Cowboy News and Notes

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, this is something you've likely already seen or heard. On Monday the Big 12 voted unanimously to invite the Horned Frogs into the conference, effective for the 2012-13 academic year. TCU accepted the invitation. The addition of the Frogs brings the conference back to 10 institutions following the departure of Texas A&M for the SEC.

Weeden: by the numbers

After Saturday's 70-28 victory against the Jayhawks, quarterback Brandon Weeden fell to No. 4 nationally in passing yards (1,880), which isn't all that fair considering he played less than one half of football against KU on the heals of a bye week. However, his school record completion percentage of 85.7 in the victory catapulted him into second place nationally with a 75.8 completion percentage (Baylor's Robert Griffin III leads with 80.3 percent). Also, after struggling with interceptions through nonconference play, Weeden now has 15 touchdowns against six picks. He entered the A&M game with eight TD's and six picks.

More on Weeden

This could be setting up to be quite the week for the Cowboys' senior signal caller. Weeden will celebrate his 28th birthday this week in addition to the Wednesday premier of the OSU episode of ESPN's Depth Chart. The show is part of ESPN's Year of the Quarterback initiative and was filmed over a five-week period during the Cowboys' fall camp. The show documents Weeden and the rest of the OSU quarterbacks and will air on the network at 6 p.m. Toss in a win at Texas on Saturday and Weeden will surely remember his 28th birthday fondly.

TV coverage set for Missouri

The Cowboys will be on national television for two consecutive weeks, starting with Saturday's showdown with Texas on ABC and ESPN. Next Saturday's tilt at Missouri has been set for an 11 a.m. kick and will be broadcast nationally on FX.

The Eyes of Texas are on OSU

Should the Cowboys beat the No. 21 Longhorns on Saturday, it would be the Cowboys' seventh straight victory against teams from the Lone Star State dating back to a loss to the No. 3 ‘Horns on Oct. 31, 2009. Last season's 33-16 victory marked OSU's first against UT since 1997 and the first win in Austin since World War II.


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