It took a last-minute score and a last-second defensive stand for Oklahoma State to knock off Kansas State 52-45 and remain in the National Championship picture, but how would John Holcomb grade their performance?
Offensively, the Oklahoma State Cowboys racked up 502 yards and four touchdowns in the passing game, however they only came away with 72 yards on the ground. Brandon Weeden threw for a record 502 yards and four scores, but threw two interceptions, both of which turned into points for Kansas State. Justin Blackmon racked up 205 yards and two scores on 13 catches, and would have had a third score if he hadn't fumbled one out of the end zone.
Kansas State quarterback Colin Klien had a field goal against the Oklahoma State defense, rushing for 158 yards and three scores, while passing for 231 yards and a score. Overall the Cowboys gave up 507 yards, but forced their requisite two turnovers in the game.
The Blackmon experiment on punt returns was shaky at-best, with a bobble on the first and a fumble on the second, which turned into points for the Wildcats. Quinn Sharp was 3-of-3 on the night and averaged more than 64 yards per kickoff.