SAN ANTONIO » Justin Blackmon caught two touchdown passes, including a 71-yard strike, and No. 16 Oklahoma State finished its first 11-win season with a 36-10 victory over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl yesterday.
Blackmon, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver, 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.
Brandon Weeden was 25-for-41 for 240 yards for Oklahoma State (11-2). It was 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, never trailed and scored at least 33 points for the 11th time this season.
Arizona (7-6) ended the year with five straight losses.
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.
No. 16 OKLAHOMA ST. 36, ARIZONA 10
OkSt–J.Smith 6 run (Bailey kick)
OkSt–Blackmon 71 pass from Weeden (Bailey kick)
Ari–Criner 5 pass from Foles (Zendejas kick)
OkSt–FG Bailey 40
OkSt–M.Martin 62 interception return (kick failed)
Ari–FG Zendejas 42
OkSt–Blackmon 3 pass from Weeden (Bailey kick)
OkSt–FG Bailey 50
OkSt–FG Bailey 44
RUSHING–Oklahoma St., Hunter 10-32, J.Smith 5-16, J.Cooper 1-15, Bowling 1-9, Randle 2-2, Team 1-(minus 2). Arizona, Grigsby 16-59, Nwoko 11-36, Antolin 1-1, Criner 1-1, Foles 9-(minus 7).
PASSING–Oklahoma St., Weeden 25-41-0-240. Arizona, Foles 32-50-3-280.
RECEIVING–Oklahoma St., Blackmon 9-117, J.Cooper 7-53, Bowling 3-35, Randle 2-28, T.Moore 2-13, J.Smith 1-(minus 1), Hunter 1-(minus 5). Arizona, Criner 9-47, Douglas 6-91, Morrison 6-66, Grigsby 4-26, Roberts 2-19, Nwoko 2-11, Miller 2-5, Cobb 1-15.