Brandon Weeden has been heavily rewarded for his record-breaking performance Saturday in Oklahoma State's 30-29 comeback victory at Texas A&M.
The Cowboy quarterback was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week Monday. On Sunday, Weeden was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week, a Manning Star of the Week and the Rivals.com National Player of the Week.
Weeden is also nominated for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week and the ESPN All-America Player of the Week.
Weeden set school records for completions (47), attempts (60) and passing yards (438) in Saturday's victory.
And Weeden wasn't the only Cowboy picking up national awards after Saturday's win, as cornerback Brodrick Brown was named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week on Monday.
Brown had a key interception in the third quarter when he dove in front of A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller and helped limit the Aggie star to 55 yards on six catches.
Fuller did have two touchdowns, but Markelle Martin had the coverage on the first and the second came late in the fourth quarter against OSU's prevent defense. Brown also tallied eight tackles in the game.
OSU SNAPS GRAY'S STREAK
A huge factor in the Cowboys' rally against A&M was their ability to stop the run, as the Aggies tallied just 15 rushing yards in the second half.
And of Texas A&M's 162 total rushing yards, only 35 of them came from Cyrus Gray, snapping his streak of nine consecutive games with at least 100 rushing yards.
Gundy said the difference between the rush defense in the first half and second half was simple — the Cowboys filled their gaps better and missed fewer tackles. A&M also ran the ball just eight times in the second half compared to 19 times in the first.
“I happened to be watching where we had tackles, linebackers or safeties that were coming up and had an opportunity to make the play for a three-yard gain or less and just fired right through there and didn't hit anybody,” Gundy said of the first half. “You're only going to have one person to fit a gap — you're not going to have two people free, in most cases —so they end up being six-, eight-, 10-, 12-, 15-yard runs.”
QB COMMIT GETS STARTED – STRONG
Cowboys quarterback commitment Wes Lunt missed the first four games of his season with a broken foot.
Back in action Friday night, Lunt was back in business.
The Rochester, Ill., standout threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns – in the first half – leading a 57-12 romp. His offense scored on all seven first-half possessions. And one half was enough, as he did not return, due to blowout, not re-injury.
According to his coach, Derek Leonard, Lunt has even more to offer.
“He was a little rusty,” Leonard said, “but he was good.”