Much like his Cowboy team, which scored 20 straight points after trailing 24-14 early in the second quarter, Weeden responded after a shaky first half where he tossed two interceptions, including one that was returned by Allen Chapman for a 60-yard touchdown to give K-State a 10-point lead.
Those interceptions didn’t matter much to Weeden after the game.
“The touchdowns,” Weeden said of what he’ll remember. “We won. The interceptions are over. That’s part of playing as a quarterback.”
With Josh Cooper unavailable to play because of a pulled hamstring, Blackmon and Tracy Moore were Weeden’s primary targets. Blackmon finished with 13 catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns, while Moore had nine catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Blackmon got his own redemption on the 54-yard touchdown catch. He fumbled twice, including once near the goal line that was recovered by David Garrett in the end zone to halt a potential scoring drive.
“The good new is, both of those guys, our quarterback and our wideout, believe in themselves and just bounce right back and play,” OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken said.