12:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010
Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS), Lawrence, KS
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Brandon Weeden took Oklahoma State somewhere it's never been before.
And that's even without a possible trip to the Big 12 title game, where the Cowboys still could be headed.
Weeden threw for 389 yards three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 48-14 victory over Kansas, giving the Cowboys at least a tie atop the Big 12 South and a 10-win regular season -- both the first in school history.
With 3,708 total yards, Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden set the school record for offensive yards in a season. And the Cowboys could play up to three more games.
Oklahoma State Total Offense Record
|* -- 389 yards on Saturday vs. Kansas|
If Oklahoma lost to Baylor later Saturday, the Cowboys (10-1, 6-1) will head to the title game.
"We've been playing football for 110 years and have never been able to accomplish that," said coach Mike Gundy. "So these players were able to accomplish something that no other team ever has."
Wide receiver Justin Blackmon had 130 yards and one touchdown on 10 catches, extending his school record with his 10th straight game of at least 100 yards receiving and one TD catch.
Weeden's 3,708 yards of total offense this year, with one regular-season game to go, wiped out the 3,671 in 2007 by Zac Robinson.
"I didn't realize I had broken the record until the game was over," Weeden said. "It's more important to me that we got our 10th win. No team has ever done that in Oklahoma State history."
After sweeping the four Texas schools for the first time, the Cowboys (No. 10 BCS, No. 12 AP) needed Baylor to beat Oklahoma (No. 14 BCS, No. 16 AP) on Saturday night to own the title outright. The two state rivals wind up their regular season next Saturday at Oklahoma State.
• Oklahoma State is 6-1 against Kansas since 1996 and locked up its first undefeated road schedule since 1945.
• It is also Oklahoma State's first 10-win season since 1988 and the first time in school history the Cowboys have reached 10 wins during the regular season.
• Justin Blackmon had 130 receiving yards and a TD, extending his streak of games with 100 yards and a score to 10. Only Aaron Turner of Pacific (1990-91) has had a longer streak -- his was 11.
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"It feels amazing," Oklahoma State defensive tackle Shane Jarka said. "It feels great to go down in the history books. It's great to accomplish something we've been working for all season long."
Kansas (3-8, 1-6) gave the Cowboys a surprisingly tough fight the first half, and even led 7-0 and 14-10 before Oklahoma State pulled away in the second half. The Jayhawks had only 6 yards of offense in the third quarter while Oklahoma State scored two touchdowns to take a 34-14 lead. The second TD was on Michael Harrison's blocked punt and 5-yard return that took all the steam out of the Jayhawks.
"We just fell off when the punt got blocked," Kansas defensive end Jake Laptad said. "That seemed to take a lot of energy out of us."
Big 12 rushing leader Kendall Hunter had 105 yards on 22 carries. Oklahoma State's Dan Bailey made field goals of 32 and 21 yards, but also missed two long ones, leaving him 22 for 26 for the year.
The Jayhawks drove to a first-and-goal from the 6 with about 6 minutes left in the first half.
But Angus Quigley was stopped third down from the 1, James Sims was kept out on fourth down from inside the 1, and the Cowboys went 96 yards in 15 plays to set up Bailey's 21-yard field goal for a 20-14 halftime lead.
"That was really big," said Gundy. "For us to stop them while being on the road, and not letting their crowd back in the game. ... That was a really big stand."
Blackmon, the nation's leader in yards receiving and touchdown catches, caught a 13-yard scoring pass 9 seconds into the fourth quarter to put Oklahoma State on top 41-14.
But all the rest of the scoring would belong to the Cowboys, who rolled up 597 yards, going over 500 for the eighth time.
"Their offense is very good," Laptad said. "Their offensive line is very good. They do a good job protecting Weeden."
Top 25 Overview
It was over when... the Cowboys woke up after the break, outscoring the Jayhawks 28-0 in the second half.
Gameball goes to... Brandon Weeden. The Oklahoma State QB threw for 389 yards and three touchdowns.
Stat of the game... 0. For the first time since 1945, Oklahoma State went an entire season with no road losses.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||6-12||6-17|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||0-1|
|TD||12:07||Tim Biere 12 Yd Pass From Quinn Mecham (Jacob Branstetter Kick)||0||7|
|TD||10:21||Joseph Randle 14 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick)||7||7|
|FG||04:01||Dan Bailey 32 Yd||10||7|
|TD||01:30||James Sims 24 Yd Run (Jacob Branstetter Kick)||10||14|
|TD||14:07||Josh Cooper 21 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick)||17||14|
|FG||02:34||Dan Bailey 21 Yd||20||14|
|TD||06:16||Jeremy Smith 5 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick)||27||14|
|TD||01:54||Michael Harrison 5 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Dan Bailey Kick)||34||14|
|TD||14:51||Justin Blackmon 13 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick)||41||14|
|TD||05:41||Tracy Moore 3 Yd Pass From Brandon Weeden (Dan Bailey Kick)||48||14|
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will win the Big 12 South and appear in the Big 12 title game for the 1st time should rival Oklahoma lose tonight to Baylor.
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