeden has also been nominated for the Capital One Cup impact performance of the week and he was also recognized as a Manning Award star of the week.

The school records Weeden set on Saturday were for completions (47), attempts (60) and yards (438). He also threw two touchdown passes and did not throw an interception for the first time this season as he helped his team rally from a 20-3 deficit at halftime to beat the SEC-bound Aggies for the fourth straight season.

All three records he broke were records he had previously held.

Justin Blackmon, the 2010 Biletnikoff winner as the nation's top receiver, said he wasn't surprised at all by the All-American type performance turned in by Weeden.

"Brandon, to me, he's the best in the nation," Blackmon said. "It's helps that Hubert (Anyiam) and (Josh Cooper), Tracy (Moore) and Josh Stewart were out there to help us.move the ball around. He really got to throw the ball around stretch out the field a little bit."

Weeden found 11 different receivers in the Cowboys first road win against a top-10 opponent since a 2008 victory against No. 3 Missouri. And in addition to finding that many receivers, three Cowboys finished in double-digit receptions for the first time in school history.

Blackmon had 11 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown while Josh Cooper snagged 11 balls for 123 yards and Hubert Anyiam had 10 for 92 yards.

And after the game, running back Joseph Randle said it's that type of performance that really makes them realize how good Weeden is.

"That's what he do; from day-to-day we kind of take it for granted but he's still a really good quarterback," Randle said.

In the second half alone, Weeden went 30-for-43 for 285 yards with two scores as the Pokes outscored the Aggies 27-9. OSU scored on five of its first six possessions in the half with three touchdowns and two field goals.

Weeden leads the nation in passing yards per game (398) and passing yards (1,592). He is second nationally in total offense (380.75 per game). His 74.3 completion percentage ranks sixth but he has more than 400 yards more than his nearest competitor.

"He's a good football player," coach Mike Gundy said. "He's got mobility, and he's got good velocity and he throws the ball on time. In my opinion, he's good enough to play at the next level, so I think he's a good player."


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