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OSU football notebook: Justin Blackmon, Kendall Hunter causing matchup problems

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: September 15, 2010 at 7:57 am •  Published: September 14, 2010

If the Cowboys had capitalized on those opportunities, they could have taken control of the game.

"When you're playing at home and you get a chance to build momentum, you'd like to score a touchdown there," coach Mike Gundy said. "If you get two field goals, all they have to do is score a touchdown and they're back in the game. You really don't gain a lot of momentum with field goals."

Those two field goals are the only two red zone chances which resulted in anything other than a touchdown this season. The Cowboys scored touchdowns on seven of nine red zone attempts (77.78 percent) which ranks 21 nationally in red zone touchdown efficiency according to cfbstats.com.

PLAYMAKERS

For the second straight week, the Boone Pickens Stadium turf will feature two of the nation's top all-purpose threats.

Last week, Troy receiver Jerrel Jernigan accounted for 277 all-purpose yards for the Trojans while OSU running back Kendall Hunter accounted for 212 all-purpose yards against Troy.

On Saturday, Hunter, who ranks No. 2 nationally in all-purpose yards at 244 yards per game, will join Tulsa's Damaris Johnson, who ranks No. 6 nationally at 216 all-purpose yards per game, in what could be another high-scoring game in Stillwater.