View Poll Results: Who will win this game?

Voters
1. You may not vote on this poll
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys

    1 100.00%
  • Arizona Wildcats

    0 0%
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Valero Alamo Bowl - FINAL - Oklahoma State 36 Arizona 10

  1. #1
       
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gettin' lucky in Kentucky
    Posts
    1,891
    Blog Entries
    2

    Valero Alamo Bowl - FINAL - Oklahoma State 36 Arizona 10

    Team Stat Comparison

    Oklahoma St
    Arizona
    1st Downs 17 25
    Total Yards 312 370
    Passing 240 280
    Rushing 72 90
    Penalties 6-66 8-65
    3rd Down Conversions 4-13 9-21
    4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-4
    Turnovers 0 4
    Possession 22:29 37:31
    Passing Leaders
    Oklahoma State C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
    Weeden 25/41 240 5.9 2 0
    Arizona C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
    Foles 32/50 280 5.6 1 3
    Rushing Leaders
    Oklahoma State CAR YDS AVG TD LG
    Hunter 10 32 3.2 0 15
    Smith 5 16 3.2 1 6
    Arizona CAR YDS AVG TD LG
    Grigsby 16 59 3.7 0 13
    Nwoko 11 36 3.3 0 11
    Receiving Leaders
    Oklahoma State REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Blackmon 9 117 13.0 2 71
    Cooper 7 53 7.6 0 15
    Arizona REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Douglas 6 91 15.2 0 24
    Morrison 6 66 11.0 0 34
    Scoring Summary
    FIRST QUARTER OKST ARIZ
    TD 10:55 Jeremy Smith 6 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick) 7 0
    TD 08:46 Justin Blackmon 71 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick) 14 0
    TD 05:41 Juron Criner 5 Yd Pass From Nick Foles (Alex Zendejas Kick) 14 7
    FG 00:06 Dan Bailey 40 Yd 17 7
    SECOND QUARTER OKST ARIZ
    TD 12:33 Markelle Martin 62 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 23 7
    THIRD QUARTER OKST ARIZ
    FG 09:01 Alex Zendejas 42 Yd 23 10
    TD 05:16 Justin Blackmon 3 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick) 30 10
    FG 03:20 Dan Bailey 50 Yd 33 10
    FOURTH QUARTER OKST ARIZ
    FG 05:53 Dan Bailey 44 Yd 36 10

    SAN ANTONIO -- Justin Blackmon could've strolled into the end zone. But the Oklahoma State star instead turned left and trotted along the goal line until he almost reached the sideline, finally forced to make the touchdown official.

    Maybe he was taking it all in. Because the nation's top receiver might not be back.

    Blackmon caught two touchdowns, including his 71-yard strike that he savored long as possible before scoring, and Oklahoma State (No. 14 BCS, No. 16 AP) finished its first 11-win season with a 36-10 victory over Arizona in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Wednesday night.

    "I just wanted to have a little fun," Blackmon said of taking the long way to the end zone.

    The fun didn't stop there.

    Blackmon, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver, later set an NCAA record with his 12th straight game with at least 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. The sophomore caught nine passes for 117 yards in perhaps his last college game.

    He's a projected high NFL pick who's already won Big 12 offensive player of the year and surpassed former Pitt star Larry Fitzgerald for most receiving yards by a sophomore.

    So what's left to accomplish?

    "No one knows," said Blackmon about whether he'll come back to Oklahoma State. "We just have to see. We'll have to figure it out."

    Brandon Weeden was 25 of 41 for 240 yards for Oklahoma State (11-2) in the final game plan for Cowboys offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, who is leaving to become the coach-in-waiting at West Virginia.

    Oklahoma State, which led the nation in total offense, won its first bowl game in three tries and scored at least 33 points for the 11th time this season.

    Arizona (7-6) ended the year with five straight losses. Coach Mike Stoops said he'll enter the offseason taking a hard look at his program, which fell shy of the 8 wins it posted in the previous two seasons.

    "We'll have to re-evaluate a lot of things," Stoops said.

    This last, lopsided defeat made Arizona's 7-1 record and No. 13 ranking in November seem like that was much longer ago. Nick Foles completed 32 of 50 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown, but he threw three interceptions, including one returned by Markelle Martin for a 62-yard score.

    The Wildcats had their chances early. But six possessions inside Oklahoma State territory in the first half resulted in just one touchdown.

    "It's time to move forward," Foles said of the five straight losses. "We can't keep thinking about it."

    Oklahoma State now awaits whether this was a farewell victory lap for its biggest stars.

    Weeden and Blackmon are both projected NFL draft picks if they leave early. Blackmon seems poised to follow former teammate Dez Bryant as a first-rounder, and may have little incentive to return after being chosen as the Big 12 offensive player of the year. Both players say Holgorsen's departure won't influence their decision.

    "I think they both need to come back," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "Both of them can mature. I know they can develop."

    Holgorsen won't be back, but he helped give his duo another big night.

    After Arizona couldn't convert a fourth down at the Cowboys' 29-yard line on its opening possession, Weeden found Blackmon practically uncovered down the sideline. Weeden said Blackmon, a little frustrated with the lack of throws his way, told him to throw him the "daggum ball" before tossing the long striks his way.

    Arizona fans didn't appreciate the showboating.

    "I don't like to taunt," Gundy said. "But he cut across the field and was having a little fun, and proving his ankle was back to normal."

    Blackmon scored for a second time on a 3-yard pass in the third quarter, breaking the game open after Alex Zandejas' 42-yard field goal put Arizona back within two scores.

    Arizona's only other score came in the first quarter when Juron Criner caught a 5-yard touchdown from Foles, who was playing back in the Alamodome where he was a Texas prep star.

    The Cowboys can take comfort even if forced to replace more than Holgorsen: They lost Bryant and switched to a new quarterback this season, only to shatter practically every school passing record. They're also toasting the most wins in school history after debuting seven new defensive starters.

    It's why the Cowboys began the season picked to finish fifth in the Big 12 South. Instead, Oklahoma State came within a wild fourth quarter against Oklahoma of playing for its first Big 12 title. Nebraska handed the Cowboys their only other loss.

    Arizona was denied a third consecutive eight-win season and absorbed another bowl pummeling after losing 33-0 to Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl last year.

    The Pac 10 returned to the Alamo Bowl for the first time since 1994 after the game ended a 15-year run with the Big 10. The Pac 10's deal with the Alamo Bowl runs through 2013.

    All stats and information taken from ESPN.com and the AP. They are not original works of this user.
    Last edited by FessJL0861; 12-30-2010 at 11:07 AM.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

  2. #2
       
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gettin' lucky in Kentucky
    Posts
    1,891
    Blog Entries
    2
    Most places have this line as Oklahoma State -4 to -4.5. Oddly though, Bodog has them @ -5.5. It seems like they are begging you to take Zona, which means I like OK State a bunch more suddenly.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

  3. #3


    The guy touching Blackmon looks like he just found his soul mate.

    And OK State is rolling.
    If you ask me how I want to be remembered, it is as a winner. You know what a winner is? A winner is somebody who has given his best effort, who has tried the hardest they possibly can, who has utilized every ounce of energy and strength within them to accomplish something. It doesn't mean that they accomplished it or failed, it means that they've given it their best. That's a winner.”
    ― Walter Payton

  4. #4
       
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gettin' lucky in Kentucky
    Posts
    1,891
    Blog Entries
    2
    HA! Yeah, I wish I would have bet on this one. OK State looked good.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

  5. #5
       
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    5,608
    Quote Originally Posted by Docta View Post


    The guy touching Blackmon looks like he just found his soul mate.

    And OK State is rolling.
    Coffee just sprayed out of my nose!

    The kid looks like a refugee from "Up With People".

  6. #6
       
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gettin' lucky in Kentucky
    Posts
    1,891
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
    Coffee just sprayed out of my nose!

    The kid looks like a refugee from "Up With People".
    HA. These bowl threads have become my cocaine. We have been so terribly bad (all 3 of us, Docta, Pruitt, and myself) at this, yet somehow I can't stop checking the threads for the next crazy pancake lady, unnecessary bowl T-Shirt from a bad football school who shouldn't have made as bowl, or Blackmon's next stalker.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

Similar Threads

  1. NFP News - Arizona-Oklahoma State: Three things to watch
    By Administrator in forum National Football Post
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2011, 07:43 PM
  2. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - FINAL - Oklahoma 48 Connecticut 20
    By FessJL0861 in forum Bowl Game Threads
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 12:44 AM
  3. Outback Bowl - FINAL - Florida 37 Penn State 24
    By FessJL0861 in forum Bowl Game Threads
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 07:37 PM
  4. Capital One Bowl - FINAL - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7
    By FessJL0861 in forum Bowl Game Threads
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 07:09 PM
  5. MAACO Bowl - FINAL - Boise State 26 Utah 3
    By FessJL0861 in forum Bowl Game Threads
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-27-2010, 12:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •