Sunday, January 16, 2011

Oklahoma sports report

The college football bowl season is now over, so let's see how our two remaining Oklahoma teams did in their bowl games.

Oklahoma State University Cowboys

OSU traveled to San Antonio, Texas, where they played the Arizona Wildcats in the December 29 Valero Alamo Bowl.  OSU dominated the Wildcats by a final score of 36-10 (video highlights).  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon led the Cowboys with nine receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns, in a season in which he was among the top three in the nation in each of those statistical categories and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver.  Quarterback Brandon Weeden ended a great season, completing 25 of 41 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.  Cowboy fans will be pleased to know that Blackmon and Weeden will return for another season.  Arizona ended the season with five consecutive losses and was not much of a match for OSU, who finished with an 11-2 record and a no. 14 ranking in the BCS standings.

OU quarterback Landry Jones threw for 429 years and three touchdowns in leading the Sooners to a 48-20 victory (video highlights) over the Connecticut Huskies in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 1 in Glendale, Arizona.   The Sooner defensive squad contributed two touchdowns on interception returns and wide receiver Ryan Broyles ended a great season with 13 catches for 170 yards and a touchdown, finishing second in the Biletnikoff Award voting to Justin Blackmon of OSU.  The Huskies had some great moments, including a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Robbie Frey and a touchdown on an interception by Dwayne Gratz, but in the end they could not stay with the Sooners, who ended the 12-2 season ranked no. 7 in the BCS standings.

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