Scout’s Notebook: Arizona-Oklahoma State (Valero Alamo Bowl)
For a second consecutive year Arizona dropped the ball in postseason action, getting outclassed 36-10 by Oklahoma State. The Cowboys’ quick pace and talent at the skill positions made them too much to handle for Mike Stoops and company.
Blackmon leaves defenders in the dust
Wide receiver Justin Blackmon put on a show, exhibiting his full repertoire of skills on the grand stage with nine catches for 117 yards and two scores. His stat line could have easily been more prodigious had he held on to a pair of catchable balls that were dropped.
The well-built 6’1”, 207 pound thoroughbred got the party started early by plucking the ball out of the air cleanly on a seven-yard hook-up that forced his man, Robert Golden, to make a heads-up tackle in space before Blackmon erupted for a long gainer.
Later in the first quarter, the