Justin Blackmon

October 26, 2010 by staff 

Justin Blackmon, (AP) – Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards with one touchdown to lead No. 20 Oklahoma State to a 34-17 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, the Cowboys for the first time in Lubbock since 1944.

Blackmon’s 62-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the longest play of the game and put the contest out of reach of the Cowboys. Brandon Weeden completed 24 of 35 passes for 356 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Cowboys (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) went ahead 21-0 in the first quarter after three rushing touchdowns – 15 yards by Kendall Hunter, and 4 meters each by Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith – and Texas Tech could not muster enough offense in the second half to make it a contest.

Blackmon’s previous career high was receiving yards last week against Louisiana-Lafayette, when he had 13 receptions for 190 yards. He caught 10 passes Saturday.

Taylor Potts, who had 462 passing yards in the 45-38 victory last week over Baylor, was 28 of 43 for 226 yards and a touchdown in Texas Tech (3-3, 1-3).

During halftime was taken to a hospital to be checked by a concussion after a blow to the jaw, Texas Tech, coach Tommy Tuberville said. Potts came back and played the entire second half.

It is the second time in three years; the Cowboys started 6-0, and fourth time.

Hunter, ranked fifth in the nation in rushing entering the game, finished with 130 yards on 25 carries. He had been an average of 140.

The Cowboys failed to score on their first possession of the second half for the first time this season. The drive ended when Bront Bird intercepted Weeden at Texas Tech 26.

A few plays on the disc Baron Batch fumbled and Jamie Blatnick recovered for the Cowboys at there own 36. Two plays later, Blackmon Weeden found around the Texas Tech star receiver 40 and ran along the sideline of the strike of 62 yards.

The Red Raiders did not score until the sixth possession, his first drive of the second quarter, scoring lots of 1 to cut the deficit to 21-7. After stopping the Cowboys from Texas Tech needed just 2:41 to pull over. Potts faked a shot to the outside before finding Cornelius Douglas up the middle for a 28-yard touchdown that made 21-14.

Texas Tech seemed lethargic in the first quarter as the Cowboys accumulated 215 total yards to 38 for the Red Raiders. It kicked five times and was three years and its first three possessions. By the time the Red Raiders had their initial first down, and were behind 14-0.

Potts had only 37 yards in the first quarter.

It was the third time this season that the technology has been scoreless in the first quarter.

The Cowboys ran the ball. In his second inaugural OSU ran five plays before Hunter, averaging 140 yards per game coming in, rumbled 15 yards for a touchdown – his tenth this season – to put the Cowboys to 7-0. Of the 61 yards on the drive, Kendall had 46.

The Red Raiders defense also struggled, giving up work at least 25 yards on four occasions in the first quarter.

Weeden went to his best receiver frequently and successfully. Blackmon met four times for 74 yards in the first quarter alone.

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