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In Justin Blackmon vs. Ryan Broyles, you can't go wrong

by Jenni Carlson Modified: November 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm •  Published: November 26, 2010

'Tis the season of tough choices.

Do you eat your leftover turkey hot or cold? Do you buy that flat screen as a gift or for yourself? Do you watch a game or allow yourself to take another tryptophan-induced nap?

You can't go wrong no matter what you choose — though, for the record, the correct answers are cold, yourself and nap — but still, decisions must be made.

In the spirit of the season of tough choices, here's another: Do you pick Justin Blackmon or Ryan Broyles?

No doubt your opinion likely tilts with your Bedlam leaning. The orange-clad masses like Blackmon. The crimson-colored crowd prefers Broyles.

But really, this question is bigger than Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma. This is about who will be the Big 12 offensive player of the year. This is about who will win the Biletnikoff Award. This is even about who will play in the Big 12 championship game.

Look at the end of tonight's game, and chances are good, the receiver who had the biggest day will be celebrating on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf. That's how important they are to their teams.

That's how good they are, too.

And let's be honest — our fair state is ridiculously lucky. We are seeing two of the best receivers ever at their respective schools, and we are enjoying them at exactly the same time. Who knows if we'll ever get to see this again.

Which makes this Blackmon-or-Broyles debate all the more juicy.

Their numbers are phenomenal.

Blackmon: 94 catches, 1,560 yards, 17 touchdowns.

Broyles: 106 catches, 1,309 yards, 12 touchdowns.

Both have great speed. I'm not sure who would win a 40-yard dash — if they agreed to race, that's something I'd show up anywhere anytime to watch — but really, this is more about being difficult to catch on the field.

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