OSU football notebook: Finding the comfort zone

Four games into the 2010 season, quarterback Brandon Weeden is getting more comfortable with offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen's system.
By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: October 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm •  Published: October 6, 2010

Finding the comfort zone

Four games into the 2010 season, quarterback Brandon Weeden is getting more comfortable with offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen's system. The junior is 102 for 143 for 1,259 passing yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions.

One of the nation's leaders in passing yards, completion percentage and touchdowns, Weeden has displayed good command of the offense, although he hasn't had to make audibles at the line very often.

"I haven't had to change many things at the line," Weeden said. "For the most part, we've taken things into a game that we can run against anything. Man, zone, blitz, it didn't matter."

Weeden has completed 71.3 percent of his passes, a sign he's making good reads and understanding how to attack opposing defenses.

"I feel great, very comfortable," Weeden said. "There are times he calls a play, and I'm like, 'This could score.' I know why he's calling the play because I see what he's seeing. And that's half the battle. I feel good with where we are at right now."

BOWLING COMES UP BIG

One of the unsung heroes of OSU's 38-35 win over Texas A&M was receiver Bo Bowling. The senior finished with four catches for 46 yards.

"I knew we would have the opportunity to make some plays," Bowling said. "I was just ready; I've been ready since I got back. To get in there and make some plays felt good."

Three of his receptions were key plays that gave OSU first downs, including a 16-yard, second-quarter catch that kept alive the Cowboys first scoring drive of the night.

"I've been itching (to make plays) big time," Bowling said. "I'm ready to get out and show what I can do."