Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon is a Fiesta Bowl winner. Now his eyes are set on the NFL.The Oklahoma State Cowboys never led until making the final field goal in its Fiesta Bowl victory against the Stanford Cardinal.
Oklahoma State won its first-ever trip to a BCS bowl game and finished with a school-record 12 wins.
It was the third overtime game in Fiesta Bowl history (most recent before this year was 2007 between Boise State and Oklahoma).
Fiesta Bowl Overtime Games
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon tied career and Fiesta Bowl highs with three receiving touchdowns, and was the first receiver this season to go for more than 100 yards against Stanford.
Blackmon (eight receptions, 186 yards) was bracketed for much of the game by multiple defenders but found space when the Cardinal blitzed.
He was targeted seven times, hauling in four passes for 139 yards, including two touchdowns, when Stanford sent five or more pass rushers.
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle ran for one touchdown, his 26th rushing touchdown of the season, finishing one behind Ricky Williams for the Big 12 record.
The door swung wide open for Oklahoma State, courtesy of Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson.
Williamson missed a career-high three field goals, including a possible game-winner at the end of regulation.
Andrew Luck ended his collegiate career with interceptions in six straight games. But he threw only four incompletions all game.
Andrew Luck, Pocket Passing
Fiesta Bowl 2012
On Stanford's touchdown drives, Luck was even better. He was a perfect 15-for-15 passing on Stanford's touchdown drives.
Luck completed all but one of his 24 pass attempts from the pocket Monday. He was 14-of-14 when targeting Ty Montgomery or his tight ends from the pocket, including both of his touchdown passes.
Cardinal running back Stepfan Taylor finished with a career-high 177 yards in the loss.
Oklahoma State forced two turnovers and finished the season first in the nation with 44 forced turnovers.