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Keith Toston’s all-around effort puts him in the spotlight

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer Modified: November 20, 2009 at 8:27 am •  Published: November 20, 2009

’s added 2.5 receptions for 30 yards per outing.

"Before the season, you didn’t hear his name much,” senior cornerback Perrish Cox said. "This year, he’s picked it up big time. With the numbers he’s putting up, you couldn’t ask for more from a running back.”

All Big 12 numbers?

"I think he should be an All-Big 12 running back,” OSU receiver Justin Blackmon said. "In short yardage, we went to him and he got the first down. He can catch the ball, and he’s a big part of this team.”

With his team facing a 21-10 deficit Thursday on national television, Toston showed his versatility. His 45-yard, third-quarter touchdown run gave the Cowboys and the Boone Pickens Stadium crowd renewed enthusiasm while cutting Colorado’s lead to 21-17. Then his 47-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden completed the rally and gave the Pokes a 24-21 advantage.

"They were both big plays we needed to win the game,” Blackmon said.

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