Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown
passes and No. 20 Oklahoma State's high-powered offense overcame
the absence of star wide receiver Justin Blackmon to beat Kansas
State 24-14 Saturday afternoon.
Blackmon, suspended for the game after being arrested on a
misdemeanor DUI charge, left the Cowboys (7-1 overall, 3-1 Big 12)
without the nation's leader in receiving yards per game, total
receiving yards, scoring and touchdown catches.
As a result, the attack that came into the game No. 3 nationally
in total offense and No. 2 in scoring sputtered much of the day,
particularly in a 7-7 first half. But aided by Dan Bailey's precise
placement punting and Johnny Thomas' touchdown on an interception
return, the Cowboys scored 17 straight points in the second half.