STILLWATER, Okla. - For the second time this season, Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced today.
Weeden set a school record by passing for 502 yards in the Cowboys’ 52-45 win over No. 17 Kansas State. Weeden completed 36-of-46 passes (.782 pct.) with four touchdown strikes in the game. He was at his best when the team needed him most, engineering three crucial scoring drives in the decisive fourth quarter by completing six-of-eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in the final stanza.
In addition to earning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in lifting the Cowboys over Kansas State, Weeden is also a finalist for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week and Capital One Impact Performer of the Week Awards this week and was recognized as a Manning Award Star of the Week.
Since taking over as Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback in 2010, Weeden has led the Cowboys to a 20-2 overall record including a 10-0 mark away from Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Edmond, Okla., native is an officially-recognized Heisman Trophy candidate by the Heisman Trophy Trust, is a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award given to the nation’s top quarterback and the Maxwell Award given to the nation’s most outstanding player. He’s also on the watch list for the Manning Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
Weeden’s 3,212 passing yards in 2011 already rank as the second best single-season total in OSU history, behind only his 4,277 yards last year. He ranks in the top six nationally in touchdown passes, passing yards per game, total passing yards and total offense and his 26 TD passes in 2011 rank as the third best single-season total in school history.