OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden bounces back with stellar performance against Tulsa

Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 409 yards and six touchdowns in the Cowboys 65-28 win over Tulsa. It was a marked improvement over Weeden's performance in a narrow victory over Troy.
BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: September 19, 2010 at 7:07 am •  Published: September 18, 2010

We've learned a lot about Brandon Weeden.

The Oklahoma State quarterback has experienced great success, suffered several stumbles and displayed the toughness needed to play the position in the Big 12.

All in the first three games.

Weeden had a record-setting performance in the Cowboys 65-28 win over Tulsa at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday night. The junior finished 23-of-32 for 409 yards and six touchdowns.

It was an impressive performance a week after he struggled to take care of the football as the Pokes' squeaked out a win over Troy on Sept. 11. OSU had five turnovers against Troy, including two interceptions and two fumbles by Weeden.

"It was the reverse of last week," Weeden said. "Last week, we shot ourselves in the foot and we didn't really take that well, we kind of took that personal."

Weeden bounced back from his performance against Troy with a stellar outing on Saturday, torching a Tulsa defense which was focused on stopping Kendall Hunter and essentially daring Weeden to beat them.

Big mistake.

Weeden threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns in the first half while exploiting the Golden Hurricane secondary, finding nine different receivers. The 26-year-old set records for the most passing yards in a half and his 409 total passing yards rank No. 4 in OSU's single-game passing record book.

"It sure beats not rebounding from a bad game," offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen said. "He didn't play very well last week and he knew it. Based on last week and then this week, he learns from his mistakes."

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