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OSU QB Weeden a different challenge

12/1/2011

OU’s secondary has had more than a week to try to put the Baylor performance behind it. A solid performance against Iowa State has helped the group’s confidence, but once again, the secondary will be under fire from a high-powered offense.

The mode of attack will be different, though, from what the Sooners saw from Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Griffin threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns but also rushed for 72 yards. That’s not likely to be the case with Oklahoma State signal-caller Brandon Weeden.

“He’s very accurate with good ball placement,” senior safety Sam Proctor said. “This offense, it’s timing for these guys, precision passing.

“He puts in on shoulders, back shoulders. You have to play the guy until the end. You have to stay on your man and not so much the quarterback.”

Griffin was able to make plays out of the pocket with his movement, which is not Weeden’s specialty. Proctor said Weeden’s experience will be a concern because Weeden is able to look off his first read and find other receivers. But Proctor doesn’t anticipate Weeden trying to make plays with his legs.