STILLWATER — Brandon Weeden has found a No. 1 receiver.
Weeden found Justin Blackmon for three touchdown passes as Oklahoma State defeated Washington State 65-17 at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday night.
"He's had the best camp from a receiver's standpoint," offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen said. "He's a guy we knew going in had big play capabilities. Brandon has confidence in Justin."
Blackmon finished with eight catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns. But the numbers don't explain why Blackmon appears to have seized that role.
Clearly, Brandon Weeden trusts him.
"He was telling me on the sideline what they were doing to him," Weeden said. "Once we got one the same page, I felt confident in him. I knew he was going to make the play."
On Weeden's first two touchdown connections with Blackmon, the sophomore receiver was well covered, Weeden just trusted him to make the play.
"A couple of those passes I probably would have went the other way if I was Brandon," Holgorsen said. "But because of the confidence he has in Justin he went ahead and went to him."
On Blackmon's third touchdown catch, he showed the superb athleticism which could make him tough to stop this season with a stellar move on a Washington State defender to create space before hauling in a 24-yard touchdown.
"He was effective when he caught the ball," coach Mike Gundy said. "He established himself as a guy who can make some plays."