It was shades of Randy Moss as Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon looked like the Minnesota Vikings receiver on his second-quarter touchdown reception from Brandon Weeden Friday.
"I was just trying to give Brandon (a suggestion) where to throw it," Blackmon said with a laugh. "And he caught on real quick and threw the ball up there."
The sophomore receiver threw his hand up, a la Moss, before he had passed his defender than leapt between two defenders on a 37-yard touchdown reception.
"That's exactly what I said, word for word," Weeden said. "I saw that and was like, 'OK.' Black is big on this: 'Just throw it up, if I don't catch it, they're not going to catch it.'"
Cowboys wide receiver Josh Cooper missed most of Friday night's game, leaving after just three offensive plays due a helmet-to-helmet collision.
OSU will wait and see on his availability for Saturday's game at Texas Tech, although Mike Gundy said Sunday that he was looking better as the team gathered for meetings and practice.
Defensive tackle Shane Jarka (knee) and linebacker Justin Gent (concussion) were held out of the Lafayette game, but are expected to be play at Tech. Wideout Michael Harrison suffered a finger injury against the Cajuns, but did return. Hubert Anyiam, another wide receiver, sprained an ankle and is questionable.
Weeden's first road start was an interesting experience. He didn't know what to expect heading into the game but he performed well, completing 29-of-47 pass attempts for 351 passing yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.
The uncertainty was affirmed by an interesting feeling after his first touchdown connection with Blackmon in the first quarter.
"It was weird," Weeden said. "After I threw that first touchdown, you could hear a pin drop out there."