OSU's Justin Blackmon back to ‘normal' in win over Baylor

Justin Blackmon got back to ‘normal' Saturday after missing the second half of OSU's game against Missouri, but ‘normal' for the Biletnikoff winner really means spectacular — he had 13 catches for 172 yards and two TDs in the Cowboys' rout of Baylor.
by Gina Mizell Published: October 30, 2011

— Justin Blackmon did not want to sit out the second half of Oklahoma State's contest at Missouri last week because he got “dinged” in the head. He called the concussion tests he had to take before getting cleared to play against Baylor “annoying.”

He was ready to go Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

“I was very eager just to get back on the field and get back in the groove of things,” Blackmon said. “Just get back to normal, I guess.”

But as we all know, “normal” for Blackmon really means spectacular.

Blackmon returned from the injury and put together his best performance of the season, hauling in 13 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in OSU's 59-24 rout of BU.

Think that head was OK?

Blackmon made his presence felt early on when he tallied four catches for 52 yards and drew a pass interference call in the end zone on OSU's first touchdown drive. On two other Cowboy possessions, he had at least three catches and 50 yards. And he scored twice on the all-too-familiar fade route that he and Brandon Weeden should look into patenting.

“Unbelievable,” OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden said of Blackmon's performance. “They tried to do everything they could to stop him. The guy's just so good. They were selling out to try to undercut him and do some certain things to take him away, but that dude is special.”

Much has been said about OSU's deep receiving corps this season, which has made the Cowboys' offense even more dangerous yet caused a slight dip in Blackmon's numbers.

But with Hubert Anyiam and Josh Cooper both unavailable because of injury, Blackmon needed to be the Biletnikoff winner more on Saturday than at any other point this season. Colton Chelf was the Cowboys' second-leading receiver with three catches, all of which came in the fourth quarter.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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