OSU receiver Justin Blackmon sure looked NFL-ready in rout of Arizona

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon capped this season with a two-touchdown, 117-yards, record-breaking performance. But will it be his last in an OSU uniform?
By BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: December 30, 2010 at 8:55 am •  Published: December 30, 2010

SAN ANTONIO — “One more year, one more year”

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.

“To end it with a win, you couldn't ask for anything better,” 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.

“That was just us having fun, we've been practicing for three weeks against each other,” Blackmon said. “So I was just having a little fun.”

To better understand just how special the Biletnikoff Award winner was in 2010, check out these numbers:

— 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.



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