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Record Book Look: Most Single-Game Completions in OSU History

Basically a recap of Brandon Weeden’s 2011 season.



After skimming through this list, you won’t be surprised that Brandon Weeden completed a program-record 565 passes in 2011.

Second on that list is Weeden’s junior season in 2010 where he completed 511 passes. For more context, in Mason Rudolph’s best season, he completed 489 passes (though Rudolph does have the program record for passing yards in a season).

Now let’s get to the most single-game completions in OSU’s history.

1. Brandon Weeden at Texas A&M on Sept. 24, 2011 — 47

Weeden threw 60 passes in the final game OSU and Texas A&M played as Big 12 foes.

Eleven different receivers caught a pass, and Weeden finished with 438 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. The touchdowns went to Justin Blackmon and Tracy Moore. Josh Cooper’s 123 receiving yards were a game-high.

The 30-29 victory was a spectacular way to open the Cowboys’ Big 12 slate, as OSU was ranked seventh going in and A&M was ranked eighth. It set up what would be one of (if not the) greatest season in OSU history.

T2. Brandon Weeden at Iowa State on Nov. 18, 2011 — 42

The OSU faithful love reminiscing on that A&M game. This Iowa State game, not so much.

Weeden completed 42 of his 58 passes in the lone loss of OSU’s 2011 season. He threw three touchdowns, but he also had three INTs. The unranked Cyclones ended up topping the No. 2 Cowboys in double overtime.

(We’ll leave the highlights out on this one.)

T2. Brandon Weeden vs. Arizona on Sept. 8, 2011 — 42

After thumping Louisiana in the first game of the 2011 season, the Cowboys first actual test of the year came against Pac-12 opponent Arizona. That’s when the world got a taste of just how good this 2011 team could be.

In a 37-14 win, Weeden finished 42-for-53 with two touchdowns and an interception. It was a big day for OSU’s three-headed monster as a whole, as Justin Blackmon had 128 receiving yards and two touchdowns and Joseph Randle had 121 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

4. Wes Lunt at Arizona on Sept. 8, 2012 — 37

Exactly a year later, the Pokes traveled to Tuscon, but instead of having Weeden call signals, there was a true freshman taking snaps.

The Wildcats ended up getting their revenge, upsetting No. 18 OSU 59-38 in what was an up-and-down game for Wes Lunt.

Lunt went 37-for-60 for 436 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Tracy Moore caught all four touchdowns to go with his 106 receiving yards. The OSU defense couldn’t put a stop to Ka’Deem Carey and Matt Scott.

5. Brandon Weeden vs. Kansas State on Nov. 5, 2011 — 36

This was the only time Weeden eclipsed 500 passing yards in a game, and what a game it was.

No. 3 OSU beat No. 14 Kansas State 52-45 as Weeden completed 36 of his 46 pass attempts. He threw for four TDs and had two interceptions.

Joseph Randle scored a 23-yard touchdown with 2:16 to go to give the Cowboys the lead, but there was the ever-present concern that OSU scored too quickly on that four-play, 65-yard drive.

K-State marched back down the field, but the OSU defense held K-State at the 5-yard line for three plays to win the game.

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