Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and No. 20 Oklahoma State's high-powered offense overcame the absence of star wide receiver Justin Blackmon to beat Kansas State 24-14 Saturday afternoon.

Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and No. 20 Oklahoma State's high-powered offense overcame the absence of star wide receiver Justin Blackmon to beat Kansas State 24-14 Saturday afternoon.


Blackmon, suspended for the game after being arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge, left the Cowboys (7-1 overall, 3-1 Big 12) without the nation's leader in receiving yards per game, total receiving yards, scoring and touchdown catches.


As a result, the attack that came into the game No. 3 nationally in total offense and No. 2 in scoring sputtered much of the day, particularly in a 7-7 first half. But aided by Dan Bailey's precise placement punting and Johnny Thomas' touchdown on an interception return, the Cowboys scored 17 straight points in the second half.