OSU football: Backups battle to draw

BY SCOTT WRIGHT Modified: April 19, 2009 at 7:30 am •  Published: April 19, 2009

/> "I’m seeing both of them competing really hard against each other and wanting the job,” he said. "In some ways, it’s taking longer for (Weeden) to knock the dust off. When he left football, they weren’t zone blitzing and it was just high school. Now, it’s Big 12 action.”

Both quarterbacks spent a significant amount of time running from pressure from the defensive front. But Gundy warned fans not to read too much into the Cowboys’ strong pass rush Saturday night, which included seven sacks and constant pressure.

"In a spring game, the offense has a disadvantage,” the coach said. "When you play offensive linemen that haven’t played a lot, there’s gonna be some sacks.

"But our defensive line is better. We’ll be faster on the edge, and where we’ve been deficient the last two years is our two inside linemen. I think we’ll be better there.”

Weeden looked like the better of the two backups Saturday, showing off his strong arm as well as some unexpected mobility from the 6-foot-5, 230-pound sophomore. He hopes to build on his strong spring heading into the summer and fall camp.

"Overall, I thought I had a great spring,” Weeden said. "By the end, I felt like I knew the offense a lot better.

"I would’ve liked to play better (Saturday), but the sun will come up tomorrow and we’ll get it on in the summer.”


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White 0 9 0 6 15
Orange 10 0 7 3 20
First Quarter

ORANGE — Dan Bailey 46 FG, 11:28.

ORANGE — Keith Toston 10 run (Bailey kick), 2:36.

Second Quarter

WHITE — Safety, Andre Sexton, 5:45.

WHITE — DeMarcus Conner 25 pass from Brandon Weeden (Quinn Sharp kick), 3:22.

Third Quarter

ORANGE — Justin Horton 42 pass from Toston (Bailey kick), 2:46.

Fourth Quarter

WHITE — Donald Booker 43 interception return (run failed), 4:50.

ORANGE — Bailey 32 FG, :55.

Team
White Orange
First Downs… …12 …18
Rushing… …4 …7
Passing… …6 …10
Penalty… …2 …1
Rushing Att-Yds… …31-51 …34-161
Yards Passing… …108 …221
Passes C-A-I… …16-27-0 …15-28-1
Total Offensive Plays… …58 …62
Total Yards… …159 …382
Avg. Gain per Play… …2.7 …6.2
Return Yards… …91 …49
Fumbles Lost… …1-1 …0-0
Penalties-Yards… …3-20 …10-72
Interceptions-Yards… …1-43 …0-0
Punts-Avg.… …7-40.7 …3-45.7
Punt Returns-Yards… …0-0 …0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards… …1-48 …1-49
Possession Time… …27:15 …32:45
Third-Down Conv.… …3-14 …1-10
Sacks-Yards… …3-22 …4-39
Individual
White
Rushing

Player Att. Yards TD Long
Staley… …10 36 0 6
Johnson… …13 31 0 8
Roberts… …3 15 0 11
Weeden… …5 -31 0 8
Passing

Player Att. Com. Int. Yds. TD Long
Weeden… …25 15 0 102 1 25
Stringer… …2 1 0 6 0 6
Pass Receiving

Player N o. Yards TD Long
Mosley… …4 22 0 15
Staley… …3 32 0 17
Conner… …2 29 1 25
Blackmon… …2 9 0 6
Richards… …2 7 0 7
Johnson… …2 3 0 6
Hill… …1 6 0 6
Kicking

Player Punts Long FG Long PAT
Sharp… …7-40.7 52 1-1
Returns

Player KO Punts Int. Fumble
Booker… 1-43
Roberts… …1-48
Tackles

Martin 8, Antoine 7, Sexont 6, Gary 4, Lavine 4, Anderson 4, Blatnick 4, Booker 4, Miller 3, Burton 2, Jones 2, Roberts 1, Moala 1.

Orange
Rushing

Player Att. Yards TD Long
Miller… …12 72 0 14
Toston… …4 48 1 26
James Thomas… …4 12 0 4
Robinson… …2 10 0 8
Anderson… …1 9 0 9
Pratt… …2 6 0 6
Cate… …8 6 0 15
Sokolosky… …1 -2 0 0
Passing

Player Att. Com. Int. Yds. TD Long
Cate… …19 10 1 87 0 16
Robinson… …8 4 0 92 0 52
Toston… …1 1 0 42 1 42
Pass Receiving

Player N o. Yards TD Long
Anyiam… …6 106 0 52
Horton… …3 55 1 42
Youman… …3 34 0 17
Miller… …2 20 0 14
Cooper… …1 6 0 6
Kicking

Player Punts Long FG Long PAT
Sharp… …3-45.7 51
Bailey… 2-2 46 2-2
Returns

Player KO Punts Int. Fumble
Cox… …1-49
Tackles

Gent 7, Nicholas 6, Brown 5, Price 4, Donaldson 3, Long 3, James Thomas 3, King 2, Lemon 2, Cox 2, Johnny Thomas 2, Hart 2, Alexander 1, Kennedy 1, Chinasa 1, McGee 1, Anderson 1.

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