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OSU football: Brandon Weeden's first TD pass for the Dallas Cowboys? To a former Sooner who played Cowboy-killer in Bedlam 2010

by Kyle Fredrickson Modified: August 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm •  Published: August 7, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden throws behind the blocking of tackle Doug Free during the first half of a preseason NFL football game ahanst the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden throws behind the blocking of tackle Doug Free during the first half of a preseason NFL football game ahanst the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Brandon Weeden had made the same throw hundreds of times at Oklahoma State, but this time was different.

Same Cowboy. New city.

Weeden made his Dallas debut Thursday night and threw his first touchdown pass of the preseason about three minutes into the second quarter.

Weeden faced third-and-short on San Diego’s 4-yard line. He faked a hand-off, rolled right, and fired a bullet to the endzone before being clobbered by defensive end Guy Lawrence.

And who was there toe-tapping the back line and hauling in the touchdown pass?

Former University of Oklahoma tight end James Hanna.

Name sound familiar? It should for OSU and OU football fans who remember Bedlam 2010. Hanna played Cowboy-killer in a 47-41 OU victory.

It happened when the Cowboys were down just 40-38. Weeden had thrown for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns.

With less than three minutes remaining, the Sooners faced second-and-seven from the OSU 23-yard line. Quarterback Landry Jones faked a hand-off, freezing the Cowboys’ linebackers.

Hanna snuck right by down the left sideline, and caught a Jones vertical route at about the OSU 45-yard line. Not a Cowboy defender in sight downfield:

Another fine example that college loyalties are blended after draft day.  Hanna caught two Weeden passes for 11 yards and the one touchdown.

Weeden played the entirety of the first half and finished with 107 yards on 13-of-17 passing with one touchdown pass and no interceptions.

by Kyle Fredrickson
OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson...
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