Saturday, October 29, 2011
Cowboys, Justin Blackmon ready to go
By David Ubben
STILLWATER, Okla. -- It's a gorgeous homecoming Saturday in Stillwater that's perfect for football.
A little morning chill turned into a nice afternoon, which features a strong forecast for cloud-free sunshine and Justin Blackmon.
The Oklahoma State receiver got "dinged" in the head and sat out the majority of last week's win over Missouri, but the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner will be back on the field for the Cowboys.
It's Homecoming weekend here in Stillwater, and the house decorations were pretty high quality from what I saw on the drive into Boone Pickens Stadium in town. More than 50,000 people braved the chill last night to celebrate the occasion.
But back to football.
The Cowboys will need Blackmon today against a high-powered Baylor offense. Both of these teams can do just about anything on offense, which should make this one a fun game to watch.
Baylor's offense will be at full strength, but Oklahoma State is dealing with the loss of receiver Hubert Anyiam, who's likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his foot.
That will make life a little tougher on quarterback Brandon Weeden, but even though Anyiam will be replaced by suitable receivers Michael Harrison and Isaiah Anderson, look for slot receiver Josh Cooper to get the ball thrown his way a little more.
We'll have plenty of coverage right here throughout the day.