SAN ANTONIO â€” â€œOne more year, one more yearâ€
The chant from Oklahoma State fans towards Justin Blackmon filled the air as the Cowboy receiver accepted his Alamo Bowl offensive MVP trophy.
Will he stay or will he go?
We don't know.
What we do know is Blackmon is outstanding. And darn close to unstoppable.
He led Oklahoma State to a 36-10 win over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on Wednesday night. It was the Cowboys 11th win of the season, making this 2010 OSU squad the first team to win 11 games in school history.
â€œTo end it with a win, you couldn't ask for anything better,â€ Blackmon said.
The sophomore receiver had nine catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns as he broke record after record during the nationally televised bowl game. Blackmon torched Arizona's secondary with his combination of size, speed, moves and stellar hands.
He did it in a variety of ways. He showed his speed on a 71-yard touchdown, leaving an Arizona defender grasping at air with a mid-route move that had him 20 yards ahead of any Wildcat defender as he sprinted along the goal line, enjoying the moment before he cruised into the end zone.
â€œThat was just us having fun, we've been practicing for three weeks against each other,â€ Blackmon said. â€œSo I was just having a little fun.â€
To better understand just how special the Biletnikoff Award winner was in 2010, check out these numbers:
â€” He is the NCAA record holder for receiving yards by a sophomore with 1,782. Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald was the previous record holder with 1,672 yards.
â€” His 1,782 receiving yards ranks sixth-best in NCAA history.
â€” He became OSU's single-season receiving yardage leader with 1,782 yards, passing Rashaun Woods.
â€” He became OSU's single season receptions leader with 111, passing Woods.
â€” He passed Dez Bryant, setting a record for touchdown catches in a single season at OSU with 20 touchdown grabs, which ranks seventh in NCAA history.
â€” His 71-yard touchdown was his fourth touchdown catch of 67 yards or more in 2010.
And the accolades for Blackmon?
First receiver to earn Big 12 Offensive player of the year.
Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP.
All-Big 12, first teamer.
Not bad for a player who few college football fans even knew by name entering the 2010 season.
The question on Cowboy fans minds is this: Is Blackmon NFL-ready? A report even surfaced in San Antonio that a decision had already been made and Blackmon would return, but the sophomore refuted that report shortly after the game.
â€œI read that, I don't know where that came from,â€ Blackmon said. â€œI still have to talk with my family.â€
Regardless of his final decision, Blackmon sure looked NFL-ready on Wednesday.