Weeden leads offense to win, shines in OSU spring game
By Staff Reports
Saturday, April 17, 2010
4/17/10 at 11:08 PM
STILLWATER – When the 2009 season ended and Zac Robinson had exhausted his eligibility, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy could only hope that Brandon Weeden could become a viable quarterback.
After watching Weeden progress during the spring-practice period, Gundy’s hope has been supplanted by confidence that Oklahoma State does have a quarterback who can effectively execute the Cowboys’ new, fast-paced spread passing attack.
“Yeah, I do feel better about it,” Gundy said following Saturday’s Orange-White game, during which Weeden was 22-of-34 passing for 257 yards. A fourth-year junior and a 26-year-old Edmond native, Weeden connected with Justin Blackmon for a 65-yard touchdown, with Tracy Moore for a 28-yard TD, with Colton Chelf for a 24-yard TD and with Josh Cooper for a 10-yard score.
“The last three weeks, (Weeden) got better every week,” first-year offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen said. “He can make every throw.”
The scrimmage was witnessed by a Boone Pickens Stadium crowd of 7,000 and conducted during a light but steady rain. Because of a scoring system that awarded points to the offense not only for touchdowns and field goals but for big plays, and awarded points to the defense for sacks, tackles for losses and turnovers, the final score wound up 55-39 in favor of the offense.
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Starting quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed 4 touchdowns in Saturday's spring game. ZACH GRAY/For the Tulsa World