OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Justin Blackmon scores twice to help
Cowboys become Valero Alamo Bowl Champs
Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon earned Offensive MVP honors after setting an NCAA
record with his 12th straight game with at least 100 yards receiving and a touchdown.
The Biletnikoff Award winner also set an NCAA
record with his 12th straight game with at least
100 yards receiving and a touchdown. Blackmon
caught nine passes for 117 yards and quarterback
Brandon Weeden was 25-of-41 for 240 yards for
Oklahoma State (11-2).
Oklahoma State, which led the nation in total
offense, won its fi rst bowl game in three tries and
scored at least 33 points for the 11th time on the
season. Oklahoma State’s lopsided win made it the fi rst
Valero Alamo Bowl since 2004, ironically a Cowboy
loss, that wasn’t decided until the fi nal two minutes.
Arizona (7-6) ended the year with a string of fi ve
losses. Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles, a graduate
of Austin Westlake High School, completed 32-of-50
passes for 280 yards and a touchdown, but threw
three interceptions, including one returned by OSU
safety Markelle Martin for a 62-yard score. The
Wildcats had opportunities early in the game, but
six possessions inside Oklahoma State territory in
the fi rst half resulted in only one touchdown.
The game marked the Pac-10’s fi rst contest in San
Antonio since being an original conference partner
with the Alamo Bowl in 1993 and 1994.
Before coming to San Antonio, Oklahoma
State wide receiver Justin Blackmon had
to make a stop in Florida to pick up the
Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver in the country.
He then brought those award-winning skills to
the Valero Alamo Bowl, fi nishing the year where he
set three different single-season school records
in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,782), and
touchdown catches (20). Blackmon caught two
touchdowns, including his 71-yard scamper that he
savored as long as possible before scoring, as No. 14
Oklahoma State fi nished with its fi rst 11-win season
in a 36-10 victory over Arizona on Dec. 29, 2010.
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
No. 14 Oklahoma State 17 6 10 3 36
Arizona 7 0 3 0 10