STILLWATER — This time last week, the Big 12 region was buzzing about the performance of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin. He had just led the Bears to a road win over Texas and had Baylor atop the Big 12 South.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden heard the talk.
"People were comparing us all week," Weeden said. "And I would say it was unanimous that people thought he was better than I was."
On Saturday, Weeden let his actions speak for themselves. The junior was 34 of 42 for 435 yards and three touchdowns passing as OSU knocked off Baylor, 55-28. Weeden left no doubt who was the best quarterback on the field that day. On Monday, the Pokes signal caller was rewarded with the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor.
"It's human nature, it's hard not to take that (personally)," he said. "Obviously, you want to be the best quarterback on the field and when people are telling you (that) you're not, you want to prove people wrong. And I think I did my part in that."
With three games left in Big 12 Conference play, Weeden appears to be the favorite for All-Big 12 quarterback honors.
What about Taylor Martinez? He's had highlight plays, without a doubt, but there are times this season when his own coaches were unsure if he gave the Huskers the best chance to win.
Robert Griffin? He went head-to-head with Weeden and came up short.
Landry Jones? The Oklahoma quarterback will have his say during Bedlam on Nov. 27.
As of today, it's hard to argue Weeden is not the guy. His consistent production, coupled with the Cowboys 8-1 record, makes him hard to ignore.