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Despite having one year of eligibility left, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon declared that he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft. The announcement came shortly after he helped lead the Cowboys to a 41-38 overtime win over Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Blackmon finished that game with eight catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. However, that would not have been enough to win the game if Cardinal kicker Jordan Williamson had not missed a 35-yard field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game for Stanford. Instead, the game went into overtime, where Williamson missed another field goal from 43 yards out. The Cowboys eventually won on a 22-yard field goal by Quinn Sharp.
As delighted the Cowboys were about winning the game, they were also disappointed about not playing in the National Championship game. However, no player was more disappointed than Jordan Williamson, who missed three field goals in the game after missing three all season.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who finished the game 27-of-31 passing for 347 yards and two touchdowns, said, “In the end, we lost, and I’m as much to blame as anyone.”
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 29 of 42 passes for 399 yards and the three touchdowns to Blackmon.