Justin Blackmon scores twice to help Cowboys become Valero Alamo Bowl Champs
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
#14 Oklahoma State 17 6 10 3 36
Arizona 7 0 3 0 10
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, finishing
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 finished with its first 11-win season in
a 36-10 victory over Arizona on December 29, 2010.
The Biletnikoff Award winner also set a 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 first 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 first Valero Alamo Bowl since 2004, ironically a
Cowboy loss, that wasn’t decided until the final two minutes.
Arizona (7-6) ended the year with a string of five 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 first
half resulted in only one touchdown.
The game marked the Pac-10’s first contest in San Antonio since being an
original conference partner with the Alamo Bowl in 1993 and 1994.
Cutline: 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.
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