Defenses won't like this guy when he's angry. Miffed a week ago that he was held out of the second half because he got “dinged” in the head, Blackmon made up for lost time Saturday. He snagged 13 catches for 172 yards, both season highs for the junior wide receiver.
Legend Returns: A
Homecoming brought back a couple rarely seen Cowboy alums. Baseball great Robin Ventura was recognized early in the game. The new manager of the Chicago White Sox got a huge round of applause. So did former Cowboy running back Ernest Anderson. Also spotted, a more familiar alumni face — Desmond Mason.
Emotions ran high all afternoon. Both teams seemed a little chippy. While nothing ever escalated to anything ugly, there were definitely some less-than-savory moments where officials had to separate players. C'mon, fellas. Just play ball.
Homecoming Atmosphere: A+
No one does homecoming any bigger or any better than OSU. Lots of folks tailgated and milled around campus before the early afternoon kickoff. A beautiful fall afternoon only added to the Norman Rockwell nature of the school's 90th homecoming game.